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: Desperate Cargo

Ralph Byrd and Carol Hughes in an adventure film.
Crooks plan to take over an airliner over the Caribbean - and succeed, at least temporarily.
(to 16.05)


Tony Bronson: Ralph Byrd
Peggy Morton: Carol Hughes

: For the Children: Prudence Kitten

Annette Mills with Prudence Kitten.


Presenter: Annette Mills

: For the Children: How to Draw Birds - 2

by Fish-Hawk.


Presenter/illustrator: Fish-Hawk

: For the Children: What's the Object?

Have your paper and pencil ready for another quiz devised and conducted by Peggy Cameron.
(to 18.20)


Devised and conducted by: Peggy Cameron

: The Magic Circle

On January 2, 1951, television cameras were present at the official opening of the new headquarters of the Magic Circle.
Tonight the first birthday of the new premises is celebrated.
Your host is the Secretary of the Magic Circle, Francis White.


Host: Francis White
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Eric Barker Half-Hour

(Daphne Anderson is appearing at the Players' Theatre, London)


Comedian: Eric Barker

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Edited and produced by: Michael Mills

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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