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: Housewives Choice

Introduced by Robert Macbermot


Introduced By: Robert MacBermot

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: FRANK GORDON at the BBC theatre organ

(Frank Gordon broadcasts oy permission of Esso.do Cinemas Ltd)


Unknown: Frank Gordon

: Music While You Work

Fredric Cocpsr and his Tipica 'Orchestra


Unknown: Fredric Cocpsr

: Morning Story

From the West of England
"A Cornish Jig"
Written and read oy
Denis Raymond


Unknown: Denis Raymond

: Music for Dancing

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Unknown: Victor Silvester


Conductor Frank Cantell


Conductor: Frank Cantell

: Concert Hour: BBC Midland Orchestra

Conducted by Harold Gray
Marjorie Blackburn (piano)


Conductor: Harold Gray
Pianist: Marjorie Blackburn


Northern Edition . New Senai


Conductor David Curry


Conductor: David Curry

: Music While You Wort

George Scott-Wood and his Accord.on Band


Unknown: George Scott-Wood

: Monday Matinee: The Fallen Idol

A radio adaptation by Charles Hatton of the film story by Graham Greene
[Starring Mervyn Johns and Sonia Dresdel
(The recorded broadcast of April 11 1953, in the Home Service)


Adaptation: Charles Hatton
From the film story by: Graham Greene
Batnes the butler: Mervyn Johns
Felipe: Richards Brooke
Mrs Baines: Sonia Dresdel
Jolie: Cecile Chevreau
Chief-Insp Crower: Russell Napier

: Parade

Presented by members of the Younger Generation

: Show Band Show

Cyril Stapleton directs
The BBC Show Band starring Alfred Marks
The Stargazers Harold Smart
Bert Weedon. Dennis Wilson
The Show Band Singers and Janie Marden


Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Alfred Aiaiks
Unknown: Stargazers Haro.
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Janie Marden

: What Do You Know?: 6 - North of England

The programme includes
"What Do Ycu Want To Know?"
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann

(BBC recording)


Chairman: Franklin Engelmann


High Priestess of Romance
A radio portrait ol the novelist who was in the p pular imagination a whirlwind of eroticism but whose real guiding -tar was not purple passion, but -o-mance.


Second cf a series of comedies by Sidne\ Nelson and Maurice Harrison
Professor Bradawl John Gabriel


Unknown: Bradawl John Gabriel
Mrs Maintop: Gwen Lewis
Lionel Lorimei: Laidman Browne
Dulcia Deveaux: Betty Marsden
Mr Scraggs: Philip Ray
Betty Green: Denise Bryer
Arthur: Keith Lloyd

: Music in Miniature

Osian Fl'is (songs with narn
Nina Milkina (piano)
Dennis Brain Wind Quintet
Quatuor Havdn


Piano: Nina Milkina
Piano: Dennis Brain


The Cv Laurie Band

: Holiday from Tempo

The Lou Preager Orchestra


Musicians: The Lou Preager Orchestra

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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