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: The Children's Hour

A quarter of an hour for the tinies
Empire Day
Peeps at Many Lands

: ' 'The First News'

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


At The Organ of The Tower Ballroom,

: Act I of Wagner's Opera ‘ Die Mastersinger von Nürnberg '

(The Mastersingers)
Scene : The Interior of St. Katherine's
Cast in order of appearance :
Producer, Dr. OTTO ERHARDT
Relayed from
The Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
(London Regional Programme)


Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Producer: Dr. Otto Erhardt
Walther von Stolzing, a young Knight from Franconia: Max Lorenz
Eva, Pogner's daughter: Kate Heidersbach
Magdalena, Eva's nurse: Ruth Berglund
David, Sach's prentice: Martin Kremer
Mastersingers :Veit Pogner, Goldsmith: Alexander Kipnis
Sixtus Beckmesser, Town Clerk: Eduard Habich
Hans Sashs, Shoemaker: Rudolf Bockelmann
Kunz Vogelgesang, Furrier: Alfred Bartolitius
Konrad Nachtigall, Tinsmith: Samuel Worthington
Fritz Kothner, Baker: Herbert Janssen
Hermann Ortel, Soapboiler: Ronai.D Stear
Balthasar Zom, Pewterer: Rolf Scharf
Augustin Moser, Tailor: Powell Lloyd
Ulrich Eisslinger, Grocer: Trefor Jones
Hans Foltz, Coppersmith: Frederick Woodhouse
Hans Schwarz, Stockingweaver: Franklyn Kelsey

: ' Through Foreign Eyes'

A Radio Vision in Three Scenes
Scene III
' The World Looks at itself' ‘ Follow the Romany Patteran,
North where the blue bergs sail,
And the masts are shod with mail West to the sinking sun,
Where east and west are one.
South where the silence broods, In the heat of Amazon woods.'

: LANCE SIEVEKING'S New Radio Play ‘ Wings of the Morning'

Th: Story of a fantastic crime committed in the 4th Dimension
Scene : Cambridge
Dramatis Persona
Policeman, Bank Manager, Voices, and Members of the Royal Society
Th: Play produced by THE AUTHOR
' If / take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there .... Thy right hand shall hold me
(London Regional Programme)
This play will be repeated in the National programmes tomorrow night


David Holland, F.R.G.S. (Assistant Director of the Headley Museum): Harold Scott
Professor Ogilivie (Reader in Physics and Mathematics): Esme Percy
Dr. Somerville, D.Sc., F.R.S. (Director of the Headley Museum): Milton Rosmer
Olive Somerville (his wife): Lydia Sherwood
A Night Watchman: Douglas Ross
A Learned Counsel: Alfred Harding
An Usher: Philip Wade
A Solicitor: Walter Hudd
A Doctor: Frank Birch
A Nurse: Beatrice Gilbert
The Rock Travel Agency: Barbara Howard
The Narrator: Denis Waldock

: '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.

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