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Talk by a barrister
A God-given highway, open to the use of all men': a state's private property. Somewhere between these extremes lies peace.


Quartet No. 2, in D played by the London String Quartet: Granville Jones , Carl Pini
Keith Cummings , Douglas Cameron.


Unknown: Granville Jones
Unknown: Carl Pini
Unknown: Keith Cummings
Unknown: Douglas Cameron.


A monthly series of talks
Planning and Local Government by Derek Senior
The local government correspondent of the Manchester Guardian continues the planning discussion in this series. He believes that our main problems cannot be solved without extensive reorganisation in local government, and he reviews in this light the proposals of the White Paper on Local Government in England and Wales presented to Parliament last July.


Unknown: Derek Senior


To sea with Captain Simon Hatley , touching at Robinson Crusoe's island, and back with the Ancient Mariner
Written by Francis Watson with Howard Marion-Crawford , Ernest Jay Desmond Llewelyn , Geoffrey Wincott
Peter Vaughan , John Cazabon Richard George , Victor Platt
Patrick Westwood , Betty Hardy
Produced by Maurice Brown
In the year in which Robinson Crusoe first appeared, a man who had seen Alexander Selkirk rescued from Juan Fernandez sailed again to the South Seas, shot an albatross on a day of bad weather, and so in the fullness of time made his forgotten contribution to another literary masterpiece.


Unknown: Captain Simon Hatley
Written By: Francis Watson
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Desmond Llewelyn
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: Richard George
Unknown: Victor Platt
Unknown: Patrick Westwood
Produced By: Maurice Brown
Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Unknown: Alexander Selkirk
Unknown: Juan Fernandez


Nina Milkina (piano)
The Jacques Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conductor, Reginald Jacques


Piano: Nina Milkina
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Reginald Jacques


Talk by S. A. Barnett
Senior Lecturer in Zoology in the University of Glasgow
The speaker traces a sequence of behaviour from the apparently random movements of the simplest animals to the latent exploration implied in fantasy in man.


Talk By: S. A. Barnett


In six programmes Alan Lomax introduces folk music he has recorded on his travels
4-Spain: Vigo to San Sebastian Recording assistant, Jeanette Bell


Introduces: Alan Lomax


Missa Choralis
Kyrie; Gloria; Credo; Sanctus;
Benedictus; Agnus Dei
George Thalben-Ball (organ)
BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate


Unknown: Agnus Dei
Unknown: George Thalben-Ball
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

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.

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