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: Where Your Food Comes From

South African Oranges
(Until 11.00)

: A Ballad Concert

(Scottish Ballads)
Carma Linn (Contralto)
Kennedy Arundel (Baritone)


Contralto: Carma Linn
Baritone: Kennedy Arundel

: Edward O'Henry

At the organ of Tussaud's Cinema

: Light Music

Leonardo Kemp and his Piccadilly Hotel Orchestra
From the Piccadilly Hotel

: Sir Robert Peel and his Band

From Tony's Ball Room, Birmingham


Conducted by Mr. FRANK WESTFIELD
Relayed from LEWISHAM


Unknown: Frank Westfield

: The Children's Hour

How John Trusty and his dog, Walter, stowed away on the good ship Firefly – by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Arranged as a dialogue story, with incidental music played by The Georgian Trio


Author: S. G. Hulme Beaman

: Dance Music

Sir Robert Peel and his Band, relayed from Tony's Ball Room, Birmingham

: The First News

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin

: The Foundations of Music

Beethoven's miscellaneous pianoforte music
Played by Victor Hely-Hurchinson
Six Minuets
Andante in F


Pianist: Victor Hely-Hutchinson

: Plays and the Theatre

A talk by Mr James Agate
(Until 19.20)

: A Revival of: Ingredient X

by L. du Garde Peach
A Play of the City, the Sea, and the Jungle
The Boardroom - the Forest - the Sea - the City - the Laboratory - the Tea Table


Writer: L. du Garde Peach
Producer: Peter Creswell

: Diversions

The Underworld of the West
Many strange tales are told of heroes buried under mountains, awaiting the call to which they must respond. But there are many who come and go far under the earth without making a song about it. We shall hear them at work, we shall hear others who do make a song underground, and a tuneful one, too, and from time to time we shall take our bearings above, now in a vale in Glamorgan, and now on the green hills of Somerset.
(From Cardiff)

: The Second News

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: Dance Music

Sir Robert Peel and his Band, relayed from Tony's Ball Room, Birmingham

: Gleneagles Band

Directed by Henry R. Hall, from Gleneagles Hotel (From Glasgow)
(Until 24.00)

: Experimental Television Transmission

by the Baird Process
(356.3 m. Vision ; 261.3 m. Sound)

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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