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: Pardon Us

A Laurel and Hardy comedy film.
(to 16.05)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Children's Television: Ranch in Arizona

Another exciting Western film in the Rangebuster series.
(to 18.00)

: Speedway Racing: Wimbledon v. Belle Vue

A visit to the Wimbledon stadium.


Commentator: Patrick Burns

: Newsreel

(This week's Newsreels will be shown again on Saturday at 7.15, instead of next Sunday)

: Leslie Randall


Performer: Leslie Randall
Presented by: Gilchrist Calder

: Kidnapped: 4: The Flight in the Heather

A serial in six parts adapted and produced by Joy Harington from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Time, 1752
(Second performance: tomorrow at 5.0)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Narrator: James McKechnie
Alan Breck: Patrick Troughton
David Balfour: John Fraser
James Stewart: John Young
Mrs. Stewart: Kelty MacLeod
Her sons: Hugh Munro
Her sons: Robert Scroggins
Her daughter: Shirley Hall
John Breck: James McKechnie
Redcoat Soldier: Derek Tansley
Redcoat Soldier: John Boyd Brent

: Hit Parade

Presenting the current hit tunes.
[Starring] Carole Carr, David Hughes, Diana Coupland, Monty Norman, Jean Campbell, The Hit Parade Dancers, Rita Williams and the Music Makers, Cyril Stapleton and his augmented Orchestra


Singer: Carole Carr
Tenor: David Hughes
Singer: Diana Coupland
Singer: Monty Norman
Singer: Jean Campbell
Dancers: The Hit Parade Dancers
Singers: Rita Williams and the Music Makers
Musicians: Cyril Stapleton and his augmented Orchestra
Scenario: Laon Maybanke
Scenario: Kim Peacock
Choreography: Hazel Gee
Designs: John Clements
Producer: Kenneth Carter

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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