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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children: Vegetable Village: 3: Trouble in the Village


Devised by: Rita Pope
Devised by: Arthur H. Allen
Presented by: Vivian Milroy

: For the Children: Sports Quiz

Two boys and a girl come from a Midlands town to challenge their opposite numbers from the North in this new Sports 'Do You Know?'.
In the chair to see fair play, Cliff Michelmore
(to 17.35)


Chairman: Cliff Michelmore
Presented by: David Boisseau

: I Made News

A documentary series of true newspaper stories.
See top of page

: Life Begins at Sixty

Presented by Michael Miles
featuring Scott Sanders, Albert Whelan, Mr. W. J. Webb, Mrs. M. Coughlan, Mr. P. Gorton Young, Mrs. F. A. King, Mr. James Sutton, Mr L. Spurr, Mrs. E. Tindall.
Programme devised and introduced by Michael Miles.


Performer/programme devised and introduced by: Michael Miles
Performer: Scott Sanders
Singer: Albert Whelan
Performer: Mr. W. J. Webb
Performer: Mrs. M. Coughlan
Performer: Mr. P. Gorton Young
Performer: Mrs. F. A. King
Performer: Mr. James Sutton
Performer: Mr L. Spurr
Performer: Mrs. E. Tindall
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Pablo Casals

A film.
Last summer Casals came out of retirement to conduct a concert in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Bach. This film was made at the time, and is accompanied by recordings of some of the music played.


Conductor: Pablo Casals

: The Memory Man

Leslie Welch demonstrates his remarkable memory for sporting data.
Members of the Blackpool and Arsenal F.A. teams are in the studio to put their questions.


The Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Presented by: John Irwin
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden. M.C. (Conservative)
(Recording of the talk given in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden

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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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.

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