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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Trained Soldier

A visit to the First Battalion Scots Guards, at Pirbright, Hampshire.
A Scots born competes against an English born in a six-a-side plate shooting competition; an N.C.O. tries to beat the clock assembling a Bren gun blindfolded; viewers are invited to try to pick out a concealed detachment ambushing the camera.


Commentator: Berkeley Smith

: Test Flight: Television Takes Wings

This afternoon, by arrangement with the Bristol Aeroplane Company, weather permitting, a Bristol Freighter Aircraft containing a complete transmitting and outside broadcast camera unit, will carry out tests from the air in preparation for tomorrow's large-scale air and ground television outside broadcast from the R.A.F. Station at North Weald.
Peter Dimmock and Charles Gardner accompany the BBC technicians on this test night, and expect to televise some of London and the surrounding countryside from the air.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presenter: Charles Gardner

: Billiards

Joyce Gardner and Sidney Lee play a game interrupted by Harold Mayes to illustrate the difference between amateur and professional play.


Player: Joyce Gardner
Player: Sidney Lee
Speaker: Harold Mayes
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Just for Fun

Brian Reece hindered, assisted and accompanied by Marie Sellar, Charlie Clapham, Brenda Ralston, Len Hayes, Malcolm Mitchell Trio.


Performer: Brian Reece
Performer: Marie Sellar
Comedian: Charlie Clapham
Performer: Brenda Ralston
Performer: Len Hayes
Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Walton Anderson

: 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.

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