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: Songs and Syncopation

with Peggy Desmond (piano), Jane Lee (songs).


Pianist: Peggy Desmond
Singer: Jane Lee

: The Player Queen

A fantasy by William Butler Yeats.
Scene 1 - An open space at the meeting of three streets
Scene 2 - The Throne Room
(Repeat performance)

(to 16.00)


Author: William Butler Yeats
Music (voice/harp): James Hartley
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Fred O'Donovan

: Kaleidoscope

A Television magazine programme televised every other Friday at the same time.

Collector's Corner
Iris Brooke shows viewers antiques she has bought, antiques she would like to buy, and priceless treasures none could buy.

The Boys in the Back Room
A worker from Britain's Television Service comes out of his back room to face the cameras. In an interview with McDonald Hobley he tells viewers about his job.

Word Play
Act 1 - First syllable
Act 2 - Second syllable
Act 3 - The whole word
The script is written by Rodney Hobson and the play will be performed by The Company of Youth, by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.

Memory Man
Leslie Welch challenges all viewers to defeat him on any question about sport. He will give his answers impromptu and any viewer who 'stumps' him will be sent a National Savings certificate.

The Tight Spot
A demonstration for the benefit of the ordinary public of simple rules that may be effective against burglars, bag snatchers, etc.
Presented by Captain Jock Easton's Stunt Team

The Little Man
An example in mime of some of the little things that come to try us-played by Joe Linnane.

How to
An expert comes along each fortnight to show how to do an everyday task.

The programme introduced to viewers by McDonald Hobley.

All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to: 'Kaleidoscope', (address removed)


Expert (Collector's Corner): Iris Brooke
Interviewer (The Boys in the Back Room)/presenter: McDonald Hobley
Scriptwriter (Word Play): Rodney Hobson
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Presented by (The Tight Spot): Captain Jock Easton's Stunt Team
Mime (The Little Man): Joe Linnane
Editor/producer: John Irwin

: Rhyme and Reason

Spontaneous verse and brain teasing by Hubert Phillips.


Speaker: Hubert Phillips

: Harry A. Riley



Cartoonist: Harry A. Riley

: Composer at the Piano: Leslie Bridgewater

the popular broadcasting pianist
Guest artist, Alfred Swain


Pianist: Leslie Bridgewater
Guest artist: Alfred Swain

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.10)

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.

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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.

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