• 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

: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 27 of ' When Two or Three'

: S. R. LITTLEWOOD: 'The Family Album'

This is the first of a novel series comprising six talks to be given every Monday until October 8. Mr. S. R. Littlewood is to illustrate from diaries their interest and value to succeeding generations. Classic examples, of course, are the diaries of Pepys and Evelyn that have given us such a human insight into Stuart times. We can't all be diarists to command interest like either of these, because they mixed with contemporary figures of moment, but the humblest of us, if we have the staying power (which few of us have), can keep a diary that may be of absorbing interest to our grandchildren.
This morning Mr. Littlewood will read such a diary written by his own grandfather, Thomas Thornton of The Times, or, rather, he will give a short biographical sketch based on that diary. Mr. Littlewood is dramatic critic of The Morning Post and author of a number of charming books for children.

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Thornton

: TOM JENKINS

At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Swansea

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Instrumental Music by Grieg William Murdoch (pianoforte) : Norwegian Bridal Procession
Rachmaninov (pianoforte) and Kreisler (violin) : Sonata in C minor-1. Allegro molto ed appasionato ; 2. Allegretto espressivo alia Romanza ; 3. Allegro animato

Contributors

Pianoforte: Grieg William Murdoch

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Madge Thomas (contralto)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Contralto: Madge Thomas

: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Guy Daines

Contributors

Directed By: Guy Daines

: THE BUXTON MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

(Leader, THOMAS MATTHEWS )
Conductor, HORACE FELLOWES
Relayed from
The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
The overture to Ruy Bias , Victor Hugo 's drama of that name, was written by Mendelssohn, when he was thirty, and at the height of his powers. He loathed the play and said so, but he composed the overture simply because the proceeds of the concert at which it was to be played were to be devoted to The Widows' Fund of the orchestra. Mendelssohn himself refused to call it anything else but the Overture to the Dramatic Fund. In view of the fact that it is admittedly one of the most effectively brilliant of his orchestral works, it seems hardly credible, but none the less true, that the whole thing was composed literally in a few hours.
In February, 1887, Borodin died, and during the summer of the same year Rimsky-Korsakov worked hard on the orchestration of the former's Prince. Igor. In addition, Rimsky-Korsakov composed the Spanish Capriccio based on certain sketches he had made previously for an anticipated violin fantasy on Spanish airs. ' According to my plans ' says Rimsky-Korsakov, ' the Capriccio was to glitter with dazzling orchestral colour, and, manifestly, I have not been wrong'. The five sections of the melodious work are, indeed, brilliantly coloured and quite characteristic of the Spanish national idiom.

Contributors

Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conductor: Horace Fellowes
Unknown: Ruy Bias
Unknown: Victor Hugo

: A Sonata Recital

BETTY HUMBY (pianoforte)
It is well known that when Franz Liszt was about twenty he was possessed with the desire to take up the Church as a profession, and neglected his music in consequence. Since, as a pianist of extraordinary powers, he had Paris at his feet, Liszt's friends, particularly students who wished to take lessons with him, deplored this state of affairs; one student even penetrated to Liszt's den, iind found him, so far from succumbing to Church discipline, reclining on a divan smoking, a la Turque. Without moving he asked the student to play, and listened for a few bars apathetically, but presently becoming very excited Liszt asked the student what it was ; on learning that it was a Weber Sonata, Liszt sat down and began to play the Sonata himself. So beautiful did he find it that, as the story goes, he was not only won back to a life of music, but made a promise to the bold student that he would teach him ; indeed, that he should be his only pupil. The roll cf those described as Liszt's ' only pupil' is, of course, a very long one.

Contributors

Unknown: Franz Liszt

: All Nationals except Daventry

MARIUS B. WINTER and his DANCE
ORCHESTRA
5.15 Daventry
The Children's Hour
Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON
' The Little Princess is Impatient', by RENE WORLEY , told by MARY O'FARRELL
Songs by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD
THE ZOO MAN

Contributors

Unknown: Marius B. Winter
Solos By: Cecil Dixon
Unknown: Rene Worley
Told By: Mary O'Farrell
Songs By: Frederick Grisewood

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: THE NORTHERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOHN BRIDGE

Contributors

Directed By: John Bridge

: Variety

In which the artists taking part will introduce themselves
ALBERTA HUNTER America 's Foremost Brown ' Blues'
Singer
BOBBIE COMBER
Big, Bright and Breezy
ALEC TEMPLETON
Piano Entertainer
ALBERT SANDLER
The Celebrated Violinist
(Assisted by J. BYFIELD at the Piano)
JOHN TILLEY
The Mutterer and HARRY BIDGOOD with his BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Alberta Hunter America
Singer: Bobbie Comber
Piano: Alec Templeton
Unknown: Albert Sandler
Assisted By: J. Byfield
Piano: John Tilley
Unknown: Harry Bidgood

: 'The Road to Ireland'

A Romantic Journey of Yesterday and Today from London to Holyhead
A Broadcast in Commemoration of Thomas Telford
The Road Maker
(Died September 2, 1834)
By FILSON YOUNG
People : and Ghosts : and Produced by LANCE SIEVEKING
(Se

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Telford
Produced By: Lance Sieveking
A Romantic Traveller: Harold Scott
A Welsh Patriot: G Hayden Davies
Railway Porters, Seamen, etc: Julian Somers
Railway Porters, Seamen, etc: Robert Craven
Thomas Telford: J Hubert Leslie
A Stage Coachman: Wilfred Fletcher
An Irish M P: Eugene Leahy
Ostlers, etc: Julian Somers
Ostlers, etc: Robert Craven

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: Serenade

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
The Serenade by Brahms, one of the two he wrote early in his career, is the first of his published works for full orchestra. It is built up in the traditional form used by Mozart and others of his predecessors, and contains the two delicate and exquisite Minuets which so often appear as an item by themselves in concert programmes.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark

: A Passage from Will Shakespeare,' by Clemence Dane

Read by NESTA SAWYER

Contributors

Read By: Nesta Sawyer

: DANCE MUSIC

SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0








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