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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: The Children's Hour English Folk Dances—No. 4

Country Dances and John Playford , by Roland Heath
' The Messenger of Spring ', a story by Fay Kershaw


Unknown: John Playford
Unknown: Roland Heath
Story By: Fay Kershaw

: The First News

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


Conducted by S. ARNOLD
Overture, Ruy Bias
Mendelssohn, arr. M. Retford
The overture to Ruy Bias , Victor Hugo 's drama of that name, was written by Mendelssohn when he was thirty and at the height of his powers. He disliked the play and said so, but he composed the overture simply because the proceeds of the concert at which it was to be played were to be devoted to the Widows' Fund of the orchestra. Mendelssohn himself refused to call it anything else hut the Overture to the Dramatic Fund. In view of the fact that it is admittedly one of the most brilliant of his orchestral works, it seems hardly credible, but none the less true, that the whole thing was composed literally in a few hours.


Conducted By: S. Arnold
Unknown: Ruy Bias
Unknown: Ruy Bias
Unknown: Victor Hugo

: The Second News

including Weather Forecast


(Regional Programme. See page 50)

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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.

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