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: Tommy Handley and Company

in Eric Blore's war-time musical sketch 'The Disorderly Room', with Tommy Handley as the Officer.


Writer: Eric Blore
Officer: Tommy Handley

: Little Red Shoes

A Hans Andersen story, told by Lydia Lopokova.


Author: Hans Andersen
Storyteller: Lydia Lopokova

: Close-Up

A Little Show.

: Noni and Partner


Entertainers: Noni and Partner

: Polite Wine-Drinking

Marcel Boulestin will discuss with Nesta Sawyer some of the characteristics of good wines and the ways in which they should be served.


Presenter: Marcel Boulestin
Guest: Nesta Sawyer

: Hansel and Gretel

The story of Hansel and Gretel: a masque to the music of Humperdinck.

The BBC Television Orchestra
leader Boris Pecker
conductor Hyam Greenbaum

A section of the BBC Singers
(to 22.00)


Choreography/dancers led by: Andree Howard
Musicians: BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Production: Stephen Thomas
Gretel: Muriel Pavlow
Hansel: Jean Haines
The Mother: Lilla Healing
The Father: Alured Weigall
The Witch: H. D. C. Pepler
Singer: Sybil Hamilton
Singer: Charlotte Leigh
Singer: Edith Coates
Singer: Bernard Ross
Singer: Vivienne Chritcrton
Singers: A section of the BBC Singers

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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