• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Trio No. 1, In D minor, Op. 49 played by Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello) Artur Rubinstein (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Cello: Gregor Piatigorsky
Piano: Artur Rubinstein


A jig-saw portrait made up of recollections and reflections
Taken from the recorded conversations of playwrights, players, playgoers, and directors, including:
Ernest Btythe , St. John Ervine
St. John Gogarty Lennox Robinson
Robert Farren , Frank O'Connor
Brinsley MacNamara , Denis Johnston
Cyril Cusack , Seumas O'Sullivan
Brian Nolan , Michael MaeLiammoir Peter Kavanagh. Donagh MacDonagh
George Roberts , Sean O'Faolain
Austin Clarke , Val Iremonger Roger McHugh , Mervyn Wall
Sean O'Conchubhair , Dr. John Larchet
Shelah Richards , Cathal O'Shannon
Pearse Beasley , Gabriel Fallon
Tommy Lennon. Seumas Kavanagh
Tony Quinn , Harry Hutchinson
Sean MacReamoinn , Thomas Studeley
Harry Brogan , William O'Gorman
Put together and narrated by W. R. Rodgers
Produced by Maurice Brown


Unknown: Ernest Btythe
Unknown: St. John Ervine
Unknown: St. John Gogarty
Unknown: Lennox Robinson
Unknown: Robert Farren
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Unknown: Brinsley MacNamara
Unknown: Denis Johnston
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Seumas O'Sullivan
Unknown: Brian Nolan
Unknown: Michael Maeliammoir
Unknown: Peter Kavanagh.
Unknown: Donagh MacDonagh
Unknown: George Roberts
Unknown: Sean O'Faolain
Unknown: Austin Clarke
Unknown: Val Iremonger
Unknown: Roger McHugh
Unknown: Mervyn Wall
Unknown: Sean O'Conchubhair
Unknown: Dr. John Larchet
Unknown: Shelah Richards
Unknown: Cathal O'Shannon
Unknown: Pearse Beasley
Unknown: Gabriel Fallon
Unknown: Tommy Lennon.
Unknown: Seumas Kavanagh
Unknown: Tony Quinn
Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Unknown: Sean MacReamoinn
Unknown: Thomas Studeley
Unknown: Harry Brogan
Unknown: William O'Gorman
Unknown: W. R. Rodgers
Produced By: Maurice Brown


Dona Kabos (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1


Piano: Dona Kabos
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


by N. Tinbergen of the University of Oxford
From his studies of the co-operation between animals, the speaker draws conclusions as to the help we can expect from animal sociology in solving the problems of our own species.


Unknown: N. Tinbergen


Talk by Frank Kermode
Two years after Marveil's death his servant Mary Palmer , in order to forestall other claims, published hit lyrical poems with an address to the ' Ingenious Reader.' In the light of a new edition of these poems, Frank Kermode argues that Mar-veil's poetry has tended to be confused on the one hand with the ' metaphysical' and on the other with nineteenth-century conceptions of rhe ' lyrical,' and that the poetical tradition to which he really belonged has in consequence been overlooked. The speaker suggests that a new critical language is neededto enable the 'ingenious reader' to put.Marvell in his proper perspective.
Mr. Kermode is Lecturer in Englishat
Reading University.
(Continued in next column)
10.10 app. Poems by Marvell and his contemporaries
Following his talk, Frank Kermode introduces well-known poems by Marvell and other less familiar poems of the period in order to bring out their relationship.
Readers: Tom Fleming
Janet Moffatt , Leslie Stokes


Talk By: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Mary Palmer
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Readers: Tom Fleming
Readers: Janet Moffatt
Readers: Leslie Stokes


Nona Liddell (violin)
Daphne Ibbott (piano)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Patrick Hailing (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello) Josephine Lee (piano)


Violin: Nona Liddell
Piano: Daphne Ibbott
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Patrick Hailing
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro
Piano: Josephine Lee


by Gordon Craig


Unknown: Gordon Craig

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