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: Rugby League: British Empire v. New Zealand

A visit to the Chelsea football ground at Stamford Bridge, London, to see the last match of the New Zealanders' tour.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Alan Dixon
Commentator: Eddie Waring

: Children's Television: Mr. Mumbo and Mrs. Mumbo

Reginald Jeffryes shows more drawings that come to life.


Artist: Reginald Jeffryes

: Children's Television - Travel Story: 1: France

Maria Bird introduces children from a foreign country, and shows a short film of the country and its people.


Presenter: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Better Not...: 1 - Ironing

A new comedy series.
[Starring] Desmond Tester
(to 18.15)


Comedian: Desmond Tester

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Edited and produced by: Michael Mills

: Pot-Luck

Charlie Chester invites you to take Pot-Luck
in a programme of prizes and surprises with Edna Fryer, Billy McCormack, Stanley Rose, Penny Bestford, Harry Seltzer and Leslie Welch.
(Charlie Chester appears by permission of George and Alfred Black)


Presenter: Charlie Chester
Performer: Edna Fryer
Performer: Billy McCormack
Performer: Stanley Rose
Performer: Harry Seltzer
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Orchestra directed by: Frank Chacksfield
Presented by: Walton Anderson

: Ballet for Beginners: Les Sylphides

The first of three programmes designed for viewers who would like to know more about the art of ballet.
with Domini Callaghan, Michel de Lutry, Margarita Tate, Yvonne Cartier, Hazel Wiscombe, Marjorie Woodhams, Selena Wylie, Ann Lydekker, Wendy Hilton, Thalia Karras, Angela Bayley, Margaret Kovac, Kyra Valentine, Marguerite Stephan, Betty Ash, Mary Brooks.
The explanations are given by Felicity Gray, who also prepared the script
At the piano, Tom McCall
(A junior edition of this programme will be given in Children's Television tomorrow)


Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Dancer: Michel De Lutry
Dancer: Margarita Tate
Dancer: Yvonne Cartier
Dancer: Hazel Wiscombe
Dancer: Marjorie Woodhams
Dancer: Selena Wylie
Dancer: Ann Lydekker
Dancer: Wendy Hilton
Dancer: Thalia Karras
Dancer: Angela Bayley
Dancer: Margaret Kovac
Dancer: Kyra Valentine
Dancer: Marguerite Stephan
Dancer: Betty Ash
Dancer: Mary Brooks
Presenter/script: Felicity Gray
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Tom McCall
Producer: Philip Bate

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.

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