• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



A peep behind the scenes at final rehearsals of ' Jack and the Beanstalk'
Presented by Francis Laidler and produced by Gerald Seymour from the Prince's Theatre, Bristol
The cast includes : Jean Colin (Jack); Howard Rogers (Squire) ; Norman Evans (Dame Durden) ; J. Murray
Stewart (Giant Blunderbore)
' Aladdin '
Presented by Harry Benet and produced by Frank Adey from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
With : Kittie Prince (Aladdin) ; Rita Cooper (Princess) ; George Hirste (Widow Twankey) ; Fred Kitchen ,
Jnr. (Abanazar) and 'Cinderella'
Presented by Mary Hoyle and produced by Frankland Grey from the Palace Theatre, Plymouth
With : .' Joan Hoyle (Cinderella) ; Jean Fielden (Dandini); Eileen Lilley (Prince Charming) ; Leonard Morris


Presented By: Francis Laidler
Produced By: Gerald Seymour
Unknown: Jean Colin
Unknown: Howard Rogers
Unknown: Norman Evans
Unknown: J. Murray
Presented By: Harry Benet
Produced By: Frank Adey
Unknown: Rita Cooper
Unknown: George Hirste
Unknown: Fred Kitchen
Presented By: Mary Hoyle
Produced By: Frankland Grey
Unknown: Joan Hoyle
Unknown: Jean Fielden
Unknown: Eileen Lilley
Unknown: Leonard Morris


Farming Before Christmas'
A. W. Ling and Edgar King
The auctioneer plays a very important part in the agricultural life of a rural district. He knows all the farmers, because he does their annual farm valuations and the tenant-right valuations when a farmer enters or leaves a farm. In fact, he has a better knowledge of the farmer and his pocket than has anyone else, official or otherwise, and he is frequently the farmer's guide, philosopher, and friend. He will rebuke one farmer for foolish bidding at an auction, just as he will remonstrate with another for being over-cautious. Listeners can thus expect an interesting discussion this evening, for A. W. Ling brings to the microphone an experienced auctioneer in Edgar King.


including Weather Forecast


Short talks on matters of current interest in the West


The oratorio by Handel



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