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: Come and be Televised

Direct from Radiolympia.
(to 12.00)


Interviewer: Elizabeth Cowell

: Picture Page (259th edition)

A topical magazine.
Introducing The Chessington Baby Elephant, Joss (cartoonist), Miss Radiolympia,
Noel Gay (composer), Stromboli, The Gordon Radiolympia Girls
Direct from Radiolympia


Editor: Cecil Madden
Interviewer: Leslie Mitchell
Switchboard Girl: Joan Miller
Cartoonist: Joss
Composer: Noel Gay
Performer: Stromboli
Performers: The Gordon Radiolympia Girls

: Cabaret

with Jean Colin, Bood and Bood, Max and Harry Nesbitt and Cyril Fletcher (by courtesy of Greatrex Newman)


Singer: Jean Colin
Performers: Bood and Bood
Performer: Max Nesbitt
Performer: Harry Nesbitt
Comedian: Cyril Fletcher
Presentation: Reginald Smith

: The Zoo

By permission of the Zoological Society of London, a visit with F. H. Grisewood to the Regent's Park Zoo.
(to 16.30)


Presenter: F. H. Grisewood

: Alfredo and his Gypsy Orchestra


Musicians: Alfredo and his Gypsy Orchestra

: Johnson was No Gentleman

A comedy by H. F. Rubinstein.
The action of the play takes place at Chesterfield House in 1748.
(to 22.20)


Author: H. F. Rubinstein
Production: Eric Crozier
The Earl of Chesterfield: Felix Aylmer
Philip Stanhope, his son: Stephen Haggard
Samuel Johnson: Robert Atkins
Mrs Peters: Athene Seyler
Eugenia, her daughter: Joyce Redman
The Rev Walter Harte: Rupert Bruce Lockhart
A Footman: Hugh Griffith

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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