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: Scottish Children's Hour

' Seasons in the Wilds ' a talk by H. MORTIMER BATTEN
The story of ' The Sleeping Beauty ' read by ANNA DONALD
Violin solos by WILLIAM MCINULTY
Mortimer Batten , known to many thousands of listeners for his broadcast talks and books on Natural History, began studying wild life in British Columbia. During the War he served as a dispatch rider and was awarded the French honour of the Croix de Guerre. His books include ' Habits and Characters of British Wild Animals ', ' Romances of the Wilds ', ' Woodlore for young Sportsmen ', ' Nature Jottings of a Motorist and ' Dramas of the Wild Folk '. Another book of his, ' 2LO Animal Stories ' , recalls that he was a popular broadcast speaker in the early days of London broadcasting.


Talk By: H. Mortimer Batten
Read By: Anna Donald
Solos By: William McInulty
Solos By: Mortimer Batten


including Weather Forecast, followed by Scottish Announcements, Scottish Market Prices for Farmers, and Herring Fishing Bulletin

: A Gaelic Concert



Soprano: Cathie B. MacLean
Tenor: Allan MacRitchie


Weather Forecast and News


Weather Forecast and News

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.

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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.

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