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: Independence Day Service

In Commemoration of American dead.
(to 12.30)

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood.
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: C. M. Jones

: For the Children: Musical Box

Margaret Tudor Evans tells a story in words and music.


Storyteller/musician: Margaret Tudor Evans

: For the Children: Play the Game: Birmingham v. London

Robert MacDermot introduces four competitors from each city.


Presenter: Robert MacDermot
Presented by: Joy Harington

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.
(to 19.30)

: Newsreel

: The Royal Show: Machinery and the Farmer

A further visit to Cambridge to see some of the latest machines which play an important part in modern agriculture.


Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: A Flash in the Cam

The Cambridge Footlights present excerpts from The 1951 May Week University Revue.
Written and played by Cambridge undergraduates.
Adapted and presented for television by Gilchrist Calder.


Producer: Ian Kellie
Adapted and presented for television by: Gilchrist Calder

: Picture Page

A Topical Magazine.
Edited and introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Editor/presenter: Joan Gilbert

: Today on Centre Court

A film of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.

Followed by Weather Forecast and News
(sound only)


Commentary (Today on Centre Court): Peter Wilson

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.

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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