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: Athletics: The British Games

(Organised by the News of the World) incorporating the Inter-County Athletic Championships.
From the White City Stadium.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Jack Crump
Commentator: Geoffrey Dyson

: Instruments of the Orchestra

In this film Sir Malcolm Sargent, with the London Symphony Orchestra, demonstrates the uses of the various instruments which together compose the orchestra.
(to 16.05)


Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Rex and Rinty: 2 - Sport of Kings/3 - Fangs of Flame

Two chapters in this serial film which is all about Rex, the wild horse, and Rinty the dog.
(to 17.45)

: Hit Parade

Presenting the current hit tunes.
[Starring] Jill Allan, Diana Coupland, Bruce Trent, Johnny Eager, The Peter Knight Singers, The Hit Parade Dancers, Cyril Stapleton and his Augmented Orchestra


Singer: Jill Allan
Singer: Diana Coupland
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singer: Johnny Eager
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Dancers: The Hit Parade Dancers
Musicians: Cyril Stapleton and his Augmented Orchestra
Scenario: Laon Maybanke
Choreography: Hazel Gee
Designer: Richard Greenough
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Director: Bill Ward

: Basketball: Harlem Globetrotters v New York Celtics

The warming-up and part of the game between two of America's leading teams over here on a European tour.
From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Basketball players: Harlem Globetrotters
Basketball players: New York Celtics
Commentator: Patrick Burns

: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

A BBC television film made specially for Her Majesty's twenty-sixth birthday.
(Previously shown on April 21)

: Know Your Partner?

A challenge to those who think they do with Harold Warrender, John Fitzgerald, Yvonne Arnaud, Michael Miles, Karen Greer.


Chairman: Harold Warrender
Panellist: John Fitzgerald
Panellist: Yvonne Arnaud
Panellist: Michael Miles
Panellist: Karen Greer
Devised by: Gwenda Fraser-Smith
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

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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