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Written by Dorothy Baker
Produced by R. D. Smith
Dorothy Baker recalls her childhood and youth in a town of the industrial
Midlands. She describes Black Country characters and scenes, and the life of the street in which she lived


Written By: Dorothy Baker
Produced By: R. D. Smith


Scythian Suite : Ala and LoUy played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Desire Defauw on gramophone records


Conducted By: Desire Defauw


Talk by Maurice Schumann


Talk By: Maurice Schumann


Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 played by the Barylli String Quartet


John Lehmann speaks about their problems and how they compare with those of our own writers


Unknown: John Lehmann


played by members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Constant Lambert


Directed By: Constant Lambert

: Molly Rankin and Valentine Dyall in 'A DREAM PLAY'

by August Strindberg
Adapted by Peter Watts from the translation by Elizabeth Sprigge
Incidental music composed by Berthold Goldschmidt played by the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Organ played by Maurice Vinden
Produced by Peter Watts


Adapted By: Peter Watts
Translation By: Elizabeth Sprigge
Composed By: Berthold Goldschmidt
Played By: Maurice Vinden
Produced By: Peter Watts
The Dreamer: David Read
Indra: Raf de la Torre
The Daughter of Indra: Molly Rankin
The Glazier: Eric Lugg
The Officer: Valentine Dyall
The Father: Hugh Falkus
The Mother: Nell Ballantyne
The Stage-door keeper: Elsa Palmer
The Billposter: Charles Leno
The Lawyer: Valentine Dyall
Kristin: Beryl Calder
The Quarantine Master: Tom Clarkson
The Poet: Valentine Dyall
The Schoolmaster: Franklyn Bellamy
The Blind Man: John Turnbull
The Chancellor: Peter Creswell
Dean of Philosophy: Arthur Ridley
Dean of Theology: Stephen Jack
Dean of Medicine: Malcolm Hayes
Dean of Jurisprudence: Cyril Gardiner


William Herbert (tenor)
Josephine Lee (piano)
Philharmonic String Trio:
David Martin (violin)
Max Gilbert (viola)
James Whitehead (cello)
(The items for string trio are recorded)


Tenor: William Herbert
Piano: Josephine Lee
Violin: David Martin
Viola: Max Gilbert
Cello: James Whitehead


A Great Nineteenth-Century Gardener Geoffrey Taylor holds that William Robinson had as much influence on the cultural destinies of England as many a statesman and many a poet. Robinson produced two masterpieces— his book 'The English Flower Garden' and his own garden at Gravetye


Unknown: Geoffrey Taylor
Unknown: William Robinson

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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