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: Lawn Tennis - Are Ladies Faster?

A review from Wimbledon of the changes which have occurred in Ladies' Championship tennis during the last sixty years.
Robin Lucas introduces viewers to top-ranking players of the past and present.


Presenter: Robin Lucas

: Lawn Tennis Coaching

Danny Maskell has coached many top-ranking Wimbledon players, here he shows viewers how young people can be taught to improve their game.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Danny Maskell

: Starlight: Carroll Gibbons (piano)

Listeners who have heard Carroll Gibbons' attractively lazy drawl announcing his band on the air need no telling that he is an American. He first came to England in 1924, and in 1931 formed the Savoy Hotel Orpheans. He and his band have broadcast many times. But besides being a band leader Carroll Gibbons is an accomplished dance pianist, and it is as such that you see and hear him tonight.


Pianist: Carroll Gibbons

: A Phoenix Too Frequent

by Christopher Fry.
Based on the production by E. Martin Browne at the Mercury Theatre

Christopher Fry spent some years in the theatre as an actor, and later as a producer before turning playwright. In 1938 he wrote a pastoral play mainly in verse, "The Boy with a Cart", and in 1945 "The Firstborn", a verse play which has been acquired by Alec Clunes and the Arts Theatre Group of Actors.


Author: Christopher Fry
Stage production: E. Martin
Produced for television by: Eric Fawcett
Dynamene: Hermione Hannen
Doto: Eleanor Summerfield
Tegeus: Alan Wheatley

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.00)

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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