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: The Boat Race

The towpath scenes and the start of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race as seen at Putney, the middle of the race as illustrated by an animated chart, and the last half-mile and finish as seen from Mortlake Brewery.
(to 11.25)

: Film: The Edge of the World

[Starring] Niall MacGinnis and Belle Chrystall
(to 16.10)


Director: Michael Powell
Andrew: Niall MacGinnis
Ruth: Belle Chrystall

: Comedy Cabaret

With Harry Tate, assisted by Ronald Tate, Frank Leslie, and Dave O'Toole, in "Fishing", George Jackley, Max and Harry Nesbitt, Hector and Pals, Charles Harrison, Allan, Allan, and Allan, Charles Gordon, The Geddes Brothers.
Compere, Cyril Fletcher


Comedian: Harry Tate
Comedian: Ronald Tate
Comedian: Frank Leslie
Comedian: Dave O'Toole
Comedian: George Jackley
Comedian: Max Nesbitt
Comedian: Harry Nesbitt
Comedians: Hector and Pals
Comedian: Charles Harrison
Acrobatics: Allan, Allan and Allan
Performer: Charles Gordon
Comedians/musicians: The Geddes Brothers
Compere: Cyril Fletcher
Presentation: Harry Pringle

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.

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