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: The Children's Hour

' Bought on Spec '.. a story by CHRISTINA HYDE
Songs by BERNARD Sims (baritone)
THOMAS O'HARA and his piano-accordion
'The Empire Games.' A Talk on Swimming by PERCIVAL HARDIDGE


Story By: Christina Hyde
Songs By: Bernard Sims
Baritone: Thomas O'Hara
Unknown: Percival Hardidge

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements

: The Birmingham Philharmonic String Orchestra

Conducted by JOHAN HOCK
FLORENCE ASTLEY (pianoforte)

The distinguished Italian composer, G. Francesco Malipiero , has done for his countryman, Monteverdi, what Sir Richard Terry, Dr. Fellowes and others have done for our own William Byrd , Thomas Tallis, and the great English Tudor composers.
Listeners will recall a recent 'Foundaions of Music' week, during which a number of the most lovely madrigals ever written were sung by the Wireless Singers. They were by Monteverdi, edited by Malipiero. Listen, therefore, to this symphony, and agree that it can be said of Monteverdi, as it was said of Bach not so many years ago, that as a composer he shows great promise and should have a future.


Leader: Roland Sirrell
Conducted By: Johan Hock
Pianoforte: Florence Astley
Unknown: G. Francesco Malipiero
Unknown: Richard Terry
Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: English Folk Songs

Under the direction of EDGAR MORGAN
Devonshire, Jack the Jolly Tar
Worcestershire, Drink old England dry Norfolk, The Saucy Bold Robber Hampshire, Bedlam City
Cambridgeshire, Geordie and Harry the Tailor
Robin Hood and the Bishop
Dorset of Hereford
I, Robin Hood and the Tanner
Essex, The Bold Young Farmer Worcestershire, My Boy Willie Sussex , The Seeds of Love Somerset, 0, Waly ! Waly !


Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Willie Sussex

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

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.

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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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