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for Farmers and Shipping


To the Children (Rachmaninov) ;
Now sleeps the crimson petal (Quilter) ; Jeanie with the light brown hair (Foster) ; Believe me, if all those endearing young charms (Moore, arr. Schneider)


at the BBC Theatre Organ


Directed by Louis Cohen from the Valley Gardens, Harrogate


Directed By: Louis Cohen


Some gramophone records chosen mostly for our younger listeners
' The King's Anointing '
A special adaptation for Children's Hour of the Feature Programme by FELIX FELTON


Programme By: Felix Felton


by Peter Dawson (baritone)


Baritone: Peter Dawson


by Albert Sammons


Unknown: Albert Sammons

: King's Post

A Programme of Letters on State and Family occasions
Compiled from the writings of Kings and Queens to their Consorts, their Children, their Servants, their Ministers, and their Friends
Marda Vanne
Lilian Harrison
Cecil Trouncer
Harold Reese
Hermione Hannen
Arthur Fayne
Robert Holland
Atholl Fleming
Letters pathetic, letters amusing, letters ceremonial, letters intimate—surviving through the centuries. They have been found in this collection and the other, most of the research having been done by Ivor Vinogradov, an authority on matters of history, who gave two broadcast talks last year. Few who listen can fail to feel the irony of a letter of devotion from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, or the pathos of one of terror from her to him when, two years later, she was a 'doleful prisoner in the Tower'.


Speaker: Marda Vanne
Speaker: Lilian Harrison
Speaker: Cecil Trouncer
Speaker: Harold Reese
Speaker: Hermione Hannen
Speaker: Arthur Fayne
Speaker: Robert Holland
Speaker: Atholl Fleming
Research by: Ivor Vinogradov


Conductor, Denis Wright


Conductor: Denis Wright


A Programme of Dance Music from the British Isles
Devised and presented by Paul Askew featuring
Bobby Hind and his Band from the Beach Dance Hall, Aberdeen
The Orpheans directed by Frank Rea from the Orpheus Restaurant, Belfast
Larry Brennan and his Band from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
Douglas Swallow and his Band from the Palais de Danse, Birmingham
Glyn Samuel and his Band from the Rolls Hall, Monmouth
Harry Evans and his Band from the Grand Hotel, Torquay
The programme linked together by The BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall from London


Presented By: Paul Askew
Unknown: Bobby Hind
Directed By: Frank Rea
Unknown: Larry Brennan
Unknown: Glyn Samuel
Unknown: Harry Evans
Directed By: Henry Hall

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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