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: For the Children

Elton Hayes and his guitar, assisted by George Wright, in a programme of nonsense.


Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Assisted by: George Wright

: Hymn of the Nations

Toscanini conducting the N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra
Excerpts from the film.


Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Musicians: N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra

: Petula Clark

At the piano, Bert Whittam


Singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Bert Whittam

: Film

(to 16.00)

: Hindle Wakes

A play in three acts by Stanley Houghton.
[Starring] Wendy Hiller and Frank Pettingell
The action takes place in the kitchen of the Hawthorns' house, Burnley Road, Hindle; and in the breakfast-room of the Jeffcotes' house Bank Top, Hindle Vale


Author: Stanley Houghton
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Christopher Hawthorn: Ernest Butcher
Mrs. Hawthorn: Eileen Draycott
Fanny Hawthorn: Wendy Hiller
Nathaniel Jeffcote: Frank Pettingell
Mrs. Jeffcote: Grace Arnold
Alan Jeffcote: William Fox
Sir Timothy Farrar: Mark Daly
Beatrice Farrar: Joy Harington
Ada: Amy Dalby

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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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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