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: ' From the Films '

Dance Music and Songs
A Recital of Gramophone Records

: The Children's Hour

' People we should have liked to have met '-' A Visit to John Bunyan in Bedford Gaol'


Unknown: John Bunyan

: ' The First News '

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

: 'Quarrel Island'

A play specially written for broadcasting in four episodes by NORMAN EDWARDS
(Based upon the St. Helena Journal of Baron Gourgaud, and Official
The introductory narrative to each scene will be read by the Author
The scene is laid in a room in Longwood House on the Island of St. Helena. The episodes occur during the Emperor Napoleon's captivity between the years 1816 and 1821. Production by VAL GIELGUD
' Quarrel Island' will be repeated in the National programme tomorrow night. Full details of the cast are on page 680, and an article on the story behind the play, by Norman Edwards , the author, appears on page 622
(London Regional Programme)


Unknown: Norman Edwards
Production By: Val Gielgud
Play By: Norman Edwards


Two distinguished North Regional Radio Critics, under the Chairmanship of the third, will discuss the play which they have just heard from London Regional, ' Quarrel Island,' by Norman Edwards


Act III of Balfe's Opera
'The Bohemian Girl'
Scene I : Count Amheim's Library
Scene 2 : Ballroom in Castle Amheim
Cast in order of appearance :
Conductor, ERIC WARR
Relayed from
The Grand Theatre, Leeds


Arline: Mabel Baker
Queen of the Gypsies: Betty Thompson
Thaddeus (A Polish Outlaw): Godfrey Stirling
Count Amheim (Governor of Presburg): Leyland White
Devilshoof (Chief of the Gypsies): Ronald Stear
Florestein (Nephew of the Count): Kingsley Lark
Captain of the Guard: Liddell Peddieson
Buda (Attendant to Arline): Kathleen Larkhurst
A Gypsy: Howell Glynne

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast and Second Generj News Bulletin


Directed by HENRY HALL
(London Regional Programme)


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.

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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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