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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: In Our Garden

The Rockery
F. Streeter shows how to plant a miniature rockery.

Reginald Gamble shows how to make nucleus stock for raising a new queen.


Item presenter (The Rockery): F. Streeter
Item presenter (Bee-keeping): Reginald Gamble
Producer: Wayland Dobson

: The Royal Tournament

Yesterday the first half of the afternoon programme of the Royal Tournament was televised and today viewers are returning to Olympia to see the events in the second half.
The timing of the items is expected to be as follows:
3.30 Massed Drums and Pipes of the Brigade of Guards
3.37 Royal Naval Inter-Command Field Gun Competition
3.55 Gymnastic Display by the Combined Services
4.7 Musical Drive by the King's Troop, R.H.A.
4.17 Inter-Services Tug-of-war Championships: No. 26 Command Workshops R.E.M.E. v. the 47th Coast Regiment, R.A.
R.A.F. Colerne v. R.A.F. Anti-Aircraft Gunnery School, Watchett
4.27 Drill Display by the King's Squad, Royal Marines
4.41 Royal Engineers Bridge Building Competition

(to 17.00)


Commentator: Michael Henderson

: The Royal Tournament

Tonight, if light permits, viewers pay their last visit to Olympia for the Royal Tournament.
During this final visit viewers see most of the remaining items which are expected to take place at the following times:
7.30 R.A.F. Police Dogs on Parade
7.40 Musical Ride by the Household Cavalry
7.57 Motor-cycle Display by the Royal Signals. Catterick
8.7 Royal Naval Inter-Command Field Gun Competition
8.25 Inter-Services Tug-of-War Championships
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards v. 14th-20th King's Hussars
R.A.F. Weeton v. R.A.F. Horsham St. Faiths
8.35 Musical Drive by the King's Troop. R.H.A.


Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Music-Hall

[Starring] Issy Bonn, Jack Billings and Diana, Noberti, Jimmy Lyon, Hy Hazell, El Mario's Ladies Rumba Band, The Twelve Musical-Hall Maids, Eric Robinson and his Augmented Orchestra


Singer: Issy Bonn
Tap dancers: Jack Billings and Diana
Entertainer: Noberti
Pianist: Jimmy Lyon
Singer: Hy Hazell
Musicians: El Mario's Ladies Rumba Band
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Augmented Orchestra
Producer: Richard Afton

: 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.

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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.

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