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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Milk Made

A Canadian film showing old and new ways of handling milk products.
(to 16.10)

: Children's Television: Shadow Pictures: 1: The Caliph's Stork

Fairy tales told in shadow-play.


Designed and arranged by: Lotte Reiniger
Voice: Deryck Guyler
Voice: Joan Sims
Shadows manipulated by: Carl Koch
Shadows manipulated by: Peter Hayes
Shadows manipulated by: Jack Whitehead
Producer: Vivian Milroy

: Children's Television: This was News

John Richmond helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.


Presenter: John Richmond

: Children's Television: Workshop

W. P. Matthew starts to build a dog kennel.
(to 17.50)


Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Presented by: Cliff Michelmore

: Newsreel

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

: London Town

Written by George Moresby White, John Rowdon, and Peter Hunt.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.
Film sequences made by the Television Film Unit
(See facing page)


Writer: George Moresby White
Writer: John Rowdon
Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Stephen McCormack
Studio reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: Weekend Magazine

Joan Gilbert introduces Weekend Magazine


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: John Read

: Arctic Mail-Boat

A BBC Television Film.


Commentator: Robert Dunnett

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)
followed by Look Out!
A talk to holiday-makers by the Minister of Transport The Rt. Hon. Alan Lennox-Boyd, M.P.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15)

(Sound only)


Speaker (Look Out!): The Rt. Hon. Alan Lennox-Boyd

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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