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: The Olympic Games: Swimming

Springboard Diving (women)

Water Polo

(to 12.00)

: The Olympic Games: Athletics

It is expected that viewers will see the following events:

2.30 Pole-Vault final
200 metres: 1st round

3.30 100 metres semi-finals (women)

4.0 800 metres final

(to 16.05)

: The Olympic Games: Athletics

4.45 100 metres final (women)

5.0 5,000 metres final

(to 17.30)

: The Olympic Games: Swimming

The evening events include:

100 metres free-style final

400 metres free-style final

Water Polo

: Newsreel

(Special Olympics edition)

: Old Songs for New

Compare the songs of yesterday with the songs of today.
A show within a show with Billie Baker, Janet Davis, Phyllis Hunter, Patric Curwen, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Ian Carmichael, Neville Williams, Archie Harradine, Benny Lee, Steve Race, Alison Petrie
Script by Kenneth Baily on an idea by Leslie Baily


Singer: Billie Baker
Singer: Janet Davis
Singer: Phyllis Hunter
Singer: Patric Curwen
Singer: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Singer: Ian Carmichael
Singer: Neville Williams
Singer: Archie Harradine
Singer: Benny Lee
Pianist: Steve Race
Singer: Alison Petrie
Orchestra director: Jack Coles
Scriptwriter: Kenneth Baily
Producer: Bill Ward

: The Olympic Games: Swimming

Viewers return to the Empire Pool at Wembley to see some more of the evening's events.

: 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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