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: Victory at Sea: 6: Guadalcanal

The start of the American Combined Operation offensive against the Japanese
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on December 1)


Presenter: Michael Lewis

: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Ten Minutes' Music
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band

Look at This: 2: Little Drops of Water
A series for the young scientist.

(to 17.45)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Musicians (Ten Minutes' Music): Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band

: The New Attempt on Mount Everest

Dr. R.C. Evans and Major C.G. Wylie of this year's British expedition to Mount Everest, outline the plans for the new assault.
Introduced by David Bryson.


Speaker: Dr. R. C. Evans
Speaker: Major C. G. Wylie
Presenter: David Bryson
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Starlight

brings David Hughes to sing some of your favourite songs with Eve Boswell.

(David Hughes is appearing in "Paris to Piccadilly" at the Prince of Wales Theatre)


Singer: David Hughes
Singer: Eve Boswell

: Under Her Skilled Hand

A documentary programme about the training of student nurses.

"The nurse who builds upon the new foundations with a tender care and with an ever watchful eye. Under her skilled hand the weakened fabric grows strong once more, and her reward is greater than any builder's, for it lies in an unbounded gratitude" (H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, December 5, 1951)


Story: Cormac Swan
Settings: Michael Yates
Producer: Robert Barr
Director: Gilchrist Calder

: Hill Capital

A film for Ceylon Day about the town of Kandy with its Temple of the Tooth where, every year, a religious festival is held with a parade through the streets.

: Twenty-One Today

London's Windmill Theatre invites you to its twenty-first anniversary party to meet artists from past and present productions, including:
Alfred Marks, Robert Moreton, Margot Holden, Beth Ross, Beryl Catlin, Jimmy Lamb, John Law and the Windmill Girls.
Introduced by Leslie Mitchell.
See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Comedian: Alfred Marks
Comedian: Robert Moreton
Performer: Margot Holden
Performer: Beth Ross
Performer: Beryl Catlin
Performer: Jimmy Lamb
Performer: John Law
Dancers: The Windmill Girls
Presenter: Leslie Mitchell
Choreography: Maisie Cryer
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Director: Alan Chivers
Producer: Bryan Sears

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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