• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Sons of the Desert

A Laurel and Hardy comedy film.
(to 16.00)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Children's Television: Naval Salutes

This film, made for the Royal Navy, shows the origin of such customs as saluting the Quarter Deck, and saluting by gun fire when a ship arrives at a foreign port.

: Children's Television: Fighting with Kit Carson: 4: The Silent Doom

Another chapter in this adventure serial film.
(to 18.00)

: Pet's Parlour

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


Singer: Petula Clark

: World Survey: International Commentary: 4: The United Kingdom

A fortnightly review of international and home affairs.
Christopher Mayhew. M.P. gives a series of studies of power in current world politics.
Illustrated by film, maps, and diagrams


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew. M.P.
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman with Jill Craigie, Jimmy Edwards, Elizabeth Allan, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
("What's My Line?" is televised by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System and Maurice Winnick)


Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Panellist: Jill Craigie
Panellist: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Snooker Challenge Match

from the Leicester Square Hall, London.
Joe Davis (Retired undefeated World Snooker Champion for twenty years)
Walter Donaldson (World Snooker Champion 1946-47 and 1948-49)
Viewers see the end of the evening session on the first day of the match, which finishes on Wednesday. At the end of the session both players demonstrate a number of trick shots.


Snooker player: Joe Davis
Snooker player: Walter Donaldson
Commentator: Raymond Glendenning

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
Continue Cancel