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: Big Ben; Morning Music

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Norman Whiteley and his Sextet, The Gerald Crossman Players
(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 conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Musicians: Norman Whiteley and his Sextet
Musicians: The Gerald Crossman Players

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Jack Train.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Jack Train

: 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

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman


Musicians: The Promenade Players [Players] conductor: Sidney Bowman

: Morning Story: Jonas Todd and the 8.17

by Peter Shipman.
Read by John Westbrook.


Author: Peter Shipman
Reader: John Westbrook

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

: News Summary; Music in the Modern Manner

The George Chisholm Group; The Eddie Thompson Quintet

(BBC recording)


Musicians: The George Chisholm Group
Musicians: The Eddie Thompson Quintet
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Greenwich Time Signal; Exhibition Choice

Jean Metcalfe from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time.


Presenter: Jean Metcalfe

: News Summary; followed by Workers' Playtime

from a factory canteen in Guisborough, Yorkshire.
[Starring] Ken Platt, Ronnie Hilton, Bill Waddington, The Demijeans accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio.
Introduced by Randal Herley.

(Ken Platt is in 'Light Up the Town' at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe; Ronnie Hilton is in 'The Show Band Show' at the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough)


Comedian: Ken Platt
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedian: Bill Waddington
Singers: The Demijeans
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Trio
Presenter: Randal Herley
Producer: James Casey

: Piano Reflections

[Starring] Malcolm Lockyer


Pianist: Malcolm Lockyer

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson's Orchestra
Conducted by Sidney Davey
Dennis Stephenson (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson.

News Summary at 1.30

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Harry Davidson's Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sidney Davey
Tenor: Dennis Stephenson
Presenter: Ivan Samson
M.C.: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Geoffrey Brand

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Timmy's Morning Out' by Mrs. A. J. Merry, told by Daphne Oxenford. (BBC recording)


Author: A. J. Merry
Storyteller: Daphne Oxenford

: Greenwich Time Signal; Brat Farrar

The mystery of an impersonation by Josephine Tey.
Read by Derek Hart.
The fourteenth of fifteen instalments
(Requested by Woman's Hour listeners; originally broadcast in January)


Author: Josephine Tey
Reader: Derek Hart

: Disc-Jockey for a Day

June Paul presents a personal choice of gramophone records.

News Summary at 2.30


DJ: June Paul

: Greenwich Time Signal; Grand Hotel

Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Gordon Clinton
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 3.30


Violinist: Max Jaffa
Musicians: The Palm Court Orchestra Baritone: Gordon Clinton

: Music While You Work

Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra


Musicians: Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

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

: Footlight Favourites

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Gerald Gentry
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Gerald Gentry

: News Summary; Continental Turntable

presents a musical journey to Munich with Irene Prador to hear opera, operetta, and ballet.
Including 'Countess Maritza' with Richard Tauber
'The Flying Dutchman' conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Music from Tchaikovsky's ballet 'Casse Noisette'
The waltzes from 'Der Rosenkavalier' and Bavarian Country Music
Written and introduced by Irene Prador.
(BBC recording)

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Writer/presenter: Irene Prador
Tenor (Countess Maritza): Richard Tauber
Conductor (The Flying Dutchman): Sir Thomas Beecham
Producer: John Powell

: Exhibition Choice

Jean Metcalfe from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time.


Presenter: Jean Metcalfe

: News Summary; Swimming: European Championships, Budapest

Reports and commentary by Alun Williams and Jack Reed on the fourth day of the finals in the European Swimming Championships at the National Swimming Stadium, Budapest.


Commentator: Alun Williams
Commentator: Jack Reed

: The Archers

(BBC recording)

: Sport

: News Summary; The Flying Doctor: 8: Red Blood and Blue

[Starring] James McKechnie and Bill Kerr
(BBC recording)

(Bill Kerr is appearing in "You Too, Can Have a Body" at the Victoria Palace; Brewster Mason is in "Flowering Cherry" at the Haymarket 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
Major Hilary Marshall: Norman Shelley
Bob Dawson: Kenneth Warren
Charlie Truman: Bruce Wightman
Flo: Gwenda Wilson

: Those Record Years

From the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court.
Ken Sykora invites you to listen to some of the changes in jazz and pop music since 1923, the year of the first Radio Show.


Presenter: Ken Sykora

: News Summary; A Proper Charlie

[Starring] Charlie Chester
with Deryck Guyler, Mary Law, Bill Pertwee, Jimmy Lavall.
(Recorded broadcast of May 18)


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

: Mr. Bentley and Mr. Braden

[Starring] Bernard Braden and Dick Bentley
with Vivienne Martin
The singer, Lorrae Desmond
and 'Nearly Everybody Else', Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharples and played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)
(Vivienne Martin is appearing in "For Amusement Only" at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool)
To be repeated on Sunday at 7.0 p.m.


Music written and arranged by: Bob Sharples
Music played by: The BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by: David Climie
Script written by: Pat Dunlop
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont
Comedian: Bernard Braden
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedienne: Vivienne Martin
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Bernard Cribbins

: News Summary; Join In and Sing

You are invited to Join In and Sing
with the people of London and The Radio Revellers, Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir, conductor, Gordon Williams, Jackie Brown at the electric organ, Kathleen O'Hagan at the piano


Singers: The Radio Revellers
Singers: Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
Conductor: Gordon Williams
Organist: Jackie Brown
Pianist: Kathleen O'Hagan
The singing led and the show produced by: Glyn Jones

: How to Manage Men

A light-hearted programme In which four women with vastly different views on how to manage men give advice to women whose menfolk are sometimes difficult.
The panel: Frances Day, Charmian Innes, Vanessa Lee, Iris Ashley
This week's male guest, Godfrey Harrison
In the chair, Jacqueline Mackenzie

(BBC recording)


Panellist: Francis Day
Panellist: Charmian Innes
Panellist: Vanessa Lee
Panellist: Iris Ashley
Guest: Godfrey Harrison
Chairman: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Programme devised by: Gwen Plumb
Programme devised by: Thelma Scott
Producer: C.F. Meehan

: Jazz Club: The Roaring Twenties

Portrayed in jazz by Alex Welsh and his Band with George Chisholm and Diz Disley.
Introduced by Dill Jones.


Musicians: Alex Welsh and his Band
Trombonist: George Chisholm
Guitarist: Diz Disley
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
Musicians directed by: Henry Krein
Singer: Julie Dawn
Pianist: Sidney Bright

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by 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.

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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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