• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



for sundry seasons by Peter Crossley-Holland
Out of your sleep arise and wake (Nativity): A boy was born in Bethlehem (Nativity): In this time God hath sent (Nativity): Lift up your heartes and be glad (New Year); Love is come again (Easter); Hey. hey. take good heedg what you say (Doomsday) sung by the BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
(first performance)
These carols are (with one exception) settings of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century poems. Although the style of the music belongs to our day, the form of the carols is derived from medieval and pagan examples in which stanzas and refrains (or burdens) alternate, sung by solo voices and chorus respectively.


Unknown: Peter Crossley-Holland
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Sung By: Solo Voices


by Basil Taylor
A talk arising from a recent visit to the Werkakademie at Kassel and from a reading of Ortega y Gasset's lectures ' Mission of a University.'


Unknown: Basil Taylor

: Norman Shelley and Austin Trevor in 'THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS'

by Jean Anouilh
Translated by Lucienne Hill
Radio adaptation by John Richmond
Music by John Hotchkis
Production by Raymond Raikea


Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Translated By: Lucienne Hill
Unknown: John Richmond
Music By: John Hotchkis
Production By: Raymond Raikea
General Saint-Pe: (Leon): Norman Shelley
His wife (Amelie): Gladys Spencer
His daughters: Estelle: Denise Bryer
His daughters: Sidonie: Molly Lawson
Gaston, his secretary: Alan Reid
Mlle, de Sainte-Euverte (Ghislaine): Rachel Gurney
Mme Dupont-Fredaine, a dressmaker: Mary Wimbush
Doctor Bonfant (Armand): Austin Trevor
Father Ambrose: Ralph Truman
The maids: Eugenie: Margaret Ward
The maids: Pamela: Thelma Hughes


Margaret Good (piano)
Gareth Morris (flute) William Pleetth (cello)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones )
Conductor, Boyd Neel


Piano: Margaret Good
Flute: Gareth Morris
Cello: William Pleetth
Leader: Granville Jones
Conductor: Boyd Neel


First of two talks on some questions about liberalism and morals by Guido Calogero
Professor of Philosophy at Rome University
Commenting on Isaiah - Berlin's recent broadcasts on Freedom and its Betrayal ' The Times concluded in a leading article that the need of the twentieth century was not so much a new political faith as a firm foundation for doubt. Professor Caiogero believes that doubt and faith are bo h essential components of the ideal of freedom.


Unknown: Guido Calogero


A sequence of poems in praise of the Fool: by James Kirkup
Read by Siobhan McKenna and Julia Lang
Produced by Peter Duval Smith


Unknown: James Kirkup
Read By: Siobhan McKenna
Read By: Julia Lang
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith


Eric Harrison (piano)
Sonata in F (K.533 and 494) Fantasia in C minor (K.396)
Nine Variations on the Minuet ot
M. Duport (K.573)


Piano: Eric Harrison
Unknown: M. Duport


A study in leadership by Philip Nash , C.B.E.
Philip Nash , who was secretary to the last Governor of Burma, took an active part in the negotiations that established the independent Union of Burma in 1947. In rhis talk he assesses the part played in those negotiations by U Aung San, the Burmese Prime Minister who was assassinated a few months before the independent Union was finally established.


Unknown: Philip Nash
Unknown: Philip Nash


Quartet No. 2 played by the Griller String Quartet on gramophone records

: Close Down

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.

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