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: Lawn Tennis: All-England Championships

From Wimbledon.
(to 16.30 app.)


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Raymond Glendenning

: The Sun

The sun is televised, weather permitting, and its spectrum projected on to the television screen. With these direct illustrations and with the help of film, Dr. Alan Hunter of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, discusses the effect of solar activity on the earth and explains how the composition of the sun is determined.


Presenter: Dr. Alan Hunter
Optical arrangements by: F. J. Hargreaves
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: A Summer's Day

[Starring] Frances Day
with Wally Peterson, Janique Joelle, Sonny Miller, The Daytimers


Singer: Frances Day
Singer: Wally Peterson
Performer: Janique Joelle
Performer: Sonny Miller
Performers: The Daytimers
Orchestra directed by: William Cox-Iffe
Lyrics: Michael Treford
Music: Anne de Nys
Producer: Bill Ward

: The World of Light

A play by Aldous Huxley.
The scene is the drawing-room of the Wenhams' house in the country.


Writer: Aldous Huxley
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Settings designer: Richard Greenough
Mrs Wenham: Fabia Drake
Mr Wenham: Denys Blakelock
Hugo Wenham: David Markham
Enid Deckle: Vivienne Bennett
Maid: Alexis Milne
Bill Hamblin: John Justin
Hubert Capes: Richard Leech
Mr Gray: Michael Shepley

: Today on the Centre Court, Wimbledon

Television Newsreel special flashes.

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.35)

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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