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: Programme Summary; followed by London Characters

Toni the one-man band and Mike Stern the cheapjack of Petticoat Lane.
Introduced by J.C. Cannell.


Musician: Toni
Cheapjack: Mike Stern
Presenter: J.C. Cannell

: Scene Design

A demonstration by Peter Bax of the methods used by designers of stage scenery.


Presenter: Peter Bax

: Interval, Time, Weather; followed by: Carroll Levis and his Discoveries

A programme of new and unknown artists arranged by Carroll Levis supported by The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Programme arranger: Carroll Levis
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: Programme Summary; followed by Starlight: Ambrose and Evelyn Dall

Ambrose will conduct the BBC Television Orchestra, in place of its regular conductor, Hyam Greenbaum.


Singer: Evelyn Dall
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Ambrose

: Interval. Time, Weather; followed by The Vic-Wells Ballet Company: Facade

Ballet freely adapted and music originally written as settings to poems by Edith Sitwell.
(Details as Tuesday at 3.0)


Poet: Edith Sitwell
Music: William Walton
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Costumes and decor: John Armstrong

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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