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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: And Now They Rest

A film about windmills of Britain.

: Historic Houses of England: 1: Cobham Hall, Kent

The home of the Earls of Darnley is the subject of the first of a series of films on English country houses.
(Previously televised on July 27)

: Children's Television

The Straggly Wood
Written by Louise Cochrane.

Sidney Harrison tells you more about playing the piano.

Leo Gillow shows how to make your own game of table football or netball.

(to 18.15)


Writer (The Straggly Wood): Louise Cochrane
Illustrator (The Straggly Wood): Bill Hooper
Pianist/presenter: Sidney Harrison
Presenter (Workshop): Leo Gillow
Presented by (Workshop): Cliff Michelmore

: Special Enquiry: Leisure

See panel and 'Television Diary,' page 15

A report for television on issues of national importance

Leisure: Coseley, in the Black Country, is the starting point for a discussion on our leisure and how it is spent.


Commentator (in London): Robert Reid
Commentator (in Coseley): Phil Drabble

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.
The programme includes scenes from:
"Trent's Last Case" (Wilcox-Neagle); "Botany Bay" (John Farrow); "Elstree Story" (Associated-British); "Limelight" (Charles Chaplin); "The Man Who Watched Trains Go By" (Raymond Stross); "She's Working her Way through College" (Warner Brothers)


Presenter: John Fitzgerald
Continuity: Melissa Wood
Presented by: W. Farquharson-Small

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: S. J. McAdden, M.P., W. J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood, M.P., L. J. Callaghan, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: S. J. McAdden
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: L. J. Callaghan
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Joyce Grenfell

with Viola Tunnard at the piano.


Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Pianist: Viola Tunnard
Presented by: Brian Tesler

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.

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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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