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: Chelsea Flower Show

A visit with C.H. Middleton and F.H. Grisewood to the Royal Hospital Gardens, Chelsea.
(by courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society)


Presenter: C.H. Middleton
Presenter: F.H. Grisewood

: Hungarian Rhapsody

Selections from the repertoire of ballets based on folk lore, by members of the Adelphi Theatre Hungarian Ballet.


Dancers: members of the Adelphi Theatre Hungarian Ballet

: Cabaret

with The Five Lai-Founs (Chinese acrobats).


Acrobatics: The Five Lai-Founs
Presentation: Harry Pringle

: Rough Island Story: No. 1: Before 1066

The Hon. Harold Nicolson, C.M.G., M.P., and J.F. Horrabin will collaborate in a series which succeeds "News Map". It will provide by maps, pictures, and film an outline of British history; the first occasion describes the successive invasions by which Celts, Romans, Saxons, Danes, and Normans have contributed to our population.


Presenter: The Hon. Harold Nicolson
Maps: J.F. Horrabin
Arrangement and production: Mary Adams

: In the Barber's Chair: No. 6: Percy Ponsonby makes Whoopee

by Reginald Arkell.
With Charles Heslop as Percy Ponsonby.


Writer: Reginald Arkell
Percy Ponsonby: Charles Heslop

: Music Makers: Basil Rodgers (Negro tenor)

At the piano, Henry Bronkhurst
(to 22.30)


Tenor: Basil Rodgers
Pianist: Henry Bronkhurst

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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