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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: For the Children: Ninety Degrees South

To the South Pole with Captain Scott.
Admiral Mountevans K.C.E., D.S.O., who was second in command of Captain Scott's last expedition shows the film taken by Herbert G. Ponting of the immortal adventure of this heroic band of men.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Admiral Mountevans, K.C.E., D.S.O.
Filmmaker: Herbert G. Ponting
Presented by: Caryl Doncaster

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine for the family.

Close Up on the familiar and unfamiliar

with Bruce Belfrage as the examiner.

Pictures in the Fire
with Walter Crisham and Prudence Hyman.

'Song Time' Gwen Catley

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner including the deliberate mistake
This week's viewer competitor from the Upper and Lower Stoke district of Coventry.

First Date
Written by Eric Nicol
[Starring] Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in the Upper and Lower Stoke district of Coventry are invited to place a copy of this issue of Radio Times in their windows by 3.30 p.m. if they wish to offer themselves as the competitor in tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Examiner (Alibi): Bruce Belfrage
Performer (Pictures in the Fire): Walter Crisham
Dancer (Pictures in the Fire): Prudence Hyman
Soprano (Song Time): Gwen Catley
Presenter (Puzzle Time): Ronnie Waldman
Writer (First Date): Eric Nicol
[Actor] (First Date): Bernard Braden
[Actress] (First Date): Barbara Kelly
Dancers: The Kaleidoscope Girls
Dance Director: Joan Davis
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Graeme Muir

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., A.J.P. Taylor, W.J. Brown, Michael Foot, M.P.


Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: A.J.P. Taylor
Speaker: W.J. Brown
Speaker: Michael Foot, M.P.
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: The Joke's On Us

While David Langdon and Strube are drawing special cartoons for the occasion, viewers have a look at a selection of the best cartoons inspired by television in 1950.


Cartoonist: David Langdon
Cartoonist: Strube

: 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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