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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Shipbuilders of Essex

The people of the town of Essex in Massachusetts, U.S.A., have been building ships for three hundred years. This film shows the stages in the building of a trawler.

: Historic Houses of England: Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

A film about the home of the Cavendish family and the Dukes of Devonshire.
(Previously televised on Aug 24, 1952)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

The Straggly Wood: How the Mice got their Underground Railway
Written by Louise Cochrane with pictures by Bill Hooper.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows some animals.

For Deaf Children
Jasmine Bligh introduces a special programme.

(to 17.50)


Writer (The Straggly Wood): Louise Cochrane
Pictures (The Straggly Wood): Bill Hooper
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Jasmine Bligh

: London Town

Written by George Moresby White and Peter Hunt.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.
Film sequences directed by John Rhodes for the Television Film Unit
See 'Television Diary' - page 15


Writer: George Moresby White
Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Editor/Producer: Stephen McCormack
Film sequences directed by (for the Television Film Unit): John Rhodes
Studio Reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: Toppers About Town

The Television Toppers invite you to come round the town with them and visit some of London's most famous rendezvous.
This week they take you to The Embassy Club where you meet Archie Bobbins,
Lynne Bretonn and guest stars.
Billy Stroud and his Orchestra
(Jack Billings is appearing in "London Laughs" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Dancers: The Television Toppers
Comedian: Archie Bobbins
Singer: Lynne Bretonn
Musicians: Billy Stroud and his Orchestra
Dance routines directed by: Jack Billings
Producer: Richard Afton

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Lady Tweedsmuir, M.P., Robert Boothby, M.P., Barbara Castle, M.P., Hector McNeil, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: Lady Tweedsmuir
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: Barbara Castle
Speaker: Hector McNeil
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

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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