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: Come and Be Televised

Direct from Radiolympia.
(to 12.00)


Interviewer: Elizabeth Cowell
Presentation: Harold Cox

: Troise and his Mandoliers

with Percy Manchester and Emilio, the boy accordionist.
C. H. Middleton
Direct from Radiolympia


Musicians: Troise and his Mandoliers
Singer: Percy Manchester
Accordionist: Emilio
Gardener: C.H. Middleton

: Oscar Rabin and his Romany Band


Musicians: Oscar Rabin and his Romany Band

: 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

: Bits and Pieces

A Light Entertainment with Jackie Billings and Diana Chase, Bobbie Kimber, Robin Hood and Shelagh Furley.

Sticky Business
by Peter Parker.
[Starring] Edward Cooper and Charles Heslop
with Brian Oulton, Noel Dainton and David Marsh
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Performer: Jackie Billings
Performer: Diana Chase
Ventriloquist: Bobbie Kimber
Performer: Robin Hood
Performer: Shelagh Furley
[Writer] (Sticky Business): Peter Parker
[Actor] (Sticky Business): Edward Cooper
[Actor] (Sticky Business): Charles Heslop
[Actor] (Sticky Business): Brian Oulton
[Actor] (Sticky Business): Noel Dainton
[Actor] (Sticky Business): David Marsh
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Production: Reginald Smith

: Up from the Country

Villagers from a sequestered corner of Essex come to the studio to hear their own voices being broadcast in the National programme. They are recorded in John Pudney's "A Modern Pastoral", a feature programme in sound about how electricity came to a village.

: Coffee Stall

A Light Entertainment.
With Sunday Wilshin, Mary Lawson, Ed Morelle, John Snuggs, Josh Cairns.
(to 22.40)


Performer: Sunday Wilshin
Performer: Mary Lawson
Magician: Ed Morelle
Performer: John Snuggs
Performer: Josh Cairns
Devised by: S. E. Reynolds
Production: Eric Fawcett

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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