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' William Beckford
An Eighteenth-Century Fantastic '
David Ayerst
David Ayerst is thirty-three, and has been senior history master at Blundell's School, Tiverton, since 1934. From 1929 to 1934 he was on the editorial staff of The Manchester Guardian.


Unknown: William Beckford
Unknown: David Ayerst
Unknown: David Ayerst


A Comedy with Music
Book and Lyrics by Diana Morgan
Music by Michael Sayer
Wedding guests, Policemen, Waiters, etc., William Chatterley , Graham Clarkson , Frank Jordan , Elizabeth Lowe , Ellen Rice , and Rolland Wiltshire
Scene : The action of the play begins in London, then goes to the West of England, and back to London
Production by Cyril Wood


Music By: Michael Sayer
Unknown: William Chatterley
Unknown: Graham Clarkson
Unknown: Frank Jordan
Unknown: Elizabeth Lowe
Unknown: Ellen Rice
Production By: Cyril Wood
Hubert Spratt, a young man: Ewart Scott
Meadowes, a butler: Tom Jones
Gilbert Haslemere, another young man: Patrick Waddington
Belinda Misselthwaite, a young woman: Muriel Baker
Sir Finsbury Parker, A Tycoon: Christopher Bouch
Mrs Jane Biddenden, a stern female relative: Elspeth Holland
Pagliacci, A maitre d'hotel: Barry Kendall


Norma Dursley (zither banjo)
Alan Pocock (cornet)
Ivey Dickson (violoncello)
Alan Pocock is twelve years old, and holds the Intermediate Certificate of the Bandsmen's College of Music. He has won three solo contests for boys under sixteen, and was placed fourth in the open section of the annual solo contest at Kingswood in March this year.


Unknown: Norma Dursley
Unknown: Alan Pocock
Unknown: Ivey Dickson
Unknown: Alan Pocock

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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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