• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



by D. Mack Smith
Fellow of Peterhouse. Cambridge
This well-entrenched crime organisation is a characteristic Sicilian product.
Mr. Mack Smith discusses the social and historic reasons for its existence and the part it plays in the politics of the island.


Unknown: D. MacK
Unknown: Mr. MacK Smith


The music composed by Donald Swann
Produced by DouGLAS CLEVERDON : sixth broadcast


Unknown: Henry Reed
Composed By: Donald Swann
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Hilda Tablet, a composeress: Mary O'Farrell
Herbert Reeve, a scholar: Hugh Burden
Stephen Shewin: Carleton Hobbs
Connie, his wife: Gwen Cherrell
Elsa Strauss, a singer: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Eric Tablet, Hilda's father: Norman Shelley
Lady Tablet, Hilda's mother: Susan Richmond
Evelyn Baxter, Hilda's secretary: Colin Campbell
The Duke of Mulset: Frank Duncan
The Duchess of Mulset: Diana Maddox
The Rector of Mull Extrinseca: Deryck Guyler
Nancy Shewin: Dorothy Primrose
Owen, Brian, George and Humphrey Shewin a few of her sons: Denis Quilley, Wilfrid Downing: M Westbury
Owen, Brian, George and Humphrey Shewin a few of her sons: Denis Quilley, Wilfrid Downing: D Maddox
Miss Welbeck a headmistress: Vivienne Chatterton
Harold Reith, a librettist: Frank Duncan
R Egerton Bunningfield, A R A: Norman Shelley
Roger Cloud, a male composer: Deryck Guyler


Fritz Kreisler (violin)
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)


Violin: Fritz Kreisler
Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov


This is NORMAN MAILER 'S description of America in his latest book Advertisements for Myself. In a wide-ranging conversation with Colin MacInnes , he gives his reasons for this judgment and talks equally frankly about the British literary scene, psycho-analysis, religion, politics, pornography, the war novel, and other topics.
: second broadcast


Unknown: Norman Mailer
Unknown: Colin MacInnes


by George Hadjinikos

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