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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Television Garden Party

Television Garden Party brings viewers 'All the Fun of the Fair' at The Grove, Alexandra Park.
Visit the Sideshows for
Aunt Sally
Punch and Judy Smashin' up the 'Appy 'Ome
Cats on the Wall
Roll 'em Up - Model Railway - Children's Races - Pony Rides
Meet Personalities of television, radio, stage, and screen
Listen to Music by The Band of the Welsh Guards
(to 17.00)


Musicians: The Band of the Welsh Guards
Director of Music: Lieutenant F. L. Statham
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Leslie Mitchell
Commentator: Joan Gilbert
Commentator: McDonald Hobley
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson

: Rooftop Rendezvous

Fourteenth visit to Television's own Nightspot Rooftop Rendezvous where you will meet Betty Driver, The Petersen Brothers, Fran Dowie, Rio and Santos, Kim Kendall, Sheila Haydn, June Elliott, Audrey Wayne, Buddy Raye, Muriel Young, The Rooftop Lovelies, Eric Robinson and the Rendezvous Orchestra.


Singer: Betty Driver
Musicians: The Petersen Brothers
Performer: Fran Dowie
Acrobatics: Rio and Santos
Singer: Kim Kendall
Performer: Sheila Haydn
Performer: June Elliott
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Buddy Raye
Performer: Muriel Young
Performers: The Rooftop Lovelies
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Rendezvous Orchestra
Choreographer: 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.

BBC Guidance

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