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: The Children's Hour

' The Man from Mars ' by J. D. STRANGE
Episode 8-' The Island Fortress '


including Weather Forecast

: Santley's Airs

A personal recollection with musical illustrations by JOSEPH FARRINGTON (bass)


Bass: Joseph Farrington

: 'Mr. Squeers'

the portrait of a schoolmaster drawn from real life by CHARLES DICKENS and re-cast in dramatic form by J. M. HENTHORN
Cast also
Boys of the school; waiters ; coachmen; a turnkey, etc.
Time, About one hundred years ago
Scene, In the neighbourhood of Greta
Bridge, Yorkshire, and in London
Produced by JAN BUSSELL


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: J. M. Henthorn
Produced By: Jan Bussell
Squeers, a Yorkshire Schoolmaster: E. Parsons
Mrs Squeers, his wife: Muriel Webster
Ralph Nickleby, a London moneylender: J. W. Raper
Nicholas Nickleby, his nephew: W. Wightman
Mrs Nickleby, mother of Nicholas and a widow: Maude Bracewell
Miss La Creevy, landlady to Mrs Nickleby: Muriel Webster
John Browdie, a Yorkshireman, neighbour to Squeers: James Harrison
Snawley, a tradesman: Norman Partridge
Peg Sliderskew, an old harridan: Edith Chilton
Smike, a boy at Squeers' school: Donald Wolstenholme


(including Weather Forecast)


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.

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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