1935 in British radio

This is a list of events from British radio in 1935.

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  • 17 February – The Droitwich medium-wave transmitter begins service in England, broadcasting the Midland Regional Programme of the BBC on a frequency of 1013 kHz.
  • 8 August – The successful musical show The Air-do Wells appears in the evening schedule and is featured prominently in the Radio Times,[1] The show is produced by Max Kester, with Effie Atherton, accompanied by Jean Colin, Marjorie Stedeford, Brian Lawrence and Ronald Hill.
  • 9 August – The The Air-do Wells feature again prominently in the schedule and within the Radio Times for the 'listeners weekend' schedule.[2] The show results in Effie Atherton and her crew touring America with the same format and name of the show during 1936.
  • 10 December – The first broadcast commentary on a snooker match (Joe Davis v. Horace Lindrum) is given in the BBC Regional Programme.
  • The BBC establishes its first Gaelic department.,[3]



  1. ^ "The Air Do Wells" Thur, Aug 8, 1935". The Radio Times.
  2. ^ "The Air Do Wells" Fri Aug 9, 1935". The Radio Times.
  3. ^ "BBC Gaelic Assistant: An Comunn Official's Appointment". The Herald. 16 August 1935. p. 8. Retrieved 8 June 2016.