• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



5.0 From Regional :
A Play
' Christopher Wren ' by C. WHITAKER WILSON
The cast includes : Carleton Hobbs , Hector Abbas , Ewart Scott , Norman Shelley , D. A. Clarke-Smith , Andrew Churchman , Cyril Nash ,
Henry Oscar , and Charles Lefeaux
This is a special adaptation of the play which was so popular in the evening some while ago. It is the story of Wren and St. Paul's


Unknown: Christopher Wren
Unknown: C. Whitaker Wilson
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Hector Abbas
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Unknown: Andrew Churchman
Unknown: Cyril Nash
Unknown: Henry Oscar
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux


Conductor, J. Crossley Clitheroe
Bernadette Turley (violin)
Colette Byrne (pianoforte)


Conductor: J. Crossley Clitheroe
Violin: Bernadette Turley
Pianoforte: Colette Byrne


at the Organ of the Ritz Cinema,
Belfast Frank Matthew is a newcomer to the ranks of the cinema organists who broadcast in the Northern Ireland programme. He is one of the pioneers of the modern organ, but as a boy he was trained at Durham Cathedral, where he was a chorister. His favourite hobby was to tour
England and France playing in as many cathedrals as he could; he covered an enormous mileage and played on widely different types of organs-a remarkable range of experience. He was introduced to the cinema organ by Sir Oswald Stoll , for whom he played for nearly seven years. He then joined Gaumont British at the New Gallery Cinema, London, afterwards being transferred to the Havelock Theatre, Sunderland, where he broadcast for the following two years. (Incidentally, he was one of the first organists to broadcast a cinema organ.) On leaving Sunderland he played at the Regent, Bristol, the Granada, Walthamstow, the Empress, Hackney, and many other large cinemas. He pays his first visit to the Ritz Cinema this week, and his broadcast should make a wide appeal to the many cinema organ enthusiasts in Northern Ireland.


Unknown: Sir Oswald Stoll


including Weather Forecast


(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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel