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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)

: A Roof Over Your Head: 4 - Factories

(A BBC telefilm of the programme televised on Monday at 9.0)

: Children's Television

The Magic Magpies: 1 - The Meeting
A series of picture stories by Ralf.

5.45 Workshop
Adrian Seligman brings his ropes along to show you how a sailor uses them.

6.5-6.15 In on the Beam
A film showing how aircraft are controlled by radar at London Airport so that their safety is assured even in the worst weather.


Illustrator (The Magic Magpies): Ralf Mariner
Presenter (Workshop): Adrian Seligman

: About Britain: The Heart of England

Written by George Moresby White.
A journey with Richard Dimbleby to people and places of yesterday and today.
Film sequences by the Television Film Unit
See Talk of the Week


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

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.

The Kaleidoscope Album

Problem Child
written by Godfrey Harrison.

The Beverley Sisters

Ronnie Waldman's "Puzzle Corner" including the deliberate mistake.
This week's viewer 'competitor from Tunbridge Wells.

After the Show
[Starring] Benny Hill

Which Year?
A musical medley.
Dancers: Patricia Brooks, Betty Ferrier, Pauline Innes, Valerie Tempest, Sonny Clare

The Peter Knight Singers

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in Tunbridge Wells are invited to put this copy of Radio Times in their windows by noon if they wish to compete in tonight's "Puzzle Corner".


Writer (Problem Child): Godfrey Harrison
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Item presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
[Actor] (After the Show): Benny Hill
Dancer (Which Year?): Patricia Brooks
Dancer (Which Year?): Betty Ferrier
Dancer (Which Year?): Pauline Innes
Dancer (Which Year?): Valerie Tempest
Dancer (Which Year?): Sonny Clare
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Settings: Richard Greenough
Choreography: Gordon Humphris
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Production: Bryan Sears

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Michael Foot, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Frank Byers


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