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: For the Children: Annette in Fairyland

Annette Mills and Jennifer visit the palace of the Flower Fairy Queen.


Presenter/script and lyrics: Annette Mills
Dances arranged by: Grace Cone

: For Older Children

Easter Eggs
Leslie Daiken describes the origin of the custom of Easter Eggs, and brings with him some of his collection.

Nests and Nest-Boxes
James Fisher and Bruce Campbell show how nest-boxes are made and describe some of the birds likely to use them.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Easter Eggs): Leslie Daiken
Presenter (Nests and Nest-Boxes): James Fisher
Presenter (Nests and Nest-Boxes): Bruce Campbell
Drawings (Nests and Nest-Boxes): 'FishHawk'
Producer: Peter Thompson

: Hobson's Choice

A Lancashire comedy by Harold Brighouse.
[Starring] Wilfred Pickles and Belle Chrystall

The scene of the play takes place in Salford, Lancashire. Period 1880
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.0)


Author: Harold Brighouse
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Alice Hobson: Sonia Williams
Maggie Hobson: Belle Chrystall
Vickey Hobson: Sylvia Clarke
Albert Prosser: Alan Bromly
Henry Horatio Hobson: Edgar K. Bruce
Mrs. Hepworth: Beatrice Varley
Timothy Wadlow (Tubby): Jack Howarth
William Mossop: Wilfred Pickles
Jim Heeler: Frank Atkinson
Ada Figgins: Sibell Gill
Fred Beenstock: Dennis Fraser
Dr. MacFarlane: Alistair Hunter

: Your Television Picture Tomorrow

The BBC is making a slight change in the shape of the television pictures transmitted from tomorrow onwards. What this means is explained by D. C. Birkinshaw, Superintendent Engineer, Television.
(Explanatory article on page 43)


Presenter: D. C. Birkinshaw

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.50)

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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