• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Festino nella sera del
Giovedi grasso avanti cena sung by the London Chamber Singers
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
The madrigal-comedies of Banchieri (1567-1634) follow closely the type of entertainment created by Orazio Vecchi. The Festino, written for the end of the pre-lenten festivities, provided spiced variety and plenty of buffoonery to amuse a carnival audience. It includes the well-known ' capriccio ' in which cuckoo, owl, cat, and dog noises form a ' contraponto bestiale ' over a dog-latin chant. A rhymed couplet announces each of the twenty little ' scenes.' We are warned that the singers will imitate the braying of donkeys and the squealing of pigs; we join in a tongue-twisting game, encounter some noisy match-sellers, and take part in a drinking bout. Banchieri's inspiration does not go very deep, but his able handling of his material g.ves us some sparkling pages and many amusing character sketches, Anthony Bernard


Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Anthony Bernard


Max Rostal gives an illustrated talk on the practical and artistic value of the metronome


Unknown: Max Rostal

: CHAMBER MUSIC Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)

London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Ronald Gillham (flute) Albert Waggett (flute)
Olive Zorian (violin)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)


Flute: John Francis
Flute: Ronald Gillham
Flute: Albert Waggett
Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Peter Mountain
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Double-Bass: Adrian Beers
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver


Talk by the Ven. 0. H . Gibbs-Smith
Archdeacon of London
The speaker considers 'the problems of reinstating the many fine City of London churches that have suffered not only from the blitz but from the change in the nature of the City's population. He discusses the solution offered by the recent City of London (Guild Churches) Bill.


Unknown: Ven. 0. H Gibbs-Smith


Herbert Downes (viola)
Margaret Good (piano)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas


Viola: Herbert Downes
Piano: Margaret Good
Leader: Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: Donald Wolfit in 4 CONQUISTADOR'

A dramatic adaptation of the poem by Archibald MacLeish
Arranged and produced by D. G. Bridson with Howard Marion-Crawford
Peter Finch , Frederick Allen
Bryan Powley , Martina Mayne Incidental music composed by Roberto Gerhard


Unknown: Archibald MacLeish
Produced By: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Martina Mayne
Composed By: Roberto Gerhard


Rondo in A minor (K.511) (Mozart)
Impromptu in F minor. Op. 142 No. t
Invitation to the Dance (Weber) on gramophone records


W. W. Robson reviews the study ot
Paradise Lost' by Dr. Werblowsky


Unknown: W. W. Robson
Unknown: Dr. Werblowsky


Twenty-four Caprices, Op. 1 for unaccompanied violin
Nos. 19-24 played by Campoli

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