• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a scrapbook. You need a scrapbook, pictures from magazines, newspaper, and paste
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Clapperboard

Gary Watson introduces films from various countries of Europe with the help of Cleopatra the Cat.


Presenter: Gary Watson
Producer: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: All Sorts to Make a World: The Country Editor

With Paddy Feeny
Six programmes about the life and work of men who have the power to mould the world around them.
This week: The Country Editor
featuring The Editor of a weekly newspaper printed in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
BBC Television Outside Broadcasts
Science and Features presentation

Tonight at 6.35
The Country Editor
Since the war a great number of papers - especially in the Provinces - have had to choose between selling out to one of the big newspaper combines or shutting down altogether. Tonight we take our outside-broadcast cameras to a paper, printed weekly at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire which is one of the lucky few which has been able to survive - and prosper - without being forced into this choice. Or has luck really had anything to do with it?
Editor and one-third owner is thirty-seven-year-old Herbert Thomas, Since he took over circulation has gone up by leaps and bounds until now it is in excess of 20,000. His readers are about equally split between those working in industry and those in agriculture. Some speak English, some speak Welsh, some are in the booming tourist industry, some in the declining fishing trade. But whatever their interest he claims that a copy of his newspaper goes into almost every home in the area.
Circulation is not the only measure of a county paper's success. In many ways the advertisements are a more important guide; without them the paper would flounder. And the responsibility for looking after the paper's business affairs rests with the editor's brother. He,too, is one-third owner of the paper. And is the brothers' mother.
Nearly a quarter of the staff of fifty has been with the paper over twenty years. How is a county newspaper run? What influence can it hope to have? Why has this privately owned paper not only built up a growing readership but also been able to keep an amazingly faithful staff? These, and other questions, will be put to Mr. Thomas in tonight's All Sorts to Make a World.

(Max Morgan-Witts)


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Selwyn Roderick
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Neville Wortman

: Zero One: Key Witness

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series.
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

An ex-bootlegger decides to tell all he knows to a Congressional Crime Committee. To stop him, his old associates kidnap his granddaughter.


Teleplay: Lewis Davidson
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Pennington Richards
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Barry: David Langton
Fat man: Kevin Brennan
Sporinza: David Bauer
Angela: Janet Thompson

: Catch Hand: Because It Was There

With Anthony Booth as Finn Brodie, Thomas Heathcote as Woody.
Series created by Group North


Script: Rodney Gedye
Script Editor: Kenneth Ware
Music composed by: Bert Chappell
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Roy Watts
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Michael Simpson
Peter Rudd: John Lyons
Foster: Clifton Jones
Finn Brodie: Anthony Booth
Helen Woods: Ann Mitchell
Pat O'Brien: Gerry Duggan
Woody: Thomas Heathcote
First foreman: Alan Dudley
Second foreman: Michael Goldie
Tom Ellis: Wally Patch

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News - Action - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: East Side, West Side: The Street

A new film series starring George C. Scott as social worker Neil Brock, a man dedicated to helping people in trouble.

Neil Brock finds it difficult to concentrate on his own romance because of his concern for the plight of the poverty-stricken families in his street.


Neil Brock: George C. Scott

: Performer and Preacher

Two performances.

Ustinov on Music
Peter Ustinov talks to Huw Wheldon and conjures up the possibilities and perils of producing opera at Covent Garden.

The Sermon
by Peter Redgrove.
Peter Redgrove wrote this poem specially for Monitor. It shows the funny and frightening crack-up of a demented clergyman.

Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
(First shown in Monitor)


Interviewee (Ustinov on Music): Peter Ustinov
Interviewer (Ustinov on Music)/presenter: Huw Wheldon
Poet (The Sermon): Peter Redgrove
Preacher (The Sermon): Michael Hordern
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: David Jones

: News Extra

: Postscript

with The Rev. Eric James.


Presenter: The Rev. Eric James

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel