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: Reveille!

Cheerful gramophone records

: Jubilee

Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra

: Morning Star

The Three Peppers, on records

: Make-Do and Mend

'Odds and Ends', by Ruth Drew


Speaker: Ruth Drew

: Movietunes

Gramophone mixture of film tunes, introduced by Lilian Duff


Presenter: Lilian Duff

: Band of the Life Guards

Conducted by Captain A. Lemoine, Director of Music, Life Guards


Conducted By: Captain A. Lemoine

: Rudy Lewis

at the organ of the Gaumont State, Kilburn

: Troise and his Mandoliers

With Ivor Adams and Doreen Browning. (BBC recording)


Unknown: Ivor Adams
Unknown: Doreen Browning.

: Orchestral Music

on gramophone records

: Stuart Barrie

at the organ of the Gaumont Cinema, Manchester

: The Little Orchestra

Directed by Jack Hardy


Directed By: Jack Hardy

: Saturday-Morning Prom

Gramophone records of...
Overture (Suite No. 3 in D: Bach): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Felix Weingartner
Sospiri (Elgar): BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Iago's Creed (Otello: Verdi): Lawrence Tibbett (baritone) and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Siegfried's Journey to the Rhine (Gotterdammerung: Wagner): Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Toscanini


Conducted By: Felix Weingartner
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: Reg. Leopold and his Orchestra

play light music for the younger generation

: Music While You Work

Jack Simpson and his Sextet


Unknown: Jack Simpson

: Sing Me a Song of the Islands: 6

Hawaiian music, on gramophone records: programme written by A. P. Sharpe.


Writer: A. P. Sharpe

: International Sport

3.45 Rugby Union: England v. Scotland
4.25 Rugby League: England v. Wales
Commentaries during play in the second half of each match, by Raymond Glendenning at Murrayfield, and Captain A.P. Grogan at Central Park, Wigan, respectively.


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning
Commentator: Captain A.P. Grogan

: BBC Scottish Orchestra


Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Atlantic Spotlight

flashes between Britain and America. Famous artists and famous bands from both sides of the Atlantic. Produced in New York by Joe Mansfield, and in London by James Dyrenforth and Tom Ronald
The programme, a joint venture of the BBC and the NBC, is heard simultaneously in both countries.


Unknown: Joe Mansfield
Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Unknown: Tom Ronald

: News

National and Regional announcements and Northern Ireland News

: Shipmates Ashore

in Newcastle and London. Hostess Doris Hare welcomes the M.N. in Newcastle, while Pat Burke is guest hostess at the London Merchant Navy Club. Debroy Somers and his Orchestra, and all the usual features - 'Ship's Newspaper'; 'In the Clubroom' discussion; 'Good Old London'.


Hostess: Doris Hare
Guest hostess: Pat Burke
Musicians: Debroy Somers and his Orchestra
Producer: Reita Hendry

: News from Canada

Province-by-Province bulletin for Canadian Forces stationed in Great Britain, read by Gerry Wilmot: tonight, news from British Columbia


Newsreader: Gerry Wilmot

: Kentucky Minstrels

Black-faced minstrel show, produced by Harry S. Pepper. Cast includes Scott and Whaley, Ike Hatch, C. Denier Warren, and Fred Yule. The Kentucky Banjo Team: Dick Pepper, Edward Fairs, and Bernard Sheaff. BBC Variety Orchestra and Male Voice Chorus, conducted by Leslie Woodgate. Music arranged by Doris Arnold. Book written and remembered by C. Denier Warren (recording)


Produced By: Harry S. Pepper.
Unknown: Ike Hatch
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Fred Yule.
Unknown: Dick Pepper
Unknown: Edward Fairs
Unknown: Bernard Sheaff.
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate.
Arranged By: Doris Arnold.
Unknown: C. Denier Warren

: Violin Music

played by Ida Haendel


Violinist: Ida Haendel

: Home is on the Air

What the General Forces Programme means to the British Forces Overseas.
As the war has moved across the world, broadcasting has been the fighting man's constant link with home. The strengthening of that link has been the special purpose of the Overseas Service of the BBC. From tomorrow Home and Front are brought closer together, when you in this country join the great audience of Service men and women overseas as listeners to the General Forces Programme. In tonight's special programme men of the Service tell how they and their comrades are listening now and will be listening in the future together with you at home.

: Billy Cotton's Song Shop

Melody, song, and comedy, with Billy Cotton and his Band, and guest composers.


Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Producer: Tawny Neilson

: Into Battle: M for Mother Makes It

A tribute to the work of the R.A.F. ground-staff, whose skill, ingenuity, and speed keep our aircraft flying.


Writer: John Shearman
Writer: Peter Baylis
Producery: Brigid Maas

: Bandstand

with Billy Mayerl (piano), Ruth Naylor (soprano), and Ernest Davies (baritone). Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, under its conductor Charles Groves. Programme introduced by Lionel Gamlin. Produced by Michael North


Piano: Billy Mayerl
Piano: Ruth Naylor
Piano: Ernest Davies
Conductor: Charles Groves.
Duced By: Lionel Gamlin.
Produced By: Michael North

: Four in Harmony

The Mills Brothers, the Four King Sisters, and the Merry Macs, on records

: Music While You Work

Primo Scala's Accordion Band, directed by Harry Bidgood


Musicians: Primo Scala's Accordion Band
Band directed by: Harry Bidgood

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.

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