Schedule: Autumn 1948
|9:05 Service for Schools|
|9:35 Service for Schools|
|9:40 Religion and PhilosophyMan and hHis Nature|
|10:05 News Commentary||10:05 News Commentary||10:05 News Commentary||10:05 News Commentary||10:05 News Commentary|
|11:00||11:00 Singing Together(William Appleby)||11:00 Music and Movement for Infants(Ann Driver)||11:00 General ScienceScience Helps the Explorer / Science and Music||11:00 Rhythm and Melody(Doris Gould)||11:00 Music and Movement for Juniors(Ann Driver)|
|11:20 How Things Began||11:20 History I||11:20 Current Affairs||11:20 Science and the CommunityFood and Health / Man v. Microbes||11:20 CitizenshipStarting Work|
|11:40 Intermediate French||11:40 PanoramaLife and the Arts in the USA / The Theatre in Britain||11:40 French for Sixth Forms||11:40 Intermediate German||11:40 Talks for Sixth Forms|
|14:00||14:00 Living in the Country||14:00 Nature Study||14:00 Travel TalksPeople of the Seas / People of the Deserts|
|14:05 Stories from World History|
|14:15||14:15 Adventures in Music||14:15 History II|
|14:20 Let's Join In|
|14:25 GeographyMonsoon Lands of India and the Far East|
|14:30||14:30 Orchestral Concerts|
|14:35 Senior English II|
|14:40 English for Under-Nines||14:40 Senior English IThe First Men in the Moon, etc|
|14:50 Let's Hear It Again||14:50 Junior English|
I don't know the details of any transmissions outside London this term, however the BBC Year Book confirms that throughout the year there were six series each for Scotland and Wales.
Notes & New Programmes
The daily News Commentary began on Monday 13th September 1948, all other schools programmes began on Monday 20th September.
General Science on Wednesday mornings was actually a new series starting this term for junior school pupils. A series called General Science had been running for a few years previously, aimed at secondary school pupils. Both the original General Science and the long-running series Science and Gardening had been discontinued at the end of the 1947-48 school year.
Other new series starting this term were Religion and Philosophy (replacing Bible Talks for Sixth Forms), Living in the Country (replacing For Rural Schools), Panorama (replacing Off the Syllabus) and Science and the Community.
For the first time the long-running series Nature Study was accompanied by a book of photographs for children printed mainly in colour - the first BBC schools pamphlet in colour.
Sources & References
- BBC (1948) BBC Broadcasts to Schools annual programme 1948-1949. London: BBC
- BBC (1949) BBC Year Book 1949. London: BBC
- Radio Times listings, issued on microfilm
Different colours indicate different school subjects.