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: Bristol Aeroplane Company Works Band

Conductor, J. C. Dyson


Conductor: J. C. Dyson

: Keyboard Cavalcade

featuring James Moody


Unknown: James Moody

: Forces Educational Broadcast: Music Review

Five-Minute Concert: What Does it Mean?; Opera Memories; Jazzing the Classics; A Tune to Remember

: Entr'acte Players

Directed by Sidney Crooke


Directed By: Sidney Crooke

: Record Album

from swing to classics

: Piano Playtime

relayed from the British Forces network in Germany

: Prester John

Fourteenth instalment of a serial reading of John Buchan's famous story, abridged for broadcasting. Reader, John Laurie


Author: John Buchan
Reader: John Laurie

: Repeat of Tuesday Serenade

BBC Theatre Orchestra, with Victoria Sladen (soprano) (by permission of the Administrator of Sadler's Wells), Andrew MacPherson (tenor), Louis Kentner (piano), and the BBC Theatre Chorus: conductor, Stanford Robinson.


Soprano: Victoria Sladen
Tenor: Andrew MacPherson
Tenor: Louis Kentner
Conductor: Stanford Robinson.

: People's Pleasures: Seaside Invasion

Michael Barsley and Peter Eton, with Franklin Engelmann as Mr. Jingle, and others, take you behind the scenes and give you the fun, facts, and figures of popular entertainment.


Unknown: Michael Barsley
Unknown: Peter Eton
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: Reginald Dixon

at the theatre organ

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish with her piano


Pianist: Kay Cavendish

: The Robinson Family

Today's episode in the day-to-day history of an ordinary family.


Producer: Peter Watts.

: Forces Educational Broadcast: Looking at Life: William Hazlitt

Talk by Lionel Elvin on a writer who had a great love of ordinary things and people.


Speaker: Lionel Elvin

: David Buchan

at the piano, extemporises on some of the tunes you ask to hear in the Family Favourites' programme

: Music While You Work

Jack Simpson and his Sextet


Musicians: Jack Simpson and his Sextet

: Music of the Masters

played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra: conducted by Clarence Raybould


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Clarence Raybould

: Band of the Welsh Guards

Conducted by Captain T. S. Chandler, Director of Music, Welsh Guards


Conducted By: Captain T. S. Chandler

: Swing Club

Weekly record programme for swing-fans, by Spike Hughes


Presenter: Spike Hughes

: Star Variety

Will Fyffe in some of his famous character studies. Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Kemlo Stephen. (Repeat of Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Comedian: Will Fyffe
Musicians: Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen.

: Record Review

Ralph Hill and Rex Harris discuss some new gramophone records


Unknown: Ralph Hill
Unknown: Rex Harris

: News of the Shows

by Robert Westerby


Speaker: Robert Westerby

: Navy Mixture

Blended to suit the Royal Navy.
This week, the Debonnaires; 'The Show Must Go On' - featuring Carl Carlyle and Maisie Weldon with their 'guess' star; 'Off the Liberty Boat' - the Navy's own contribution; Naval Intelligence - a quiz bee; 'Million-Airs' - songs which have sold a million, introduced by Marion Browne and Ivor Walters; Claude Hulbert and Enid Trevor; BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Introduced by 'Hubert' and produced by Charles Maxwell.


Unknown: Carl Carlyle
Unknown: Maisie Weldon
Introduced By: Marion Browne
Introduced By: Ivor Walters
Unknown: Claude Hulbert
Unknown: Enid Trevor
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Produced By: Charles Maxwell.

: Send for Paul Temple Again: 8: Rex

by Francis Durbridge.
[Starring] Barry Morse
Eighth and last episode.


Writer: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Barry Morse
Steve, his wife: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Inspector Crane: Laidman Browne
Carl Lathom: Ralph Truman
Dr Kohima: Alexander Sarner
Wilfred Davis: Basil Jones
Mrs Trevelyan: Grizelda Hervey
Ricky: John Blythe
Leo Brent: Cyril Gardiner

: Darts

Brighton and Hove finalists v. The 'News of the World.'
Commentators, George Harrison and Stewart MacPherson


Commentator: George Harrison
Commentator: Stewart MacPherson

: Northern Music-Hall

Variety from the Palace Theatre, Huddersfield. Introduced by Victor Smythe.


Presenter: Victor Smythe

: Bringing Home the Bacon

Starring Max Bacon with Horace Kenney, Triss Henderson, Joe Lee, Neal Arden, Connie Clare, and Stanley Black and the augmented Dance Orchestra. Guest star, Hermione Gingold. Written by Julien Vedey and Walter Donaldson, with additional dialogue by Rex Diamond. Produced by David Porter.


Unknown: Max Bacon
Unknown: Horace Kenney
Unknown: Triss Henderson
Unknown: Joe Lee
Unknown: Neal Arden
Unknown: Connie Clare
Unknown: Stanley Black
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Writer: Julien Vedey
Writer: Walter Donaldson
Additional dialogue: Rex Diamond
Produced By: David Porter.

: To Town on Two Pianos

Elisabeth Welch, Arthur Young and George Shearing, and Stephane Grappelly. Introduced by Roy Plomley, and arranged by Edgar Blatt


Unknown: Elisabeth Welch.
Unknown: Stephane Grappelly
Introduced By: Roy Plomley
Arranged By: Edgar Blatt

: Jack Payne

with his Orchestra, in a programme of uninterrupted music

: Old-Time Night

Dance music in the old-fashioned style, played by Mrs. Wilf Hamer and her Band. with 'Chips' Chippendall. From the Grafton Rooms, Liverpool


Played By: Mrs. Wilf Hamerand

: Santiago and Ramon Lopez

and their Rumba Band

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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.

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