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John Ferguson (tenor)
A section of the BBC Northern
Ireland Orchestra
Directed by David Curry


Tenor: John Ferguson
Directed By: David Curry

: Weather Forecast for Northern

Ireland and Northern Ireland
Bulletin for Farmers


including Weather Forecast

: Billy Cotton and his Band

from the Ritz Cinema, Belfast
It was at the Rialto Ballroom, Liverpool, that Billy Cotton , world-famous dance-band leader, built up the reputation that brought him his first West-End engagement in London-at the Astoria, Charing Cross Road. Later he went to the Locarno at Streatham, and then to the West End again, to Ciro's Club. In 1931 he began his stage show at the Alhambra Theatre.


Unknown: Billy Cotton


at Portrush
An eye-witness account by George C. Nash


Unknown: George C. Nash


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.

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
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