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: Starlight: Dorothy Dickson and Ivor Novello

The BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conducted by Charles Prentice


Singer: Dorothy Dickson
Performer: Ivor Novello
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conducted by: Charles Prentice

: The Matania Operatic Society: Aida

Act 3 of Verdi's opera.

The BBC Television Orchestra
leader Boris Pecker
conductor Hyam Greenbaum
(to 16.00)


Composer: Verdi
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Presentation: Dallas Bower
Amneris: Gwladys Garside
Aida: Dorothy Stanton
Radames: Alec John
Amonasro: Joseph Satariano
Ramphis: Douglas Taylor
Priestess: Mildred Watson

: Ronald Frankau


Comedian: Ronald Frankau

: Artists and their Work: No. 3: Florentine paintings from the National Gallery

Described by Kenneth Clark, Director of the National Gallery.


Presenter: Kenneth Clark

: Prologue to King Lear

(Details as Thursday, 3.30)
(to 22.00)

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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