• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



The Dennis Brain
Wind Quartet:
Gareth Morris (flute)
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Myra Verney (soprano)
Norman Franklin (accompanist)
Norman Kay , who was born in 1929, Mudied at the Royal College of Music with Gordon Jacob. He has written a symphony, a concertante for strings, a string quartet, and music for BBC features. His Miniature Quartet was written in 1950 and first performed at a concert in London that year. There are three movements.
R. W. Wood was born in London in 1902, and studied at the Royal College of Music with Richard Walthew , Gordon Jacob , and Herbert Howells. He has written a large amount of music of every kind. The first of his three songs was written in 1945, the other two in 1951: Myra Verney sang them for the first time at a concert in London last March. D.C.


Flute: Gareth Morris
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Dennis Brain
Soprano: Myra Verney
Accompanist: Norman Franklin
Unknown: Norman Kay
Unknown: Gordon Jacob.
Unknown: Richard Walthew
Unknown: Gordon Jacob
Unknown: Herbert Howells.


A monthly review of cultural and political trends In the U.S.S.R.
The New Dictionary of the Russian Language
Talk by Ivan Bilibin


Talk By: Ivan Bilibin


Max Rostal (violin)
The Rostal Chamber Ensemble
Adagio and Fugue (K.546)
Violin Concerto in G (K.216)
Eine kleine Nachtmusik (K.525)


Violin: Max Rostal


A study in nineteenth-century environment
Robert Furneaux Jordan considers the lives and characters of Cardinal Manning and Cardinal Newman as people profoundly influenced by environment — the former by Rome, the latter by Oxford

: Visit to Manchester of the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Tone Poem: Ein Heldenleben
Richard Strauss
(solo violin, Paul Beard )
From the Free Trade Hall,


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Ein Heldenleben
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Violin: Paul Beard


Talk by Malcolm Macdonald
Illustrations played by the Band of the Irish Guards, conducted by . Capt C. H. Jaeger , Director of Music
The speaker believes that the military band has a contribution to make to music in tihe concert hall as well as on the parade ground, and for this broadcast he has arranged various types of music to show the sort of colouring that is possible at indoor performances.


Talk By: Malcolm MacDonald
Conducted By: Capt C. H. Jaeger


by August Strindberg
Translated by Edwin Bjorkman and N. Erichsen


Translated By: Edwin Bjorkman
Translated By: N. Erichsen


Helga Mott (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)
The Sebastian Quartet:
John Glickman (violin) Sybil Copeland (violin) Harold Harriott (viola)
Ursula Hess (cello)


Soprano: Helga Mott
Piano: Frederick Stone
Violin: John Glickman
Violin: Sybil Copeland
Viola: Harold Harriott
Cello: Ursula Hess


A reading of several of his poems arranged and introduced by Donald Davie
Reader, David Enders


Reader: Donald Davie
Reader: David Enders


Desmond Dupre (cittern)
The London Consort of Viols:
Harry Danks (treble viol)
Stanley Wootton (treble viol)
Sylvia Putterill (tenor viol)
Henry Revell (bass viol)
Robert Donington (bass viol)


Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Unknown: Harry Danks
Unknown: Stanley Wootton
Tenor: Sylvia Putterill
Bass: Henry Revell
Bass: Robert Donington

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