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: We've Come a Long Way

A cartoon film showing the development of oil tankers from the earliest beginnings in 1851.

: Secret Valley

An American action film.
[Starring] Richard Arlen and Virginia Grey
A woman flies from her husband, a racketeer, to seek refuge on a Reno ranch.
(to 16.00)


Lee Rogers: Richard Arlen
Joan Carlo: Virginia Grey

: For the Children: A Book for Christmas

Olive Shapley looks through some new books and remembers an old one.


Presenter: Olive Shapley

: For the Children: The House that Jack Built: 6: The House is Finished

The competition winner and runner-up assist in putting up a full-sized living-room, and then have tea in it.
Setting by Lawrence Broadhouse from the model house designed by students of the Architectural Association.
(to 18.10)


Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Presented by: Peter de Francia

: Newsreel

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Interviewer: Leslie Mitchell
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack

: Joe Loss and his Orchestra

In the Mood
Music in the modern manner with Howard Jones, Rose Brennan and Tony Ventro.


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Singer: Howard Jones
Singer: Rose Brennan
Singer: Tony Ventro
Presented by: Bill Ward

: International Women's Table Tennis: England v. France

From Eltham Baths, London, S.E.


Commentator: Jack Carrington

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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.

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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