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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: In the Garden

Frances Perry sows vegetable seeds for summer and autumn use, and plants out young tomatoes.


Presenter/gardener: Frances Perry

: Rugby League Challenge Cup Final: Bradford Northern v. Halifax

This afternoon the final of the Challenge Cup is being played at Wembley Stadium. By courtesy of the Rugby Football League viewers join the crowd in the Stadium for the match.
2.45 Community singing organised by the News Chronicle, and conducted by Arthur Caiger, D.C.M., accompanied by the Band of the Scots Guards
2.55 Presentation of the teams to H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh
3.0 Kick off
3.40 Half time
3.50 Second half
4.30 Presentation of the Cup and medals by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh

(to 16.40)


Conductor: Arthur Caiger
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: George Duckworth

: Rooftop Rendezvous

Eleventh visit to television's own nightspot.
Jack Jackson introduces Adelaide Hall, Peggy Cochrane, Sid Plummer, The Lennox Three, Jimmy Edmondson, Clive Dunn, Peggy Shea, June Elliott, Audrey Wayne, Buddy Raye, The Rooftop Lovelies, Eric Robinson and the Rendezvous Orchestra.


Presenter: Jack Jackson
Singer: Adelaide Hall
Pianist: Peggy Cochrane
Xylophonist: Sid Plummer
Singers: The Lennox Three
Comedian: Jimmy Edmondson
Comedian: Clive Dunn
Performer: Peggy Shea
Performer: June Elliott
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Buddy Raye
Performers: The Rooftop Lovelies
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Rendezvous Orchestra
Dances arranger: Leslie Roberts
Deviser and producer: Richard Afton

: Saturday Night Story

told by Algernon Blackwood.


Storyteller: Algernon Blackwood

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: 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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