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: Newsreels

: Hong Kong

A film about life and conditions in one of the largest and richest trading posts in the world.

: Speeding Skates

A film about ice hockey in England.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Chimpanzees' Tea Party
The young chimpanzees from the London Zoo pay a visit to the studio to have their tea.
Host, George Cansdale

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

George Fry shows how to make a glove puppet of Dick Whittington's cat.


Host (Chimpanzees' Tea Party): George Cansdale
Presenter (This Was News): John Richmond
Presenter/maker (Workshop): George Fry
Presented By (Workshop): Cliff Michelmore

: Newsreel

: Meet the Choir: The City of Stoke-on-Trent Choral Society

Conductor, Harold Gray at a rehearsal in The Princes Hall, Burslem.
Introduced by David Franklin.


Singers: The City of Stoke-on-Trent Choral Society
Conductor: Harold Gray
Presenter: David Franklin

: To Let Unfurnished: 1 - Help from an Expert

Fred Lumb and his wife tackle the job of furnishing their new flat.


Furnisher: Fred Lumb
Producer: Peter Thompson

: Maladie D'Amour

A dance satire created for television by Jeanne Ravel.
Adapted and produced by Christian Simpson.
[Starring] Ronald Boyer and Jeanne Ravel


Author: Jeanne Ravel
Adapted and produced by: Christian Simpson
Music: Leonard Salzedo
Effects: Rocky Stone
Effects: Bruce Lacy
Effects: Jill Rigden
Orchestra conductor: George Melachrino
Settings designer: Richard Wilmot
Bruno: Ronald Boyer
Belinda: Jeanne Ravel
Belinda's maid: Yvonne Watts
Doctors: Travis Kemp
Doctors: Harry Cordwell
Doctors: Karl Hartmann
Doctors: Norman McDowell
Doctors: John Auld
Matron: Maureen Sims
Nurses: Eileen Elton
Nurses: Yvonne Olena
Nurses: Araminta Steer
Nurses: Selena Wylie
Nurses: Yvonne Watts

: In the News

Speakers: Walter Elliot, M.P., Richard Law, M.P., Hugh Gaitskell, M.P., Maurice Webb, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: Walter Elliot
Speaker: Richard Law
Speaker: Hugh Gaitskell
Speaker: Maurice Webb
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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.

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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