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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.
(to 19.30)


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

: The Inch Man: 2: The Big Gamble

The adventures of a house detective in a London hotel by Lester Powell.
[Starring] Robert Ayres


Writer: Lester Powell
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Production: Ronald Waldman
Production: T. Leslie Jackson
Stephen Inch: Robert Ayres
George Packer: Hamlyn Benson
Miss Bromsgrove: Joan Harben
Jane Cherry: Faith Bailey
Sir Hector Oppenshaw: Ralph Truman
Gloria Renshaw: Patricia Dainton
Mike Trenton: Richard Bebb

: The Top Hat

Come to your own nightspot where you can dance to Ambrose and his Orchestra
and meet: The Two Pirates, Anthony Marlowe, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Ricard,
The Twelve Toppers.
Introduced by Richard Murdoch.


Musicians: Ambrose and his Orchestra
Entertainers: The Two Pirates
Performer: Anthony Marlowe
Singer: Roger Smith
Singer: Jacqueline Ricard
Dancers: The Twelve Toppers
Presenter: Richard Murdoch
Dances arranged by: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

: Speaking Personally

Programmes in which eminent men and women speak on a subject of their own choosing:
Ellaline Terriss (Lady Seymour Hicks) in conversation with Alan Dent.


Interviewee: Ellaline Terriss (Lady Seymour Hicks)
Interviewer: Alan Dent

: Today on Centre Court

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


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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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