1947 in British radio

This is a list of events from British radio in 1947.

List of years in British radio (table)
In television
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

  • 9 April – How Does Your Garden Grow? debuts on BBC radio; as Gardeners' Question Time it will still be running more than 65 years later.[1]

May to SeptemberEdit

  • No events.

OctoberEdit

  • 6 October – Philip Odell, a fictional detective created by Lester Powell and played by Canadian actor Robert Beatty, is heard for the first time on BBC radio in Lady in a Fog.
  • 24 October – Francis Poulenc's Sinfonietta receives its world premiere in a broadcast concert from London having been commissioned by the BBC for the first anniversary of their Third Programme.[2]

NovemberEdit

  • 18 November – The BBC links up with stations around the globe in the programme BBC Covers the World.
  • Gracie Fields hosts Our Gracie's Working Party on BBC radio; in the series, she visits twelve towns (beginning with her native Rochdale), compering and performing in a live show of music and entertainment, with local talents on the bill.

DecemberEdit

  • No events.

DebutsEdit

Continuing radio programmesEdit

1930sEdit

1940sEdit

BirthsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About The Programme". Gardeners' Question Time. BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  2. ^ Morgan, Dan (May 2018). "Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) / Les biches / Les animaux modèles / Sinfonietta". musicweb-international.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.