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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)

: A Roof Over Your Head

(A BBC telefilm of the programme televised on Monday at 8.15)
(to 16.10)

: Children's Television: Playing the Piano: 5: The Merry Peasant

from Schumann's 'Album for the Young'
Sidney Harrison shows you how he would play some of your pieces.


Pianist/presenter: Sidney Harrison

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

Reginald Jeffryes draws you some new characters-with surprising results.


Artist: Reginald Jeffryes

: Children's Television: Workshop

W. P. Matthew with another of our fortnightly series on how to make things with your hands.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: W. P. Matthew

: London Town

Written by George Moresby White and Peter Hunt.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.
Film sequences made by the Television Film Unit
Richard Dimbleby writes on page 44


Writer: George Moresby White
Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack

: Kaleidoscope

Cover Girl in which this week's pin-up girl meets some surprise guests

Come Along With Us
Written by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Anthony Oliver and Mary Mackenzie

Dancing Time
with Gordon Humphris and Patricia Brooks, Betty Ferrier, Pauline Innes, Valerie Tempest, Lionel Blair.

Kay Cavendish

Ronnie Waldman's "Puzzle Corner" including the deliberate mistake.
This week's viewer competitor from the Moseley district of Birmingham.

The Lives of Colonel Chinstrap
Written by Michael Bishop.
[Starring] Jack Train

Which Year?
A musical medley.

The Peter Knight Singers

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in the Moseley district of Birmingham are invited to put this issue of Radio Times in their windows by noon if they wish to compete in tonight's "Puzzle Corner".


Writer (Come Along With Us): Godfrey Harrison
[Actor] (Come Along With Us): Anthony Oliver
[Actress] (Come Along With Us): Mary Mackenzie
Dancer (Dancing Time): Gordon Humphris
Dancer (Dancing Time): Patricia Brooks
Dancer (Dancing Time): Betty Ferrier
Dancer (Dancing Time): Pauline Innes
Dancer (Dancing Time): Valerie Tempest
Dancer (Dancing Time): Lionel Blair
Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Writer (The Lives of Colonel Chinstrap): Michael Bishop
Colonel Chinstrap (The Lives of Colonel Chinstrap): Jack Train
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Settings: Richard Greenough
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Production: Bryan Sears

: In the News

Chairman, Dingle Foot
Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Michael Foot, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor


Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
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.

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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