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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Children's Newsreel

This Was News
Gerard Fay helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.

5.20-5.40 Athletics
Bill Latto and Capt. Sammy Cole bring their young gymnasts along to give another demonstration.


Presenter (This Was News): Gerard Fay
Presenter (Athletics): Bill Latto
Presenter (Athletics): Capt. Sammy Cole

: On Show in Manchester

An entertainment from the television studio at The Northern Radio Show City Hall, Manchester with Elsie and Doris Waters, Les Freres Domergue, Gillian Lynne.


Comedienne: Elsie Waters
Comedienne: Doris Waters
Musicians: Les Freres Domergue
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: About Britain: The Lake District

Written by Peter Hunt and Arthur Swinson.
A journey with Richard Dimbleby to people and places of yesterday and today.
Film sequences directed by John Rhodes for the television film unit
See 'Talk of the Week'


Writer: Peter Hunt
Writer: Arthur Swinson
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Film sequences director: John Rhodes
Studio reconstructions: Richard Greenough
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.

Which Year?
A musical medley.

Explain This!
Written by Larry Forrester and Peter Robinson.
[Starring] Valentine Dyall

Cherry Lind

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

Look Here!
Written by Ronnie Hanbury.
[Starring] George Moon

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in Worcester are invited to place this issue of Radio Times in their windows by noon if they wish to offer themselves as the competitor in tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.


Writer (Explain This!): Larry Forrester
Writer (Explain This!): Peter Robinson
[Actor] (Explain This!): Valentine Dyall
Singer: Cherry Lind
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Writer (Look Here!): Ronnie Hanbury
[Actor] (Look Here!): George Moon
Dancer: Patricia Brooks
Dancer: Betty Ferrier
Dancer: Pauline Innes
Dancer: Valerie Tempest
Dancer: Sonny Clare
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Settings: Richard Greenough
Choreography: Gordon Humphris
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Production: T. Leslie Jackson

: 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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