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: Minarets in the Sky

A film telling the story of Tlemcen, an Algerian town.

: The Birth of the Cinema

This film traces the development of the cinema from the first early attempts at 'animation' to the present day.
(to 15.55)

: For the Children: Michele and Rene: 7: England v. France

Four English boys and girls match their wits against a French team that includes Michele and Rene.
(to 17.35)


Question-Master: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Naomi Capon

: Quiet Rhythm

Twenty minutes of music and song from Kay Cavendish and her piano, Elton Hayes and his small guitar not forgetting Peter Akister on the bass and Micky Greeve on the drums.


Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Bass: Peter Akister
Drummer: Micky Greeve
Presented by: Bryan Sears

: Country Dish: 8: Tripe

Philip Harben with the aid of a tripe dresser explains what tripe is, and, with the help of Mrs. Dorothy Kiltoey, a farmer's wife from Yorkshire, recommends dishes other than the usual stewed tripe and onions.


Cook/presenter: Philip Harben
Cook: Dorothy Kiltoey
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Illuminations at Southend-On-Sea

A visit to the seaside after dark to see the pattern of more than 75,000 lamps lighting up the long pier, the sea front, the playgrounds, and boating pools.


Commentary: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Michael Henderson

: Billiards and Snooker

from the Leicester Square Hall, London
Albert Brown (Birmingham) v. John Pulman (Exeter)
Special Snooker Challenge Match
Sidney Smith describes the match, demonstrates some trick shots, and introduces Clark McConachy (New Zealand professional billiards and snooker champion) and John Barrie (United Kingdom billiards champion, 1950), who will be meeting in the finals of the World's Billiards Championship next week.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Snooker player: Albert Brown
Snooker player: John Pulman
Commentator/player: Sidney Smith
Interviewee: Clark McConachy
Interviewee: John Barrie
Presenter: Peter Dimmock

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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