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Lois Bard (soprano)
Brian Jones (baritone)
J. G. Thomason and Freida Fenton in a sketch by Francis Durbridge
Presented by Martyn C. Webster
Lois Bard , one of the two singers in this programme, is a soprano who has been heard from North in a programme with the Lancashire Mummers. Freida Fenton , another artist taking part in this broadcast, has the unusual distinction of being a woman director of a motor-cycle company.


Soprano: Lois Bard
Baritone: Brian Jones
Baritone: J. G. Thomason
Baritone: Freida Fenton
Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Presented By: Martyn C. Webster
Presented By: Lois Bard
Unknown: Freida Fenton


A Programme of Church Music
Arranged and presented by G. H. Heath Gracie
The BBC Midland Singers
Conductor, Edgar Morgan
Gilbert Mills (organ) from the Church of the Messiah,
One of the most significant changes in church music-especially notice- able during the past decade — has been the concentration in many churches upon the problem of securing far more flowing and natural performance in the singing of psalms. The problem, however, for the choirmaster, choir-member, and worshipper is how to set about making a change, and Mr. Heath Gracie will suggest that it is not wholly a matter of the particular psalter used.
Illustrations will be given from books in common use in churches generally, and advice will be given as to how, little by little, a congregation and choir can be trained to utter their psalms without distortion, rhythmically, and fluently. Such questions as those of organ accompaniment, choice of chants, and so on will also be dealt with.


Presented By: G. H. Heath Gracie
Presented By: Mr. Heath Gracie


including Weather Forecast


Robert Blake , General-at-Sea
A Sequence for Radio by Froom Tyler
Characters in the Sequence include : Robert Blake , of Bridgwater in Somerset, sometime commanding the Naval Forces of England
Oliver Cromwell
Colonel the Hon. Nathaniel Fiennes , sometime Governor of the City of Bristol John Milton
The Sequence opens with the outbreak of the Civil Wars in England and ends in the year 1657
Produced by Cyril Wood
(Western Programme)


Unknown: Robert Blake
Unknown: Robert Blake
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Nathaniel Fiennes
Unknown: Bristol John Milton
Produced By: Cyril Wood




(including Weather Forecast)


The final reading from the novel by John Buchan
Arranged for broadcasting by C. Henry Warren and read by Owen Reed


Novel By: John Buchan
Broadcasting By: C. Henry Warren
Read By: Owen Reed


including Weather Forecast

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.

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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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