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: Islam

A film tracing the path of Islamic civilisation as it spread across North Africa, leaving its mark on mosques, palaces, and towns.

: Meet New Zealand

A travel film giving a comprehensive picture of life in the country, shown to mark New Zealand's Dominion Day.
(to 16.00)

: For the Children

Jack and Doreen Rees present their Rees Marionettes
Introduced by 'Mr. Fish'.


Puppeteer: Jack Rees
Puppeteer: Doreen Rees
Presented by: David Boisseau

: For the Children: Men of Action (second series): 1 - The Airman

Each week Harold Glover is in his workshop with a few young friends and meets a man with an interesting job who talks about his work and its problems.
Harold Glover writes on page 47
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Harold Glover
Producer: John Warrington

: Athletics: London v. Gothenburg

Organised by the Evening News.
From the White City Stadium.
At this floodlit meeting from the White City, viewers join spectators to watch some of the events.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: Harold Abrahams
Commentator: Bill Collins
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: The Loch Ness Monster

An enquiry by Duncan Ross.


Presenter: Duncan Ross
Producer: Campbell Logan

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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