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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: A Ballad Concert

Esther Saunders (soprano)
John Bowes (baritone)
Marjorie Crane (pianoforte)


Soprano: Esther Saunders
Baritone: John Bowes
Pianoforte: Marjorie Crane


Time Signal, Greenwich including Weather Forecast


Directed by Jack Hardy
Produced by Arthur Spencer


Directed By: Jack Hardy
Produced By: Arthur Spencer


A radio play adapted for the microphone by Patrick Campbell from the novel ' Fell Top' by Winifred E. Watson
Produced by Cecil McGivern
The action of the play takes place among the Fells of County Durham


Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Winifred E. Watson
Produced By: Cecil McGivern
Jane Ellen, who tells the story: Renee Bruce
Maria, her mother: Edith Bulmer
John, her father: Alf Simpson
Anne Mary, her stepsister: Nancy Spain
Jonathon, her brother: Charles Wilkinson
Roger: Gillie Fenwick
Nathan: Nicholas Robson
A lawyer: Kendrew Milson


(including Weather Forecast)
Cotton and Wheat Prices at 10.40


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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