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: Motor Racing

Some of the heats in the 'Soap Box Derby' and the Sydenham Trophy and Sydenham Plate, televised direct from Crystal Palace.
See the diagram on page 16

: Scenes from Grosvenor Gambols

Grosvenor House Cabaret with Ruth and Billy Ambrose (dancers) and the Girls.


Dancer: Ruth Ambrose
Dancer: Billy Ambrose

: Motor Racing

(to 16.35)

: Professional Tennis

(Details as Tuesday, 9.30)

: Dark Sophistication

A coloured cabaret from the Old Florida Club.
[Starring] Adelaide Hall
With Marco Hlubi and his Tom Toms, Esta and Louise, Charles Wood, and Felix Sowande with his Negro Choir and Orchestra.
(This programme will be repeated on Friday, May 26)


Singer: Adelaide Hall
Musician: Marco Hlubi and his Tom Toms
Performers: Esta and Louise
Performer: Charles Wood
Singers/Musicians: Felix Sowande and his Negro Choir and Orchestra
Presentation: Stephen Harrison

: Professional Tennis

(Details as Tuesday, 9.30)

: The Chance of a Lifetime

(Details as Thursday, 3.0)
(to 22.35)

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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