• 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

: Bright and Early

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

(Leader, William McInulty )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McInulty
Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' The Hidden Workings of the Spirit'
Talk by Father Gordon Albion

Contributors

Talk By: Father Gordon Albion

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Queen's Hall Light Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Leopold )
Conductor. Sidney Torch

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conductor: Sidney Torch

: RECITAL

Basil Parsons (baritone)
Raymond Mosley (violin)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)

Contributors

Baritone: Basil Parsons
Violin: Raymond Mosley
Accompanist: Josephine Lee

: LONDON BUS DRIVER

by A. W. Selwyn
In the course of this talk the speaker suggests the answers to some of the questions that trouble the people in the bus queue.

Contributors

Unknown: A. W. Selwyn

: This Week's Composer

DELIUS
Records of his English Rhapsody ' Brigg Fair' and ' A Song of Summer'

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Tuesday in Whitsun Week
Come. Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
(BBC Hymn Book 508)
New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 48 (Broadcast psalter) Jeremiah 31, w. 31-34
My soul. there is a country (BBC
Hymn Book 526)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: Richard Todd in 'THE STORY OF ROBIN HOOD'

A serial in five episodes
For details see Friday at 11.0
2—' Will Scarlet '

: LILI KRAUS

(piano)
Andante con variazioni (Haydn)
Fantasia in C minor (K.475) (Mozart) on gramophone records

: ROMEO

and his Gypsy Orchestra

: Workers' Playtime

from a factory in Drapersfield, Co. Tyrone
with Charlie Chester, Tollefsen, Josephine Crombie
James Moody at the piano
Presented by Jack McGeagh

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Josephine Crombie
Unknown: James Moody
Presented By: Jack McGeagh

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Richard Attenborough

presents some records from his collection
(Richard Attenborough broadcasts by permission of the Boulting Brothers)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Altenborough

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: THE SPA ORCHESTRA

Directed by Tom Jenkins
Dorothy Bond (soprano)
Andrew Wolkowsky (domra) and Bert Weedon (guitar)
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Dorothy Bond
Soprano: Andrew Wolkowsky
Soprano: Bert Weedon

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Durham Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (
William Byrd )
Psalm 34 (Psalter Newly Pointed) First Lesson: Wisdom 7
Magnificat (Smart in B flat)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 13 Nunc dimittis (Smart in B flat)
Creed: Versicles and Responses;
Collects
Anthem: Veni Creator Stanford)
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire And lighten with celestial fire (BBC
Hymn Book 151)
Prayers and Grace Carol : This child was born to men of God (Oxford Carol Book 97)
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Conrad Eden

Contributors

Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Grace Carol
Unknown: Conrad Eden

: Orchestral Hour THE BOYD NEEL STRING ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conductor, Boyd Neel
Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)
Fela Sowande was born in Nigeria and studied at Lagos. He came to this country when he was twenty-nine, and for some years was musical adviser to the Colonial Film Unit. From 1944 until last July he was organist and choirmaster of the West London Mission at Kingsway Hall. He has written a number of works for orchestra and also for organ. His African Suite, which dates from 1948, has four movements: Joyful Day, Onipe, Lullaby, and Akinla. The first two movements are based on melodies by E. Amu , who teaches music at Achimota College on the Gold Coast; the last two movements are based on West African folk tunes.
Harold Rutland

Contributors

Leader: Maurice Clare
Conductor: Boyd Neel
Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Unknown: Fela Sowande
Unknown: E. Amu
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A nursery sing-song with Vi and Gwen
' Fuzzigog the Hairdresser': a story by Mary Westall. Told by Herbert Smith
5.25 ' Cowleaze Farm' by Ralph Whitlock
' A Midsummer Ghost'
Produced by Mollie Austin in the BBC's West of England studios

Contributors

Story By: Mary Westall.
Told By: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Ralph Whitlock
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Pat: Thea Hanks
Mary: Mary Harley
Mrs Whitlock: Phyllis Smale
Farmer Whitlock: Ralph Whitlock
Bill Harry: Norman Kendall

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Gilbert Harding discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: First House FRANKIE HOWERD GOES EAST

on a flying tour of Mediterranean Services bases
This week from the Miramare Theatre, Tripoli

: MUSIC OF THE SEA

BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Ivey Dickson (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Piano: Ivey Dickson

: DON ROBERTO

The story of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936), author, traveller, horseman, socialist, nationalist, and champion of the under-dog with James McKechnic as Don Roberto
Written by Robert Kemp
Production by Robin Richardson

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Bontine
Unknown: Cunninghame Graham
Unknown: James McKechnic
Unknown: Don Roberto
Written By: Robert Kemp
Production By: Robin Richardson

: THE WORLD TODAY

Too Little Money and Too Many Goods?
Talk by W. Manning Dacey
The failing off in the demand for textiles and some other consumer goods and, in particular, the sharp increase in short-time and unemployment in the Lancashire cotton industry have given rise to the fear that a more widespread slump may be developing. In this talk Mr. Dacey, who is Economic Adviser to Lloyds Bank, examines current trends and suggests some possible answers to the questions people are asking.

Contributors

Talk By: W. Manning Dacey

: THE GOON SHOW

Those Crazy People
Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe
Michael Bentine , Spike Milligan with the Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby
Script written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and edited by Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conductor: Robert Busby
Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Edited By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: OLD TRACTS FOR NEW TIMES

2-How to deal with an enemy
From Book 1 of Rabelais' ' Gargantua'
Selected and introduced by Francis Watson

Contributors

Introduced By: Francis Watson

: JOHN IRELAND

Sonata in G minor for cello and piano played by Andre Navarra (cello) and Helen Perkin (piano)

Contributors

Cello: Andre Navarra
Piano: Helen Perkin

: ' THE LOST ROUBLE '

Count Alexis Bobrinskoy tells a story he originally heard from an elderly member of his family. It is set in St. Petersburg in 1869

Contributors

Unknown: Count Alexis Bobrinskoy

: CHESS

Great Britain v. Norway
Black's thirty-ninth move (Norway)
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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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