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: Starlight: Jane Carr

The real name of Jane Carr, one of the original 'White Coons', is Rita Brunstrom. Her father was a Swede who was born in England. She got her first big chance in London when she was engaged to understudy Marion Harris in Jack Pot - at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and did remarkably well. It was then that she adopted her professional name of Jane Carr. Now she is a star of radio, films, and the theatre.


Entertainer: Jane Carr

: The World of Women: 3: Anything New?

A commentary by an artist, Pearl Binder, on the historic origins of the latest fashions, worn by a dancer, Margaret Leona. Illustrated by drawings by Pearl Binder, with clothes by a well-known designer, and appropriate music.


Commentator/illustrator: Pearl Binder
Model: Margaret Leona

: Cabaret Parade

Scenes from a cabaret now running in the West End of London.

: Starlight: Phyllis Robins

in Songs accompanied by Iris Robins
Phyllis Robins's voice has been heard with several dance bands, including the BBC Dance Orchestra and those led by Jack Hylton, Ambrose, and Charlie Kunz. Although she is still very young, she has had many years of stage experience.


Singer: Phyllis Robins
Pianist: Iris Robins

: Cabaret Parade

Scenes from a cabaret now running in the West End of London.

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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