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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Trailer 201

Road transport in the United States of America is the theme of this film, which tells the story of one of the millions of great trucks that travel the Continent.
(to 16.20 app.)

: Children's Television

Olive Shapley tells two short stories.
'The Kitten that lost its Purr' by Marie Oxenford and 'Buttons' by E. Dewie Roberts.


Storyteller: Olive Shapley
Author (The Kitten that lost its Purr): Marie Oxenford
Author (Buttons): E. Dewie Roberts

: Children's Television: All About Animals

George Cansdale introduces the first of a new series of programmes.


Presenter: George Cansdale

: A Parliament for Scotland?

A discussion before an invited audience in the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow.
John MacCormick Rector of Glasgow University (Scottish Covenant Association)
The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot C.H., M.P., Member for Kelvingrove (Conservative Party)
Robert D. McIntyre (Chairman, Scottish National Party)
The Rt. Hon. John Wheatley, Q.C., M.P., Member for Edinburgh East (Labour Party)
Robert Hurd (The Saltire Society)
Chairman, H. J. Paton, White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, Oxford University
See 'Talk of the Week'


Speaker: John MacCormick
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Speaker: Robert D. McIntyre
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. John Wheatley
Speaker: Robert Hurd
Chairman: H. J. Paton
Programme arranged by: George Runcie
Presented by: James Buchan

: My Wife Jacqueline: 2: The Agonies of Courtship

A serial play by A.P. Dearsley.
[Starring] Joy Shelton and Leslie Phillips


Writer: A.P. Dearsley
Music composed and directed by: Nat Temple
Decor: John Clements
Producer: Dicky Leeman
Tom Bridger: Leslie Phillips
Jacqueline: Joy Shelton
General Bridger: H.G. Stoker
Johnson: Sam Kidd
The Rev. Osborne: David Keir
Mrs. Osborne: Susan Richmond
Brenda: Pamela Galloway
George: Douglas Hurn

: Marie-Therese Fourneau


Study in A flat, Op. 25 No. 1 - Chopin
Waltz in A flat. Op. 42 - Chopin
La fille aux cheveux de lin - Debussy
Jardins sous la pluie - Debussy


Pianist: Marie-Therese Fourneau

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.
(Previously televised on August 8)

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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