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: Victory at Sea: 7: Rings Around Rabaul

Twenty-six films produced by the National Broadcasting Company of America and the U.S. Navy with the assistance of the Admiralty, using film from both allied and enemy sources.

How the Allies neutralised Rabaul, the base that was the Japanese stranglehold on the Pacific.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on December 8)


Film introduced by: Professor Michael Lewis

: Newsreels

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

: Children's Television

The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo
Drawn by Reginald Jeffryes

Sidney Harrison tells you more about playing the piano.

Nature Detectives
Wilfred Booth suggests how you can discover for yourself the habits of wild birds, animals, and plants. Today he talks about making nesting boxes.

(to 17.40)


Illustrator (The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Pianist/presenter: Sidney Harrison
Presenter (Nature Detectives): Wilfred Booth

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.


Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.
The programme includes scenes from:
'The Crimson Pirate' (Warner Bros.); 'It's a Big Country' (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer);
'Decameron Nights' (Film Locations-Eros); 'Against all Flags' (Universal International); 'Escape Route' (Eros); 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)


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

: Visit to a Haunted House

Members of the Magic Circle spend the evening in well-known haunted house on the outskirts of London. Viewers are invited to join them and see what happens.

: Bransby Williams


Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
[Actor]: Bransby Williams

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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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.

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