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A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
DAVID SYLVESTER on the retrospective exhibition of paintings by Jackson Pollock at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and an exhibition of Seventeen Contemporary American Painters at 41 Grosvenor Square, London
Clement Crisp on Frederick Ashton 's new ballet ' Ondine '
A talk on the new production of Boris Godunov ' at Covent Garden


Unknown: Jackson Pollock
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Boris Godunov

: Fay Comptonand Alee dunes in 'A LETTER IN THE DESERT*

by James Hanley
Pianist, Cicely Hoye
Produced by John Gibson
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 12)
DURING THE INTERVAL: 9.30-9.40 app.
A record of the second movement of Brahms ' Piano Quintet played by the Quintetto Chigiano


Unknown: James Hanley
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Produced By: John Gibson
Piano: Brahms
Professor French: Alec Clunes
Mrs French: Fay Compton
Sedley Junior: Malcolm Hayes
Sedley Senior: Philip Cunningham
Mrs Clancy: Shela Ward


William Pleeth (cello) Margaret Good (piano)


Cello: William Pleeth

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.

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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.

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