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: Bright and Early

Morning melodies played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)


Musicians: The BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas.

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing.

: Today: First edition

A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews.

followed by
Morning Music
(See Light Programme)

: Lift Up Your Hearts: Living in the Country: 2: A Pig with an Odd Name

by the Rev. George Cromey.


Speaker: The Rev. George Cromey

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas.

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing.

: The Land of the Lotus-Eaters

by Colin Jackson.
(BBC recording)
Just off the coast of Tunisia lies the island of Djerba. Three thousand years ago this island of the lotus-eaters bewitched the soldiers of Odysseus. Today Djerba retains its mystery, its charm, and its atmosphere of delicious indolence, as Colin Jackson found when he went there this spring.


Presenter: Colin Jackson

: Recital

Francis Davies (piano)


Pianist: Francis Davies

: This Week's Composer: Debussy

Records of songs and instrumental music.

: The Daily Service

Christ is our corner-stone (BBC H.B. 258)
New Every Morning, page 19
Canticle 9 (Broadcast Psalter)
Ephesians 6. vv. 10-24
Soldiers of Christ, arise (BBC H.B. 366)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra


Musicians: Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra

: Greenwich Time Signal; The Albany Strings

Directed by Reg Pursglove


Musicians: The Albany Strings
[Strings] directed by: Reg Pursglove

: Radio Portraits: 3 - Sir Walford Davies

Rex Palmer introduces portraits in sound of famous broadcasting personalities compiled from the BBC Library of Recordings.

(BBC recording)
Next week: A. J. Alan


Presenter: Rex Palmer
Producer: John Powell

: Concert Hour

BBC Scottish Orchestra (Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conducted by Colin Davis


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: J. Mouland Begbie
[Orchestra] conducted by: Colin Davis

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region.

: Midland Region presents: My Word!

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason.
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge Nancy Spain and Denis Norden.
Umpire, Jack Longland
(Last Wednesday's recorded broadcast)


Devised by: Tony Shryane
Devised by: Edward J. Mason
Panellist: E. Arnot Robertson
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Denis Norden
Umpire: Jack Longland

: Happy Endings

Scenes and characters from the world of operetta on gramophone records.

: Orchestral Concert

Overture. The Consecration of the House (Beethoven): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paul van Kempen

Violin Concerto in E minor (Mendelssohn): Igor Oistrakh (violin), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conducted by Franz Konwitschny

Symphonic Suite. La Giara (Casella): Orchestra of the St. Cecilia Academy, Rome, conducted by Fernando Previtali

on gramophone records


Musicians: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Paul van Kempen
Violinist: Igor Oistrakh
Musicians: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Franz Konwitschny
Musicians: Orchestra of the St. Cecilia Academy, Rome
[Orchestra] conducted by: Fernando Previtali

: Edwardian Patchwork

An evocation of London during the reign of King Edward VII by men and women who look back at the days when they were young.
including: Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Lady Keeble, Mrs. Percy Bailey, Una Duval, Ada Flatman, Moonie Horton, Ruby Miller, Sir Seymour and Lady Hicks, Sir Max Beerbohm, Herbert Hodge, Dennis Stoll, Arthur Wontner, St. John Ervine.
(The recorded broadcast of March 3)


Speaker: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Speaker: Lady Keeble
Speaker: Mrs. Percy Bailey
Speaker: Una Duval
Speaker: Ada Flatman
Speaker: Moonie Horton
Speaker: Ruby Miller
Speaker: Sir Seymour Hicks
Speaker: Lady Hicks
Speaker: Sir Max Beerbohm
Speaker: Herbert Hodge
Speaker: Dennis Stoll
Speaker: Arthur Wontner
Compiled from BBC recordings by: M. A. Carter

: Eustace and Hilda: 6 - Lady Nelly

by L. P. Hartley.
Adapted by Archie Campbell.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Author: L. P. Hartley
Adapter: Archie Campbell

: Light Music of Many Lands

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Gerald Gentry

: The Silver Lining

A message of comfort and cheer for all 'in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity'.
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by the Rev. Brian Hession.
Listeners' letters are very welcome as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd, c/o Silver Lining, [address removed] Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.


Presenter: Stuart Hibberd
Speaker: The Rev. Brian Hession

: Children's Hour

A Nursery Sing-Song
with Vi and Trevor.

The Pot Pig
A story by Susan Jolly told by Herbert.
(BBC recording)

5.25 For Children of Most Ages
Cowleaze Farm: A Visit to the Show
by Ralph Whitlock.
(BBC recording)


Author (The Pot Pig): Susan Jolly
Writer (Cowleaze Farm): Ralph Whitlock
Producer (Cowleaze Farm): Mollie Austin
Anne: Sally Hall
Margaret: Amaryllis Burgoyne
Fanner Whitlock: Ralph Whitlock
Mrs. Whitlock: Constance Chapman
Jonas: Douglas Horner
Tommy: J. Barrie
Others taking part: Lewis Gedge
Others taking part: Denis Raymond
Others taking part: Edgar Harrison
Others taking part: Clive Batchelor

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region.

: Town and Country

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England.

6.15 Local news followed by Reports and comments

6.37 app. London Stock Market report

6.15-6.25 for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary
((VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s))

: Tartini

Sonata in G minor (Devil's Trill) played by Marta Eitler (violin), Josephine Lee (piano).


Violinist: Marta Eitler
Pianist: Josephine Lee

: Masters of Melody

Songs by Kenneth McKellar and music played by Stanley Black, his piano and his Orchestra.
on gramophone records


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Pianist: Stanley Black

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Peter Katin (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Russian Music
From the Royal Albert Hall, London


Pianist: Peter Katin
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Orchestra conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: A Night Among Head-Hunters

by Michael Meyer.
Michael Meyer has recently returned from a journey which took him to Far Eastern places. This is the story of what happened to him when he ventured, rather reluctantly, up one of the main rivers of Borneo into the interior.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Michael Meyer

: At Home and Abroad

A twice-weekly survey of current affairs.
Speakers in the studio in London and from regional and overseas centres contribute news and views on the issues of today and tomorrow.

: The Tuesday Concert

London String Quartet: Granville Jones (violin), Carl Pini (violin), Keith Cummings (viola), Douglas Cameron (cello)
(BBC recording)


Violinist: Granville Jones
Violinist: Carl Pini
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cellist: Douglas Cameron

: The Listening Habit

A transatlantic conversation between Mary Crozier, Radio and Television Critic of the Manchester Guardian and author of Broadcasting (Sound and Television)
and William Elliott, Editor of Television's Impact on American Culture and Williams Professor of History and Politics at Harvard University, about the way in which British and American people use their radio sets and the effects that changing habits may have upon the art of broadcasting.
(BBC recording)
See page 4


Panellist: Mary Crozier
Panellist: William Elliott

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

Late weather forecast for land areas

: Market Trends

London Stock Market closing report, and a review of today's overseas commodity and financial news.

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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.

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