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: Starlight: Phyllis Robbins

Phyllis Robbins, once a vocalist with Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra, will always be associated with that popular number 'I Took My Harp to a Party'. She has sung for several dance-band leaders including Ambrose, Charlie Kunz, and Jack Hylton, and has also appeared with great success as a solo act in Radio Variety and Music-Hall.


Singer: Phyllis Robbins

: Home Affairs: The Industrial Belt Round London

A discussion between John Hilton and Sir Thomas Barlow, K.B.E., Chairman of Barlow and Jones, Ltd., Manchester, and a member of the Lancashire Industrial Reorganisation Committee.


Speaker: John Hilton
Speaker: Sir Thomas Barlow
Presented by: Mary Adams

: Scenes from Macbeth

[Starring] Margaret Rawlings and Henry Oscar

Margaret Rawlings is one of the most gifted of London's younger actresses. While she was still at Lady Margaret Hall she appeared with John Masefield's Company at the Little Theatre in Oxford. She made her professional debut in 1927 with Charles Macdonald Shaw repertory company as Jennifer in "The Doctor's Dilemma", and subsequently played in "The Philanderer", "Arms and the Man", "You Never Can Tell", and "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets". London first saw her in 1929 when she played the part of Louise in "Jordan" at the Strand Theatre. One of her greatest creations, perhaps, has been the role of Katherine O'Shea in "Parnell". Henry Oscar, who has been seen by viewers on previous occasions, is a fine actor who made his debut in Shakespeare with the Benson Company as Snug in "A Midsummer Night's Dream".


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: G. More O'Ferrall
Lady Macbeth: Margaret Rawlings
Macbeth: Henry Oscar

: Starlight: Evelyn Dall and Sam Browne

Evelyn Dall has been seen by viewers before when she sang with Ambrose. She was born in New York and came to London in 1934 with the Felix Ferry Cabaret. Film-goers will remember her successful appearance in Soft Lights and Sweet Music.


Singer: Evelyn Dall
Singer: Sam Browne

: Home Affairs

(Details as at 3.10)

: Scenes from Macbeth

[Starring] Margaret Rawlings and Henry Oscar


Producer: G. More O'Ferrall
Lady Macbeth: Margaret Rawlings
Macbeth: Henry Oscar

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.

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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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