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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news and weather

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. JOYCE

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: TEN TO EIGHT

The Meaning of Love as interpreted by FR. MICHAEL, S.S.F.

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

PETER WEST takes a personal look inside the BBC Sound Archives

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by NAN WINTON and MICHAEL SMEE
Produced by Richard Dingley
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: IS THERE A NEW IRELAND?

PETER DUVAL SMITH takes a look at the new face which Ireland is showing to the world

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Duval Smith

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

10: Working in a Hotel
Introduced by NAN MACDONALD

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan MacDonald

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 76
Love divine, all loves excelling
(BBC H.B. 329)
Psalm 67
Acts 26, vv. 19-32 (N.E.B.)
How are thy servants blest, 0
Lord (BBC H.B. 305)

: FOR SCHOOLS LES JEUNES VUS PAR LEURS AINES

Compiled and introduced by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
French for Sixth Forms series

Contributors

Introduced By: Raymond Escoffey

: Interlude

: SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Whence is that goodly fragrance?
Merry Christmas
On Christmas Night

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: CONTINENTAL STYLE

Twenty minutes of continuous light music from the Continent
Arranged by REG KENNEDY

Contributors

Arranged By: Reg Kennedy

: FOR SCHOOLS THE SYMPHONY

Arnold
First of three illustrated talks by JOHN OWEN
Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: John Owen

: CABBAGES AND KINGS

The time has come, the Walrus said, To talk of manu thinas,
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, Of cabbages and kings
—LEWIS CARROLL
CECIL LEWIS invites the opinions of four young people
Produced by David Hatch

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Produced By: David Hatch

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Hildegarde cabaret artist discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme deviled by him the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story:
The Two Little Men, and the Toad, and Billy Wind by ANDREW M. WILKINSON

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Wind
Unknown: Andrew M. Wilkinson

: FOR SCHOOLS SPRINGBOARD

Clowns—the story of Coco the Clown, adapted from his book by Elizabeth Taylor
First of three programmes about people who entertain us

Contributors

Book By: Elizabeth Taylor

: The Music Box

by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Presenter: Albert Chatterley

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

Chevy Chase from
The Oxford Book of Ballads

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT. AND MIME

For the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: A Second Start

Behaviour and Learning
A series of talks on those aspects of psychology that are particularly relevant to education
8: Conflict by PROFESSOR BRIAN Foss of the University of London Institute of Education

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Brian Foss

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Poison Pen by Richard Llewellyn adapted by GETHYN STOODLEY THOMAS
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Llewellyn
Adapted By: Gethyn Stoodley

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

Turning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to SUE RYDER, O.B.E.
For Your Library List: some recommendations from ARTHUR POTTERSMAN
Argument: Another In the series of conversations on an issue of the day
You asked us to play.... record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Talks: John Ellison
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver by Michael Ende translated by Renata Symonds arranged as a dramatised reading in five parts by OLIVE SHAPLEY
EPISODE 1
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Button
Unknown: Michael Ende
Translated By: Renata Symonds
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Narrator: Fanny Carter
Jim Button: Peter Landon
Luke: Tom Harrison
The King: Geoffrey Banks
Mrs Whatsay: Doris Gambell
Mr Sleeve: Robert Wallace

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Scotland Yard Calling-Sport -From the Local Press
Introduced by Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East News Unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: HOME TO MUSIC

The Stage Revolves
A round of entertainment provided by the finest orchestras, singers, and instrumentalists on records
Introduced by BRYAN MARTIN

Contributors

Introduced By: Bryan Martin

: ERICH KLEIBER

conducting the COLOGNE
RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Symphony No. 9, in G major
(Schubert) on a gramophone record

: VICTORY

by Joseph Conrad
Adapted for radio by HELENA WOOD
This late novel by Conrad set In the Far East is the story of a man's struggle towards self-realisation and redemption in a cynical and hostile world.
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
Conrad: David March
Heyst: Patrick Barr
Davidson: William Fox
Schomberg: Henry Stamper
Tesman: Eric Anderson
Morrison: Leigh Crutchley
Lena: Rowena Torrance
Mrs Schomberg: Valerie Taylor
Jones: Basil Jones
Ricardo: John Dearth
His Excellency the Governor: Arthur Lawrence

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
WALTER JAMES introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome

Contributors

Introduces: Walter James

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Three Hostages by JOHN BUCHAN abridged by Madge Hart
Read by RICHARD HURNDALL
Eleventh of fifteen instalments
Richard Hurndall is in ' Hostile Witness ' at the Haymarket Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: John Buchan
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Richard Hurndall

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Spohr Octet in E major played by ALFRED BOSKOVSKY (clarinet) JOSEF VELEBA (horn) OTTO NITSCH (horn)
WILLI BOSKOVSKY (violin)
GÜNTER BREITENBACH (Viola) PHILIPP MATTHEIS (viola) NlKOLAUS HUBNER (Cello)
JOHANN KRUMP (double-bass) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Spohr Octet
Clarinet: Alfred Boskovsky
Horn: Josef Veleba
Violin: Willi Boskovsky
Double-Bass: Johann Krump

: 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.

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

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