• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Ord Hamilton

in songs at the piano


Singer/pianist: Ord Hamilton

: New Clothes for Old

A practical demonstration by Joan E. Daniels of how to bring last year's clothes up to date.


Presenter: Joan E. Daniels

: The Dear Departed

A comedy in one act by Stanley Houghton.
The action takes place in a North-Country town on a Saturday afternoon.
(to 16.00)


Author: Stanley Houghton
Production: Fred O'Donovan
Henry Slater: Charles Victor
Mrs. Slater: Laura Smithson
Victoria Slater: Jane Barrett
Ben Jordan: Edgar Bruce
Mrs. Jordan: Janet Barrow
Abel Merryweather: Lawrence Hanray

: Speaking Personally: Arthur Bryant


Speaker: Arthur Bryant

: I Pagliacci

An opera in one act by Leoncavallo.
[Starring] The Covent Garden English Opera Company
The scene is laid in Calabria, near Martalot, on the Feast of the Assumption Period, between 1865 and 1870.

The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conducted by Eugene Goossens


Composer: Leoncavallo
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eugene Goossens
Artistic Organiser for the Covent Garden English Opera Company: Percy Heming
Television presentation: D.H. Munro
Nedda (Columbine) a strolling player, wife of Canio: Hella Toros
Canio (in the play Punchinello) master of the troupe: Frank Sale
Tonio, the clown (in the play Taddeo): Dennis Noble
Peppe (in the play Harlequin): John Fullard
Silvio, a villager: Morgan Davies

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel