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: The Children's Hour

'The Brave Deed of Ernest the Policeman', a Toytown Dialogue Story by S. G. Hulme Beaman with Incidental Music played by the Birmingham Ladies String Quartet


including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Midland Announcements


(xylophone and vibraphone) Joseph Engleman is a self-taught composer. He was the viola player in the original City of Birmingham Orchestra. His works include a number of orchestral suites and a ballet which was performed at a concert of modern music, conducted by Dr. Boult several years ago. His father was the trombonist at the old Grand Theatre, Birmingham, and his son, Harry, is a professional pianist and is now a frequent broadcaster with his quintet.


Unknown: Leslie Lewis

: The Poetry of Places

A selection of famous poems on famous places


Read By: Owen Reed

: 'Yankee Doodle'

A Musical Melange
This programme is chiefly a revival of one that was presented by Martyn Webster in May, when the first broadcast performance of Gershwin's American in Paris in its entirety was given. The present programme will follow similar lines as before, although the selection of numbers will not be quite the same.


Presented By: Martyn Webster


Weather Forecast and News


(Regional Programme. See page 48)

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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