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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Work in Progress

A magazine film showing new developments in the field of British transport.

: We've Come a Long Way

A cartoon film showing the history of oil tankers from their first appearance in 1851.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

The Little Mushrooms
by Ruth Ainsworth.
Some more adventures of Rush, Moon, and Lob.
Presented by the Hutton Puppet Theatre with Louise Hutton and Dora Cooper.

Sidney Harrison gives the first of a new series of illustrated talks on playing the piano.

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

(to 18.15)


Writer (The Little Mushrooms): Ruth Ainsworth
Voice (The Little Mushrooms): Louise Hutton
Voice (The Little Mushrooms): Dora Cooper
Pianist: Sidney Harrison
Presenter (This was News): John Richmond

: Special Enquiry

See top of column 4

: The Magic Circle

Television cameras take you to an informal party at the Magic Circle's headquarters in Euston Road, London, in their private theatre.
Your host is the secretary of the Magic Circle, Francis White.


Host: Francis White
Producer: Dennis Monger

: Starlight: Pat Kirkwood


Singer: Pat Kirkwood
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Lord Hailsham, W.J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood M.P., Michael Foot M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: Lord Hailsham
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Michael Foot
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

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.

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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.

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