• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MELODY

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman
Margaret Good (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman
Conductor: Margaret Good

: MORNING SERVICE

from Bethesda Baptist Church, Ipswich, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. George Bird
Introduction
0 for a thousand tongues (B.C.H. 147) Sentences
Prayer
Love divine (B.C.H. 317)
Reading; Isaiah 45, vv. 15-22; Romans
8. vv. 31-37
Crown him with many crowns
(B.C.H. 142)
Sermon
All hail the power of Jesus' name
(B.C.H. 140)
Benediction
Organist. Ernest J. Pulham

Contributors

Organist: Ernest J. Pulham

: SUNDAY PROM

Overture. Le Corsaire (Berlioz): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Paul Kletzki
(Continued in next column)
Siegfried Idyll (Wagner): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Guido Cantelli
Air: O Silver Moon' (Rusalka, Act 1)
(Dvorak): Joan Hammond (soprano) with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vilem Tausky
Air: 'Twill soon be midnight (Queen of Spades. Act 3) (Tchaikovsky): Joan Hammond (soprano), with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vilem Tausky
Double Concerto, for two string orchestras, piano. and timpani (Martinu): Sidney Crook (piano), James Bradshaw (timpani), Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Kletzki
Conducted By: Guido Cantelli
Soprano: Joan Hammond
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Piano: Sidney Crook
Piano: James Bradshaw
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik

: PERSONAL STORY

4-The Go:d Comb of Solokha by Count Alexis Bobrinskoy
In 1908, when the speaker was a boy; he was present at the excavation in South Russia ot the burial ground of a Scythian king of the fourth or fifth century B.C.; and it was he who, more or less by chance, discovered the unique golden comb which is now in the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad.

Contributors

Unknown: Count Alexis Bobrinskoy

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Contents :
Dukas and " La Peri ," ' by Norman Demuth
' The Music of Glazunov,' by Boyd Neel
Denis Gauitier and his " La Rhetorl que des Dieux " (1652),' by Diana Poulton , with recorded illustrations by Diana Poulton Oute ) and Christopher Wood (harpsichord)

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: La Peri
Unknown: Norman Demuth
Unknown: Boyd Neel
Unknown: Denis Gauitier
Unknown: La Rhetorl
Unknown: Diana Poulton
Illustrations By: Diana Poulton Oute

: THE CRITICS

Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Eric Newton
Films: C. A. Lejeune Theatre: Eric Kpown
Books: Elspeth Huxley Radio: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Art: Basil Taylor

Contributors

Conducted By: Eric Newton
Unknown: Eric Kpown
Unknown: Elspeth Huxley
Unknown: Charles Gibbs-Smith

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: COUNTRY MAGAZINE

A review of the change in the countryside of Britain since May 3, 1942, as a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Country Magazine
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson played by the Wynford Reynolds Sextet
Singer, Robert Irwin
Produced by Francis Dillon who writes on page 9

Contributors

Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: Stephen Williams presents HE WROTE THE STORY

Pushkin-1
Gramophone records of music from operas based on his works

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly introduced by Roy Hay
John Sambrook reviews some of the latest gardening books
S. L. Lord talks about hardy carnations and dianthus
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: John Sambrook
Talks: S. L. Lord
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: World Theatre presents Robert Harris with Kathleen Michael in 'THE FATHER'

by August Strindberg in an English version by Max Faber arranged and produced for broadcasting by E. A. Harding
The play is set in the sitting-room of the Captain's house on the outskirts of a Swedish town during two winter evenings towards the end of the last century

Contributors

Unknown: August Strindberg
Unknown: Max Faber
Broadcasting By: E. A. Harding
Adolf, a cavalry Captain: Robert Harris
Laura, his wife: Kathleen Michael
Bertha, their daughter: Sulwen Morgan
Grandmother: Nan Marriott-Watson
Dr Oestermark: Richard Williams
The pastor, Laura's brother: Ivor Barnard
Margret, an old nurse: Gladys Young
Noejd, the Captain's batman: Neville Hartley
Svaerd, an orderly: Ronald Sidney

: Scenes from ' THAIS '

by Massenet
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader. John Sharpe )
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Produced by Harold Neden

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Produced By: Harold Neden
Thais, a courtesan: Joan Hammond
Athanael, a Cenobite monk: Dennis Noble
Albine, Abbess of the Convent of White Nuns: Sheila Rex

: TALKING OF BOOKS

Walter Allen
This week he talks about the novels of C. S. Forester , now being published in a collected edition.

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: C. S. Forester

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Jennifer's Journeys '
(Third Series) by Howard Jones
1—' Jennifer in Westminster ' with Jane Fergus as Jennifer and Stephen Jack Patience Collier
Lewis Stringer , Henzie Raeburn
Vivienne Chatterton. Laidman Browne
Richard Goolden , Norman Shelley
Produced by David Davis
Many listeners will recall the journeys of Jennifer Justice, American daughter of an English mother, through the Home Counties. This y'ar Jennifer returns to discover something about London.
Her journey today takes her past the Banqueting Hall of o'.i Whitehall, to Trafalgar Square; she hears the strange hfstories of the statue of King Charles I, and of Mrs. Hicks, the apple woman of Hyde Park: she learns how Piccadilly gained its unusual name. Her wanderings bring her to Buckingham Palace, through St. James' Park. and so back to Parliament Square. The journey suitably ends with a visit to Westminster Abbey.
Hotoard Jones writes on Children's Page

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Jane Fergus
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Henzie Raeburn
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton.
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Hotoard Jones

: SAVING AND SPENDING

Insurance for Life
Four talks by T. B. Durie a district manager of a large insurance company
2—' Industrial' and ' Ordinary '

