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: Merrily We Live

A comedy film with Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne.
Brian Aherne is received into the home of a crazy family who imagine that he is a tramp.
(to 16.30)


Jerry Kilbourne: Constance Bennett
Wade Rawlins: Brian Aherne

: For the Children

Hurricane Express: 6 - The Airport Mystery
A serial film about rivalry between a railway and an air-transport company.

5.20 Main Avenue
A film in the 'Afternoon at the Zoo' series which deals mostly with the large 'cats'.

5.30-5.45 Hurricane Express: 7 - Sealed Lips

: Battle of Britain Week: Variety

In celebration of the Eleventh Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the R.A.F. Association presents a Variety programme from the Church House, Southgate with Sam Costa, Avril Angers, Kathleen Moody, Jack Edwardes, Spence and Davies
The Six R.A.F.A. Lovelies
Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Concert organised and introduced by Jack Edwardes.


Singer: Sam Costa
Comedienne: Avril Angers
Performer: Kathleen Moody
Comedian/Concert organised and introduced by: Jack Edwardes
Clowns: Spence and Davies
Dancers: The Six R.A.F.A. Lovelies
Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: New Maps for Old

J. F. Horrabin and Sir Clinton Lewis (Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society) discuss the latest methods of map-making.
Illustrated by maps specially drawn for the programme.


Presenter: J. F. Horrabin
Interviewee: Sir Clinton Lewis
Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman with Frances Day, Jerry Desmonde, Elizabeth Allan, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.

('What's My Line?' is televised by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Frances Day
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: We in Britain...: 3: By our works we are known

Four films on life in the British Isles made by the BBC Television Film Unit as a contribution to the Festival of Britain.
(First televised on June 10)


Words: Clifford Dyment
Producer: Paul Fletcher

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.

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