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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE RT. REV. GEORGE REINDORP

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George Reindorp

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by AIDAN MACDERMOT

Contributors

Introduced By: Aidan MacDermot

: TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by ALAN GIBSON

Contributors

Talk By: Alan Gibson

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and the present
The Days before Yesterday
LIONEL GAMLIN looks back (but not in anger) on past events Produced by LESLIE PEROWNE

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS

: FOR SCHOOLS LES GRANDS HAGAZINS A PARIS

Compiled and introduced by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Raymond Escoffey

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 50 Father most holy, merciful and loving. (BBC H.B. 167)
Canticle 2
1 Samuel 3, vv. 1-10 and v. 19 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said (BBC H.B. 369)
News Summary at 10.30

: Music While You Work

GEORGE SCOTT-WOOD AND HIS MUSIC

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
The tree in the wood
The rising of the lark
Contentment

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: THE WORLD OF WORK

Trade Unions
Written and introduced by RONALD Smurthwaite

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Smurthwaite

: UN VOL MYSTERIEUX

Une enquete de I'inspecteur Limier
Written by Rene Leplat Intermediate French series

Contributors

Written By: Rene Leplat

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: Desert Island Discs

Michael Bentine discusses with Roy Plomley, in a recorded programme, the eight records he would take to a desert island.

Contributors

Guest: Michael Bentine
Host/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

Hard Weather
Three programmes by D. J. SAINT
3: Flood and the Inundations of 1953

: The Music Box

by Gordon Reynolds

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Reynolds

: OPERA

The Flying Dutchman
First of two illustrated talks on the story and' music of Wagner's opera by DAVID FRANKLIN Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: David Franklin

: THE JACKSONS

Betty's Dinner Party
Written by Margaret Miller

Contributors

Written By: Margaret Miller

: PROSE AND VERSE

The Bush Fire and the Baboons from ' African Boy ' by GRACE HUXTABLE

Contributors

Unknown: Grace Huxtable

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Crack of Doom
A play for radio by Gilbert and Margaret Hackforth-Jones with Richard Hurndall John Westbrook
Marjorie Westbury
Austin Trevor, David Spenser
Some are lucky ships, and some have a hoodoo. The submarine Pericles had a hoodoo. Her sister ship Parsifal has recently been lost with all hands in unexplained circumstances. When John Winter takes command of Pericles, Ian Bawley , a reporter, scents a story. Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Hackforth-Jones
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: David Spenser
Unknown: John Winter
Unknown: Ian Bawley

: INDIAN SUMMER

For retired and older people, and those concerned for their welfare
The Wetsh Woman: Ivy WAT-
KINSON
You may telephone from here: STANLEY LAUGHTON
Where's that lovely leisure?: FRANCES GOMM ' The Way of All Flesh ': an extract from Samuel Butler 's book read by ROLF LEFEBVRE Introduced by JOHN DUNN

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Laughton
Unknown: Samuel Butler
Read By: Rolf Lefebvre
Introduced By: John Dunn

: FOR THE YOUNG POLLY AND OLIVER PURSUED

A serial play in six episodes written for broadcasting by DAVID SCOTT DANIELL
More adventures of a Drummer-boy of the lllth Foot 1: Royal Bodyguard Produced by PEGGY BACON

Contributors

Broadcasting By: David Scott Daniell
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Drummer Oliver Crowe: Timothy Harley
Polly Trott: Mary Chester
Sergeant Reuben Trott: Jack Holloway
Private Pilchard: Michael Shaw
Ensign the Hon Peter BosCawen: Simon Lack
Colonel Frinton: Eric Skelding
Captain Lord Fitzroy: Arnold Peters
Don Ramon: Roger Delgado
H R H Prince Luis of Spain: Josefina Ray

: FOR YOUR BOOKSHELF

Suggestions for your reading from SUSAN DICKINSON and ROBERT REID
LESLIE SMITH interviews JOHN BETJEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Susan Dickinson
Unknown: Robert Reid
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Unknown: John Betjeman

: STAR TALK

A monthly series of programmes for beginners in astronomy
Introduced by Patrick Moore 5: Mars

Contributors

Introduced By: Patrick Moore

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: Old Bussy

For more than forty years HENRY FILMER was a bus conductor in the East End of London. He recalls the days when horse-buses were giving way to the petrol ' pirates ' and introduces some of his rarer passengers Third broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Filmer

: CALLING THE TUNE

with Peter Kennedy
A weekly get-together of comment and traditional music
Guest,
SHIRLEY COLLINS
Produced by David ALLAN

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Kennedy
Unknown: Shirley Collins
Produced By: David Allan

: SERENADE

played by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, VILEM TAUSKY
ELIZABETH FRETWELL (soprano)
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Directed by JOHN MCCARTHY Produced by ALAN ABBOTT

Contributors

Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Soprano: Elizabeth Fretwell
Directed By: John McCarthy
Produced By: Alan Abbott

: WORLD THEATRE

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov with Virginia Maskell and Mary Wimbush
Translated by GEORGE CALDERON Adapted by BARBARA BURNHAM Cast in order of speaking:
Pianist, CICELY HOYE
Guitarist, ALEXIS CHESNAKOV Produced by VAL GIELGUD
See page 18

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Translated By: George Calderon
Adapted By: Barbara Burnham
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Guitarist: Alexis Chesnakov
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Medvedenko: Norman Claridge
Masha: Grizelda Hervey
Sorin: Peter Pratt
Konstantin: Jon Rollason
Nina: Virginia Maskell
Pautina: Gudrun Ure
Dr Dorn: John Ruddock
Shamrayef: George Hagan
Madame Arcadina: Mary Wimbush
Trigorin: Austin Trevor
Narrator: -John Pullen

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: HAYDN AND SCHUBERT

sung by RICHARD STANDEN (bass) with PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)

Contributors

Bass: Richard Standen

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Golden Mask by ELLIS PETERS abridged by Neville Teller read by DEREK HART Eleventh of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Derek Hart

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

BBC NORTHERN SINGERS
Conductor, STEPHEN WILKINSON
KEITH SWALLOW (piano) Introduced by ARTHUR BARTON

Contributors

Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Introduced By: Arthur Barton

: Closedown









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.

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