• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Big Ben; Morning Music

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Louis Mordish and his Players
The Albany Strings
Directed by Reg Pursglove
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S., Shipping Forecast


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Rae Jenkins
Musicians: Louis Mordish and his Players
Musicians: The Albany Strings
[Strings] directed by: Reg Pursglove

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Neal Arden.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Neal Arden

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; Reginald Dixon

at the organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.


Organist: Reginald Dixon

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Anton and his Orchestra


Musicians: Anton and his Orchestra

: Morning Story: Orchids for Mr. Spendlebury

by Margaret Lewis.
Read by Bernard Fishwick.
From the West of England


Writer: Margaret Lewis
Reader: Bernard Fishwick

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

: News Summary; Music in the Modern Manner

played by The Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes and The Joe Harriott Quintet.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: The Jazz Couriers
Saxophonist: Ronnie Scott
Saxophonist: Tubby Hayes
Musicians: The Joe Harriott Quintet
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Greenwich Time Signal; From My Post-Bag

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ.


Organist: Sandy Macpherson

: News Summary; followed by Workers' Playtime

from a factory canteen in Bury, Lancashire.
Jimmy James, John Hanson, Tony Melody, The Terry Sisters accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio.
Introduced by Randal Herley.


Comedian: Jimmy James
Singer: John Hanson
Performer: Tony Melody
Singers: The Terry Sisters
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Trio
Presenter: Randal Herley
Producer: Bill Scott-Coomber

: Fourth Test Match

The Light Programme joins the Test Match Special Service.
One-minute news summary between 1.30 and 1.35 app.

: James Session

Records of Harry James and his Orchestra.

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Harry James and his Orchestra

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Tubby Ted's Pop Gun' by Ursula Hourihane, told by Dorothy Smith. (BBC recording)


Author: Ursula Hourihane
Storyteller: Dorothy Smith

: Greenwich Time Signal; Woman's Hour


A Summer Show Guide: from Peter Forster.

Learned from Life: Jessie Kesson recollects.

Letter from South Africa: Barbara McFadyean sends more news of her life in Johannesburg. (Recorded by courtesy of S.A.B.C.)

Reading Your Letters

One Summer Morning: a story from Antonia Ridge.

Serial: A Breeze of Morning
by Charles Morgan.
Abridged by Genevieve Eckenstein.
Read by Robert Eddison.
The ninth of ten instalments
(Robert Eddison is appearing in 'The Potting Shed' at the Streatham Hill Theatre)

News Summary at 2.30


Item presenter (A Summer Show Guide): Peter Forster
Item presenter (Learned from Life): Jessie Kesson
Item presenter (Letter from South Africa): Barbara McFadyean
Writer (One Summer Morning): Antonia Ridge
Author (A Breeze of Morning): Charles Morgan
Abridged by (A Breeze of Morning): Genevieve Eckenstein
Reader (A Breeze of Morning): Robert Eddison

: Greenwich Time Signal; Grand Hotel

See Home Service

News Summary at 3.30

: Music While You Work

Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
(Denny Boyce and his Orchestra are appearing at the Wimbledon Palais de Danse, London)


Musicians: Denny Boyce and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

(BBC recording)
Repeated on Friday at 11.15 a.m.


Script: Robert Turley

: Stage and Screen

Music from theatre and films.
played by the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Musicians: The BBC West of England Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Frederick Lunnon
[Orchestra] conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary; Piano Playtime

Eric Darby at the piano.


Pianist: Eric Darby

: The Commonwealth Games

See panel

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: Test Match Special: England v. New Zealand - Fourth Test Match

From Old Trafford, Manchester.

One-minute news summary between 6.30 and 6.35 app.

: Burl Ives

with strange tales of men and women on gramophone records.


Storyteller: Burl Ives

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Sport

: News Summary; The Flying Doctor: 2 - The Man Who Made Music

A series of stories based on the work of the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service.

[Starring] James McKechnie and Bill Kerr
(BBC recording)
(Brewster Mason is appearing in 'Flowering Cherry' at the Haymarket Theatre; George Pravda in 'Variation on a Theme' at the Globe Theatre, London)


Script: Rex Rienits
Production: Vernon Harris
Doctor Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Jane Hudson: June Brunell
Doctor Schwartz: Brewster Mason
Sally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Igor Kousnetzov: George Pravda
Louise Dean: Brenda Dunrich
Mr. Hale: Lloyd Lamble
Mike O'Farrell: David Nettheim

: Those Record Years

Ken Sykora invites you to glance back at what the personalities of jazz and pop music were doing in 1944.


Presenter: Ken Sykora

: News Summary; A Proper Charlie

[Starring] Charlie Chester
with Deryck Guyler, Mary Law, Bill Pertwee.
(Recorded broadcast of April 6)


Script written by: Bernard Botting
Script written by: Charles Hart
Production: Leslie Bridgmont
Comedian: Charlie Chester
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actress]: Mary Law
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee

: Does the Team Think?

A panel game in which members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts.
The great minds are: Jimmy Edwards, Michael Howard, Tommy Trinder, Larry Adler
In the chair, McDonald Hobley

(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Panellist/from an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Michael Howard
Panellist: Tommy Trinder
Panellist: Larry Adler
Chairman: McDonald Hobley
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News Summary; Yours Sincerely

Vera Lynn introduces Yours Sincerely in which she sings and reminds you of songs you will want to remember.
With Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
(BBC recording)
(Woolf Phillips is appearing at the Pigalle Restaurant, London)


Presenter/Singer: Vera Lynn
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Producer: David Miller

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn, Joy Adamson, Jack Train, Kenneth Horne and Gilbert Harding.

(Monday's recorded broadcast in the Home Service)
('Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)
Next week: 'How to Manage Men'


Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Joy Adamson
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: C. F. Meehan

: The Commonwealth Games

See panel

: Fourth Test Match: England v. New Zealand

Summary of the first day's play by Bill Bowes.


Summariser: Bill Bowes

: Jazz Club

An informal session of jazz.
with Terry Lightfoot's Jazz Band, Al Fairweather (trumpet), Sandy Brown (clarinet).
Introduced by Dill Jones.


Musicians: Terry Lightfoot's Jazz Band
Trumpeter: Al Fairweather
Clarinetist: Sandy Brown
Presenter: Dill Jones
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: News Summary; Cabaret

The Montmartre Players (Directed by Henry Krein), Julie Dawn and Sidney Bright at the piano.


Musicians: The Montmartre Players
[Players] directed by: Henry Krein
Singer: Julie Dawn
Pianist: Sidney Bright

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel