In 1941 on the BBC Home service broadcasting begins at 07:00 am with the News. There was a news bulletin at 08:00, 13:00, 18:00, 21:00 and 00:00 as well the news in Welsh and Norwegian.
Between 7.30 and 7.40am was a programme for exercises for both men and women.
Between 11am and 12am was an hour for children, there was also Children’s hour which ran from 5.20 to 6pm so not quite a whole hour.
There was The Kitchen Front at 8:15am a daily programme all about food.
Music While You Work was at 10.30am and 3pm. This ran from about 1940 until 1967.
Workers’ Playtime, a lunch-hour entertainment for factory workers was on at 12.30pm.
At 10:15am was The Daily Service which is still running today.
The rest of the schedule was made up of talks, lots of gramaphone recordings plus various concerts and the occasional variety show and play.
Ten years later in 1951 The Home Service hadn’t changed a great deal with old favourites such as The Daily Service, Music While You Work, Workers’ Playtime, Children’s Hours (now 55 minutes) still broadcasting and its new programmes on this day in 1951 including Desert Island Discs and a comedy show Over To You with Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne.
On the Light Programme we had Mrs Dale’s Diary, Woman’s Hour, The Archers, The Adventures of P.C. 49 and A Book At Bedtime.
On BBC Television we had Andy Pandy and a play To Live In Peace produced by Fred O’Donovan which had been translated from Italian.