• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: In the Garden: C.H. Middleton

Direct from Radiolympia


Presenter: C.H. Middleton

: Come and Be Televised

Celebrities and members of the general public will be televised in the studio at Radiolympia.

: Jack Hylton and his Band

With Peggy Dell, June Malo, The Henderson Twins, Al Thomas, Bruce Trent, Doreen Stevens, Bert Waller, and Jack Woodroffe. Direct from Radiolympia


Musicians: Jack Hylton and his Band
Singer: Peggy Dell
Singer: June Malo
Singers: The Henderson Twins
Performer: Al Thomas
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singer: Doreen Stevens
Pianist: Bert Waller
Performer: Jack Woodroffe

: Fire-Fighting

The history of the development of fire engines and fire-fighting over two thousand years, with Leslie Mitchell as compere.


Compere: Leslie Mitchell

: Cabaret Cruise

Commander - A. B. Campbell. Among the passengers: Walsh and Barker, Trudi Binar, The Five Lai Founs, Ernest Shannon, and Steve Geray and Magda Kun. The Ship's Band, led by Dennis van Thal. Direct from Radiolympia
(to 16.00)


Commander: A. B. Campbell
Musicians: Walsh and Barker
Singer: Trudi Binar
Acrobats: The Five Lai Founs
Impressionist: Ernest Shannon
Performer: Steve Geray
Performer: Magda Kun
Conductor (Ship's band): Dennis van Thal
Presentation: Harry Pringle

: Women's League of Health and Beauty

A demonstration of physical fitness exercises by members of the Women's League of Health and Beauty, with Leslie Mitchell as compere.


Compere: Leslie Mitchell

: Judo: The Art of Self-Defence

A demonstration by members of the Budokwai Club, introduced by Lord Sempill. Direct from Radiolympia


Presenter: Lord Sempill

: Film: Aunt Sally

[Starring] Cicely Courtneidge


Sally Bird: Cicely Courtneidge

: Queue for Song

(Details as Friday, 8.30)

: Forecast of Fashion

from Radiolympia. Clothes supplied and described by members of the Fashion Group of Great Britain.


Programme arranger: H. E. Plaister
Programme arranger: G. Kenward-Eggar
Presentation: Andrew Miller Jones

: Cabaret Cruise: Gala Fancy-Dress Night

(Other details as Saturday, 3.30)

: Two Short Plays

"In Court", by Harold Simpson, and "Not According to Schedule", by Barry Peak.


Author ("In Court"): Harold Simpson
Author ("Not According to Schedule"): Barry Peak
Production: Jan Bussell

: Variety Starlight: Do You Remember?

[Starring] Leonard Henry, and Marie Burke and Derek Oldham


Comedian: Leonard Henry
Performer: Marie Burke
Performer: Derek Oldham

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