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: All the Latest

the newest dance records hot from the press

: John Madin

at the organ of the Granada, Clapham Junction, London

: Stars at Noon

Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale with Lisa and Laurette
(The personality pianists) and The Swingtime Quartet
The programme arranged by Arthur Spencer
Those of you who heard Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale in an excerpt of a special performance of their new revue Come out to Play from the Sheffield Empire on February 2 will surely want to hear them again. And here they are-stars of the theatre, the air, and the screen-come to entertain you.


Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Arranged By: Arthur Spencer
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Sonnie Hale

: Parlez-Vous Francais

Bill and Bob ' somewhere in France'
Here is the second broadcast in a diverting little series designed to show you how Bill and Bob of the B.E.F. try to make themselves understood out in France. Parlez-vous français? They don't, but they are learning fast. Listen to their adventures, and you will pick up a little French from peasant or poilu, and learn something about the French people and how they live.

: The Three Keys and Count Basie's Orchestra

Stars of American jazz on gramophone records

: Alfred van Dam and his State Orchestra

from the Gaumont State, Kilburn, London

: Student Songs

BBC Men's Chorus
Henry Cummings (baritone)
At the piano, Ernest Lush


Baritone: Henry Cummings
Piano: Ernest Lush

: Dudley Beaven

at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Dudley Beaven

: Step Lively

A programme of gramophone records arranged by John Bath


Arranged By: John Bath

: The BBC Theatre Chorus

Conducted by Charles Groves


Conductor: Charles Groves

: When You and I Were Dancing

A review of past ballroom successes by Dave Frost and his Band recalled by ' You and I'.
Presented by Douglas Moodie


Unknown: Dave Frost
Presented By: Douglas Moodie

: Mario de Pietro and his Estudiantina

(All arrangements by Mario de Pietro)


Arrangements By: Mario de Pietro

: Jam Session

A recording, made in New York, of a programme broadcast in January 1939, featuring Teddy Wilson, Jack Teagarden, Joe Marsala, and Choo Berry.
Compere, Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Unknown: Jack Teagarden.
Unknown: Joe Marsala
Unknown: Choo Berry
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Top of the Bill: Claude Dampier

The Professional Idiot, assisted by Billie Carlyle


Assisted By: Billie Carlyle

: Musical Minutes

Adrien Audain songs at the piano
Tarrant Bailey, Jnr. banjo and guitar solos


Piano: Tarrant Bailey

: Midland Pantomime

An excerpt from Derek Salberg's 'Jack and the Beanstalk' with the following cast.
Villagers, farm hands, courtiers, fairies

Book and lyrics by Basil A. Thomas
Produced by David Cochran, under the direction of Derek Salberg, from the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham


Book and lyrics: Basil A. Thomas
Producer: David Cochran
Under the direction of: Derek Salberg
Dame Durden: Shaun Glenville
Jack Durden: Dorothy Ward
Alfonse: Georgie Wood
King Frostbite: Norman Carrol
Cheetem and Robbem: Earle Astaire
Cheetem and Robbem: James Astaire
Princess Gloria: Edna Wood
Fairy: Nellie Caine
Jessie the cow: Roy Barbour, Jnr.
Jessie the cow: Peter Barbour
Giant Bluderbore: Tom Gray

: Firth Shephard invites you to a second helping of 'SHEPHARD'S PIE'

A wartime menu of song, dance, and laughter by Douglas Furber with Sydney Howard , Arthur Riscoe , Vera Pearce , Richard Heame ,
Phyllis Robins
John Borelli and his Princes Band from the Princes Theatre, London


Unknown: Douglas Furber
Unknown: Sydney Howard
Unknown: Arthur Riscoe
Unknown: Vera Pearce
Unknown: Richard Heame
Unknown: Phyllis Robins
Unknown: John Borelli

: Filmusic

Records of songs from the London screen.

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.

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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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