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: International Crime

An American mystery film with Rod la Rocque and Astrid Allwyn.
(to 16.00)


'The Shadow'/Lamont Granston: Rod La Rocque
Phoebe Lane: Astrid Allwyn

: Children's Television: Trouble in Texas

For older children
An exciting Western film with Tex Ritter.
(to 17.55)


Tex Masters: Tex Ritter

: Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson.


Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singer: Pearl Carr
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: The Impact of the West on the World

Professor Arnold Toynbee summarises for television the major points of his Reith Lectures of 1952.


Presenter: Professor Arnold Toynbee
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Wild Horses

A farcical comedy by Ben Travers.
[Starring] Robertson Hare and Ralph Lynn in an excerpt from Wild Horses

From the Aldwych Theatre, London.
The play introduced by Berkeley Smith.
A special performance before an invited audience
(by arrangement with Linmit and Dunfee Ltd.)


Author: Ben Travers
Decor: Elizabeth Taplay
Director: Charles Hickman
Play introduced by: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Kate Slaughter: Constance Lorne
Cora Slaughter: Pat Keevney
David Barnett: Robin Hunter
George Slaughter: Robertson Hare
Trumper Norton: Ralph Lynn
Iris Ingle: Joan Haythorne
Louis Beile: Dodd Mehan
Mrs. Beebee: Ruth Maitland
Sir William Reckham: Bernard Merefield
Kersit: Cyril Smith
A Police Sergeant: Colin Douglas

: Victory at Sea

The seventeenth of 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.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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