1947 in British radio
This is a list of events from British radio in 1947.
- 2 January – Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, starring Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch, having started out as a recurring sketch in the wartime comedy-variety show Merry-Go-Round (from 31 March 1944), debuts on the BBC Light Programme, continuing in various formats until 1954.
- 21 February – Two issues of Radio Times are missed due to the winter 1946–47 fuel shortage greatly exacerbated by severe weather. (BBC television is suspended 10 February–11 March.)
- 28 February – The UK version of Twenty Questions launches on BBC radio, originally presented by Stewart MacPherson with a panel comprising Richard Dimbleby, Jack Train, Anona Winn and Joy Adamson and with Norman Hackforth as the mystery voice.
- 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.
May to SeptemberEdit
- No events.
- 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.
- 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.
- No events.
Continuing radio programmesEdit
- In Town Tonight (1933–1960)
- 1 March – Mike Read, DJ
- 28 June – Gerry Northam, radio presenter
- 10 May – Laurie Macmillan, Scottish-born radio newsreader and continuity announcer (died 2001)
- 20 May – Greg Dyke, journalist and broadcaster, Director-General of the BBC
- 5 November – Steve Hodson, actor
- 20 November – Marilyn Imrie, Scottish theatre and radio drama director and producer (died 2020)
- Natalie Wheen, arts presenter
- Peter White, blind radio presenter
- "About The Programme". Gardeners' Question Time. BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
- Morgan, Dan (May 2018). "Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) / Les biches / Les animaux modèles / Sinfonietta". musicweb-international.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.