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: Palmyrah

This film shows the range of products derived from the roots, the leaf, the trunk, and the fruit of the Palmyrah tree.

: Wild Brian Kent

An adventure film.
[Starring] Ralph Bellamy

(to 16.00)


Brian Kent: Ralph Bellamy

: Television Dancing Club

Directed by Victor Silvester featuring
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
With demonstrations by Bob Henderson and Eileen Henshall (World Champions Paris 1949) and John Delroy and Grace Garrett (New Zealand Champions)
Presentation of cups and trophy to winners of the Television Dancing Contest
Hostess: Patti Morgan


Dancing directed by: Victor Silvester
Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Bob Henderson
Dancer: Eileen Henshall
Dancer: John Delroy
Dancer: Grace Garrett
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Man of Destiny

by Bernard Shaw.
[Starring] Valerie Hobson and Hugh Burden

An incident that might have happened in the life of Napoleon Bonaparte as a young man.
The action of the play takes place in a small inn in the North of Italy between Lodi and Milan in the year 1796.
The French, under Napoleon, who was then only twenty-seven, were fighting the Austrians to drive them out of Italy with the object of liberating the Italians preparatory to annexing the country.
(Second performance of the programme televised last Tuesday)


Writer: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Campbell Logan
Napoleon: Hugh Burden
The Strange Lady: Valerie Hobson
Giuseppe: Percy Walsh
The Lieutenant: Bryan Coleman

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.20)

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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