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: Remembrance Day

The unveiling by H.M. The King of the new inscription on the Cenotaph in Whitehall followed by the laying of wreaths and a short service.
(to 11.20)

: The Heart of an Empire

A programme designed for the younger viewers, in which Alan Ivimey describes historic buildings in and around Whitehall. Broadcast from a roof-top opposite the Cenotaph.


Presenter: Alan Ivimey

: For the Children

Model aeroplanes demonstrated and flown by Squadron-Leader P. H. Hunt.


Presenter: Squadron-Leader P. H. Hunt

: For the Children: Punch and Judy

Ernest Brisbane
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Ernest Brisbane

: Second Chance

A new play by Alexander Douglas and Donald Sutherland.
The action of the play takes place in the garden-lounge of Major Pilgrim's house somewhere in the Home Counties in the spring of 1939 and in the winter of 1944


Writer: Alexander Douglas
Writer: Donald Sutherland
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Royston Morley
Sally Pilgrim: Sheila Sim
Mrs. Beeton: Muriel George
Colonel David Forrester, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.A.: Arthur Wontner
Major Richard Pilgrim, D.S.O., R.A.: D.A. Clarke-Smith
John Macadam: Norman MacOwan
'George' Paul Eyre: John Bailey
Joan Martin: Ann Robinson
Norman Boyle: Leonard Sachs

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.10)

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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