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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children: Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales told by Philip Cunningham.
Bill Hooper paints the pictures, John Vallier improvises the music, and this tale is called: 'The Cat and the Mouse'


Storyteller: Philip Cunningham
Illustrator: Bill Hooper
Music: John Vallier

: For the Children: Picking Out a Tune: 5 - Chords in the Left Hand

Sidney Harrison's programme on playing the piano by ear.


Pianist/presenter: Sidney Harrison

: For the Children: Sports and Games

Another programme in which personalities in the field of sport give advice on their own particular game.
(to 18.15)

: Pet's Parlour

[Starring] Petula Clark
(Petula Clark appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Singer: Petula Clark

: I Made News: 9

A documentary series of true newspaper stories.

Ex-Superintendent Robert Fabian of Scotland Yard describes the part he played in The Case of the Black Butterfly.


Producer: Robert Barr
Speaker: Robert Fabian
Director: Leonard Brett

: Life Begins at 60

Michael Miles presents Life Begins at 60
featuring Randolph Sutton, Dick Henderson, Horace Kenney with Ernest Sefton and Miss Lil Baxter, Sydney Thompson's Old Time Dancers.
Devised and introduced by Michael Miles.


Singer: Randolph Sutton
Comedian: Dick Henderson
Performer: Horace Kenney
Performer: Ernest Sefton
Performer: Miss Lil Baxter
Dancers: Sydney Thompson's Old Time Dancers
Devised and introduced by: Michael Miles
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: S. J. McAdden, M.P., Robert Boothby, M.P., Anthony Crosland, M.P., Michael Foot, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: S. J. McAdden
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: Anthony Crosland
Speaker: Michael Foot
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

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.

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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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