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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: For the Children: Tommy Twinkle: The Little Man with the Smile


Written and presented by: Ernest Elliott

: For the Children: Tune Time

Introducing Geoffrey and Celia Rowley who will play familiar tunes on the piano and xylophone.


Xylophonist: Geoffrey Rowley
Pianist: Celia Rowley

: For the Children: Birds of a Feather

'Fishhawk' sketches some more birds and Percy Edwards mimics their songs.


Artist: 'Fishhawk'
Bird songs: Percy Edwards

: For the Children: The Slinging Saw

Geoffrey Rowley makes an ordinary saw play music.
(to 18.00)


Musician: Geoffrey Rowley
Programme produced by: Joy Harington
Programme produced by: Dorothea Brooking

: Echo of Applause

This film shows the early development of motion pictures with excerpts from some early silent pictures starring such famous artists as Mary Pickford.
Commentary is spoken by Frederick Grisewood.


Narrator: Frederick Grisewood

: International Indoor Professional Lawn Tennis Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see some of the world's leading players competing in the semi-finals of this £2,000 indoor tournament.
Viewers will see matches between some of these world famous champions: Jack Kramer, Frank Parker, Pancho Gonzales, Donald Budge, Robert Stubbs, Willie van Horn, Frank Kovacs, Bobby Riggs, Johannes de Mos, Kelly Schroder, Pancho Segura, Dan Maskell.


Player: Jack Kramer
Player: Frank Parker
Player: Pancho Gonzales
Player: Donald Budge
Player: Robert Stubbs
Player: Willie van Horn
Player: Frank Kovacs
Player: Bobby Riggs
Player: Johannes de Mos
Player: Pancho Segura
Player: Dan Maskell
Commentator: C. M. Jones
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Museum Visit: Progress of Flight

It is still less than fifty years since the Wright brothers in 1903 made history by being the first men to achieve sustained flight. This evening the mobile cameras visit the recently opened galleries of the Science Museum which house the National Aeronautical Collection. During this programme viewers see some of the interesting exhibits which mark important milestones in the advance of aviation.
W. T. O'Dea, Head of the Department, and P. L. Sumner, Officer in charge of its Aeronautical Collection are your guides.
Programme introduced by Raymond Baxter.


Guide: W. T. O'Dea
Guide: P. L. Sumner
Presenter: Raymond Baxter

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Monday's edition)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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.

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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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