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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: Children's Television

Roraki and the Milky Way
A star legend from the Pacific, told and illustrated with string figures by Rosemary Grimble.

5.15 Children's Newsreel

5.25 Into Thin Air: Conclusion: Disappearing Trick
A serial by Peter Ling.
[Starring] Robert Harbin


Storyteller/Puppeteer (Roraki and the Milky Way): Rosemary Grimble
Writer (Into Thin Air): Peter Ling
Producer (Into Thin Air): Michael Westmore
Himself: Robert Harbin
Dr. Yorke: Richard Baldwyn
Allen: Geoffrey Hibbert
Roger: Barry MacGregor
Keith: Gawn Grainger
Mr. Merriedew: Erik Chitty

: Lawn Tennis

from Wimbledon.
(to 19.30 app.)

: Pilgrim Street: A Dead Tumble

The fifth in the series of six documentary stories about a London police station written with the co-operation of New Scotland Yard.


Script: Jan Read
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Director: Kevin Sheldon
Producer: Robert Barr

: Goonreel

A television news review.
Your commentator, Andrew Timothy
with Michael Bentine, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Eunice Gayson, Graham Stark, Sam Kydd, Robert Cawdron, Clementina Stuart, Jack Hayes and Mr. Emanuel Beeswax.
Devised, presented, directed, and produced by Mr. Claude Boote
assisted by Michael Mills


Script and original lyrics: Michael Bentine
Script and original lyrics: Jimmy Grafton
Music and special orchestrations: Jack Jordan
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings designer: Richard Henry
Director/Producer: Michael Mills
Announcer: Andrew Timothy
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Comedian: Peter Sellers
Comedian: Spike Milligan
[Actress]: Eunice Gayson
[Actor]: Graham Stark
[Actor]: Sam Kydd
[Actor]: Robert Cawdron
Dancer/choreography: Clementina Stuart
[Actor]: Jack Hayes

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films.
The programme includes scenes from films, and studio interviews with leading personalities of the cinema world.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.


Presenter: John Fitzgerald
Presented by: W. Farquharson-Small

: Today on the Centre Court

A film of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

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.

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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.

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