• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
The Henry Krein Quartet
Felix King at the piano
At 6.45 on 1,500 m. G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Henry Krein

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter
News Summary at 8.30

Contributors

Conducted By: Gilbert Vinter

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Neal Arden
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Neal Arden

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
Presented by David Miller
(BBC General Overseas Service production)

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester
Presented By: David Miller

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: MORNING STORY

From the Midlands
'The Whistling Sands' by E. L. Malpass
Read by Eileen Barry

Contributors

Unknown: E. L. Malpass
Read By: Eileen Barry

: News Summary IRISH RHYTHMS

played by the Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Gwen Catley (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson M.C. , Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Gwen Catley
Introduced By: Ivan Samson M.C.
Introduced By: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: News Summary MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Maureen Evans , ' Mrs. Shufflewick John Vallier, Ken Dodd
Introduced by Mike Hall
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Maureen Evans
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Introduced By: Mike Hall
Produced By: John Simmonds

: MAKE WAY FOR MUSIC

Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra with Sheila Buxton
Norman- George and Jimmy Leach
Introduced by Roger Moffat
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Jimmy Leach
Introduced By: Roger Moffat

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'The Visitor' by Veronica Jones , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Veronica Jones
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

The First Time I Faced the Glorious Wall: recalled by Joyce Grenfell
Things That Strike Us: Eva Crossley about television; Jessie Kesson on women's magazines; a blind listener on sound radio
Christmas 1912: Jack Overhill calls up a memory
Reading Your Letters
Breaking the Ice: Elizabeth Hamilton recalls a party for five-year-olds
Serial: A Choice of Heaven by J. M. Scott ; tenth instalment Introduced by Teresa McGonagle
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Recalled By: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Eva Crossley
Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Unknown: Jack Overhill
Unknown: Elizabeth Hamilton
Unknown: J. M. Scott
Introduced By: Teresa McGonagle

: Band of the ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

(by permission of the Commandant)
Conducted by Lieut.-Col.
David McBain , o.B.E.
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: David McBain

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Reg Pursglove and the Albany Strings

Contributors

Unknown: Reg Pursglove

: KINGS OF THE KEYBOARD

Piano music in contrasting styles played by Peter Element (solo pianist) Reub Silver and Marion Day (two pianos) Mike McKcnzie (Latin-American music) The Ronnie Price Quartet (rhythmic piano music) Introduced by Ian Stamp Produced by Jimmy Grant (BBC recordinp) (BBC General Overseas Service production)

: DIXIELAND DATE

with Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Ian Cotterell
Recordings made available by courtesy of Voice of America

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Ian Cotterell

: News Summary ROUNDABOUT

News, views, and music
Friday edition
Introduced by Richard Murdoch who invites you to listen to the latest, brightest, and best of records
Rove Around with Charmian Innes
Garden with Fred Yule
Look at Life with Stephen Grenfell and Lend an Ear to Malcolm Lockyer at the piano on and off the Hit Parade
6.29 Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic
Paul Fenoulhet
Introduces and conducts the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Produced by Trafford Whitelock
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Introduces: Paul Fenoulhet
Leader: John Jezard
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb

: SPORT

Ian Wooldridge on tomorrow's fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Wooldridge

: News Summary Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray Jon Pertwee join in 'THE NAVY LARK'

by Laurie Wyman with assistance from Michael Bates Ronnie Barker , and Tenniel Evans
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Wyman
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Lieut Murray, the No 1: Stephen Murray
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon . Pertwee
Sub-Lieut Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne , Pat Coombs
Script by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Script By: Bernard Botting
Script By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: News Summary ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Dr. J. Bronowski
Morgan Phillips
Dame Irene Ward , M.P.
C. A. Joyce
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by Michael Bowen
From the Beeches Barn Theatre,
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Repeated on Tuesday at 1.10 (Home) Listeners' views for use in 'Any Answers?' should be addressed to the BBC, Bristol, marked ' Any Answers? ', to arrive on Monday.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. J. Bronowski
Unknown: Morgan Phillips
Unknown: Dame Irene Ward
Arranged By: Michael Bowen

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT

Music for Everybody
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Martial and Melodious
Band of the Welsh Guards
Conducted by Major F. L. Statham
Director of Music
BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by Alan G. Melville
Friday Night's star singers:
Heather Harper and John Hauxvell
Introduced by David Geary Produced by James Dufour
From the Camden Theatre, London
Tickets may be obtained on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conducted By: Alan G. Melville
Singers: Heather Harper
Introduced By: David Geary
Produced By: James Dufour

: TAKE YOUR PARTNERS

for Old Time Dancing with Sydney Thompson and his Old Time Orchestra
Presented by Rex Burrows

Contributors

Unknown: Sydney Thompson
Presented By: Rex Burrows

: News Summary followed by SOUTHERN SERENADE

Directed by Lou Whiteson

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson

: 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.

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.

BBC Guidance

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