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: Service of Remembrance

from the Cenotaph, Whitehall.
(Details of the service will be found on page 10)
(to 11.15)

: Toyland Revolt

A Czech puppet film

: Table Tennis for Beginners

by Jack Carrington and Johnny Leach, English Internationals and this year's Doubles Finalists.


Player: Jack Carrington
Player: Johnny Leach

: Misha the Bear and The Horse in Office

Two Czech puppet cartoon films.
(to 16.00)

: Murder in the Cathedral

A play by T. S. Eliot.
[Starring] Robert Speaight as Becket
The action passes before, and inside the Cathedral at Canterbury, and in the Archbishop's Hall, in the year 1170.


Writer: T. S. Eliot
Producer: George More O'Ferrall
Becket: Robert Speaight
First priest: Norman Tyrrell
Second priest: Frank Foster
A herald: Stanley Lawson
Archbishop Thomas Becket: Robert Speaight
First tempter: MacKenzie Ward
Second tempter: John Stuart
Third tempter: Aubrey Dexter
Fourth tempter: E Martin Browne
First knight: Victor Lucas
Second knight: Alan Judd
Third knight: Hugh Butt
Fourth knight: Anthony Sharp
The Women of Canterbury: Eileen Thomdike
The Women of Canterbury: Joy Harington
The Women of Canterbury: Eileen Vine
The Women of Canterbury: Yvonne Coulette
The Women of Canterbury: Violet Gould
The Women of Canterbury: Helen Stephens

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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