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: Girls' Town

An American film about the girls who go to Hollywood in search of screen success.
(to 16.20 app.)

: Children's Television: Double Trail

Another exciting Western film in the Range-buster series.
(to 17.55)

: Evening Cricket: Middlesex v. Arsenal

A visit to the Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, to see the opening overs of an unusual cricket match in aid of Jack Young's Benefit, the closing stages of which will be played in floodlight.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Jimmy Jewell

: Kidnapped: 6: Back to Shaws

A serial in six parts adapted and produced by Joy Harington from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised by Kenneth Anderson.
Time, 1752
(Repeated tomorrow at 5.0)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Dramatised by: Kenneth Anderson
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Narrator: James McKechnie
Alan Breck Stewart: Patrick Troughton
David Balfour: John Fraser
A maid: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Mr. Rankeillor: Ian Sadler
Torrence, his clerk: Kenneth McClelland
Ebenezer Balfour: Willoughby Gray

: Meet the Buskers

with Jerry Desmonde.
See page 35


Performer: Jerry Desmonde
Busker: Jack Willeson
Busker: Jack Pleister
Busker: Fred Parks
Busker: Pat Donovan
Busker: James Poxon
Busker: Jock Trower
Performers: The Four Roadsters
Busker: Saxon Rexford
Busker: Desmond McDonald
Musicians: Wyn and Bill Cutler
Script: Gale Pedrick
Designs: Michael Yates
Producer: Bill Ward

: Struggle Against Adversity: The Foster Child

Jeanne Heal examines the present organisation for the care of foster children and shows how public opinion, as well as the individual citizen, can support the recommendations of the Curtis Report.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Research: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Floodlit Cricket: Middlesex v. Arsenal

A further visit to Highbury to see the end of the match.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Jimmy Jewell

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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