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: Three short films: Work in Progress

A magazine film showing several new developments in the field of British transport.

: Three short films: Pablo Casals

A film about the world-famous cellist.


Cellist: Pablo Casals

: Three short films: Our Heritage

Many of India's finest buildings are shown in this film.
(to 16.00)

: For the Children: Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen

An adventure film in which hooded riders terrorise mine-owners until Tex and his friends round them up.
(to 18.25)


Tex Martin: Tex Ritter

: World Survey: Canada Speaks

A weekly review of International, Home, and Commonwealth affairs.
Lester Pearson, Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs, explains the Canadian position in the North Atlantic Triangle.
Illustrated by films, maps, and diagrams


Speaker: Lester Pearson
Commentator: Robert MacKenzie
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Duet

Music for violin and harp played by Jean Pougnet (violin) and Marie Korchinska (harp).


Violinist: Jean Pougnet
Harpist: Marie Korchinska
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp

A new play by Charles Terrot.
(Laurie Main appears by permission of Roche Davis Productions and Richard Mansell)
Lionel Hale writes on page 46


Writer: Charles Terrot
Settings Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Desmond Davis
Webman, a pawnbroker: Martin Miller
Len, his assistant: Charles Mander
Parker, an acquaintance: Laurie Main
Ned: a friend: Christopher Steele
Mrs. Carper, a customer: Vi Stevens
Stillvane, a harp expert: Erik Chitty
'The Angel': Ann Summers

: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman with Marghanita Laski, 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)


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

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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