Two children listening to a GEC radio receiver, c 1930.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Children listening to a GEC (General Electric Company) console broadcast receiver. A typical day's BBC broadcast in 1935 consisted of a weather bulletin for farmers at 10 am, then a 15 minute interlude, followed by clasical music, and bible stories for children in the afternoon. A play was aired later, with more chamber music and religious talks until the epilogue at 10.45 pm. On Sunday evenings children could listen to 'The Ovaltineys' Concert Party', a programme which had a listening audience of five million at its peak.