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: Television Surveys: No. 10: The History of Motor Racing

A review, with the co-operation of the Veteran and Vintage Car Clubs, of the development of the racing car, televised direct from Crystal Palace.

: A Game of Cut-Throat

by Sarah Benedict Tapping and Leon M. Lion.
The two characters played by Leon M. Lion and Waldo Wright (by permission of Anmer Hall)
(to 16.00)


Writer: Sarah Benedict Tapping
Writer: Leon M. Lion
Production: Stephen Harrison
Bill: Leon M. Lion
Silas Leigh: Waldo Wright

: For Those in Peril

A play of the sea by Edward Poor Montgomery.
(This programme will be repeated on Tuesday, May 23)


Author: Edward Poor Montgomery
Producer: Michael Barry
The Enlisted Man: Richard George
The Chief Petty Officer: George Pughe
The Captain: George Cross
The Messenger: Edmund Dalby
Parry: Bryan Herbert
The Commander: Robert Beatty
The Assistant Secretary: Robert Rendel
Smith: Richard Newton
Mr Bradford: Peter Madden
Briscoe: Alan Keith
Edwards: Sydney Keith
McCarty: Leo McCabe

: Smiling at Grief

A play by Walter Hudd.
(This programme will be repeated on Friday, May 26)


Author: Walter Hudd
Producer: Michael Barry
Mercia: Veronica Turleigh
Hilda: Anna Eva Wing
Mrs Worthing: Mabel Terry Lewis
Aubrey: Andrew Osborn
Fanny: Anna Konstam
Lucy: Barbara Cochran
Sybil: Renee Ascherson
Constance: Barbara Couper

: The Lover

A play by G. Martinez Sierra.
(This programme will be repeated on Tuesday, May 23)
(to 22.40)


Author: G. Martinez Sierra
Producer: Michael Barry
The Queen: With Barbara Couper
The Lady in Waiting: Gertrude Sterroll

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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