Contributors

Unknown: T. B. Durie

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts. followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

: NEWS

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Szymon Goldberg (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Alexander Glazunov , who was born at St. Petersburg in 1865, began his career as a Russian nationalist composer. When he was a boy, no less an authority than Balakirev nicknamed him the little Glinka '; and it was at Balakirev's recommendation that Glazunov became a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov. At the age of seventeen he produced his first symphony, for which he was presented with a laurel wreath. His output in later years was considerable, but his style became more cosmopolitan. In 1899 he was appointed Professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, and ten years later became its director. After the revolution in Russia he went to Paris, where he died in 1936. Of his eight symphonies, No. 6 is perhaps the best known; it was written in St. Petersburg in 1896. There are four movements: Adagio leading to Allegro pas-sionate; a theme with seven variations; Intermezzo; and Andante tnaesloso.
Harold Rutland

Contributors

Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Alexander Glazunov
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: EVENING SERVICE

from the Parish Church of Eversley, Hampshire, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. R. C. Rudgard O.B.E , .
King of giory (E.H. 424) The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 146
First Lesson: Isaiah 61, vv. 1-3. and v. 11 (read by the Rector's Warden)
Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 5, w.
1-12 (read by the People's Warden)
Nunc Dimittis
Creed and Collects
From thee all skill and science flow
(E.H. 525)
Sermon
Prayers
0 God of truth (E.H. 449) Blessing
Organist, Stanley Athill

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. C. Rudgard O.B.E
Organist: Stanley Athill

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Methodist International House, by the Rev. Donald O. Soper, Ph.D. Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
At the Methodist International House men and women students of all nations live together on a family basis without discrimination of race, colour, or creed, each learning to understand and appreciate the other. The house has a resident capacity of seventy-eight. It is also the headquarters of a nation-wide work among students from overseas. Every student known to be arriving in this country is personally met and welcomed at the port of arrival. Hundreds of students of all nations are placed yearly in Christian homes where they are received as sons and daughters, and many more are helped with their problems.
Money is needed to carry on this welfare work and to complete the cost of adapting and furnishing the house.

: Wendy Hiller and Paul Scofield in 'THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY'

A serial play for broadcasting in tenepisodes by Fran .: Hauser and Donald McWhinnie from the novel by Henry James
Production by E. J. King Bull
Episode4
Other parts played by Nicholas Parsons and Roger Delgado
Isabel Archer makes her first visit to Europe under the wing of her aunt, Mrs. Touchett, and in the summer of 1870 they arrive together at Gardencourt, in the county of Berkshire, the English home of the Touchett famry. Miss Archer's first weeks in England are eventful; she refuses a proposal. of marriage from Lord Warburton, a neighbouring landowner; resists the efforts of her American friend, Henrietta Stackpole, to unite her with Caspar Goodwood, an old admirer who has followed her from Boston; and inherits a large fortune from her Uncle Daniel. In due course Miss Archer begins a- Continental tour, going first to France, then to Italy, in the company of Mrs. Touchett and Madame Merle, an old friend of her aunt-unaware that she owes her fortune to her cousin Ralph, who had persuaded his father to alter his will in her favour.

Contributors

Unknown: Fran Hauser
Unknown: Donald McWhinnie
Novel By: Henry James
Production By: E. J. King Bull
Played By: Nicholas Parsons
Played By: Roger Delgado
Unknown: Isabel Archer
The American: Roger Delgado
Mother Catherine: Rosamund Greenwood
Gilbert Osmond: Alan Wheatley
Pansy Osmond: Pamela Stirling
Mother Justine: Joan Hart
Mme Merle: Catherine Lacey
Isabel Archer: Wendy Hiller
Ralph Touchett: Paul Scofield
Countess Gemini: Jill Balcon
Mrs Touchett: Betty Hardy

: NEWS

: SONGS FROM COUNTRY MAGAZINE

A selection of the favourite folk songs played in ' Country Magazine ' during the ten years since May 3, 1942
Selected, arranged, and conducted by Francis Collinson with the Wynford Reynolds Sextet
Singers: Hedli Anderson
Robert Irwin , Cyril Tucker
Martin Boddey. Clarence Wright with a male chorus from the BBC Singers
Produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Conducted By: Francis Collinson
Singers: Hedli Anderson
Singers: Robert Irwin
Singers: Cyril Tucker
Singers: Martin Boddey.
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: HISTORIC HOME

Knole Remembered
V. Sackville-West has recorded some memories of her old home.
This evening Henry Riddell and Max Robertson are at Knole to describe some of the rooms she remembers so well
Miss Sackville-West is the daughter of the late Lord Sackville. She was born, brought up, and lived at Knole most of her life and loved it intensely.

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Riddell
Unknown: Max Robertson

: MENDELSSOHN

Octet in E flat, Op. 20 played by the Whitehead String Ensemble:
Leonard Hirsch
Kathleen Sturdy (violins)
Lorraine du Val (violins) Colin Sauer
Molly Panter (violas)
Stephen Shingles
Peter Beavan cellos)
James Whitehead (cellos)

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Hirsch
Violins: Kathleen Sturdy
Violins: Lorraine du Val
Violins: Colin Sauer
Violas: Molly Panter
Violas: Stephen Shingles
Cellos: Peter Beavan
Cellos: James Whitehead

: THE EPILOGUE

Christ is Risen
Psalm 118, vv. 10-20 (Broadcast
Psalter)
St. John 21, w. 1-17
Father of peace (BBC Hymn Book
488)
1 Corinthians 15, w. 20-22

: News Summary

: Close Down









About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel