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: Tanks a Million

An American comedy film.
The winner of all the radio quiz programmes is called-up to the American army where, since he already knows all the manuals and instructions off by heart, he finds himself unpopular with his fellow soldiers.

: Exploring for Oil

A film showing how oil was first used by men, where it seeped to the surface, and how it is now located deep in the earth by modern methods.
(to 16.05)

: Election Analysis

A survey by R. B. McCallum, David Butler, and Chester Wilmot, illustrated by maps and animated diagrams.


Expert: R. B. McCallum
Expert: David Butler
Expert: Chester Wilmot

: The Family Reunion

A play in verse by T. S. Eliot.
[Starring] Marie Ney, Catherine Lacy and David Markham
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.30)


Writer: T. S. Eliot
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Amy, the Dowager Lady Monchensey: Marie Ney
Her younger'sisters: Agatha: Catherine Lacey
Harry, Lord Monchensey: David Markham

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)

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

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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