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: Victory at Sea: 8: Beneath the Southern Cross

The allied victories in the South Atlantic, including the Royal Navy's sinking of a German surface raider, and the scuttling of the Graf Spee.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on December 15)


Film introduced by: Professor Michael Lewis

: Newsreels

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

: Children's Television

Ten Minutes' Music: Songs from the Opera
with Marion Studholme and Stanley Clarkson who appear by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells.

Just Between Ourselves
with Janet Brown
(Janet Brown is appearing at the Kingston Empire)

Look at This: 3: Slowing Down
A series for the young scientist.

(to 17.35)


Singer (Ten Minutes' Music): Marion Studholme
Singer (Ten Minutes' Music): Stanley Clarkson
Comedienne (Just Between Ourselves): Janet Brown

: Chess: Sixteen Kings in Jeopardy

C.H.O'D. Alexander, one of Britain's outstanding international masters plays against sixteen opponents at once in a match specially organised by the British Chess Federation in celebration of National Chess Week.
From Fleming's Restaurant, Oxford Street, London.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Chess player: C.H.O'D. Alexander
Commentator: Max Robertson

: Wednesday Theatre presents: Box for One

by Peter Brook
[Starring] Robert Helpmann
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Writer: Peter Brook
Producer: Tony Richardson
Settings: Barry Learoyd
The Caller: Robert Helpmann
The Other Man: Harold Lang

: Chess


: Before Your Very Eyes

[Starring] Arthur Askey
with Diana Decker, Dick Henderson, Jnr., Freda Bamford
Guest artist, Brian Reece
(Brian Reece and Dick Henderson, Jnr., are appearing at the Chiswick Empire, London)
See page 7


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Performer: Diana Decker
Comedian: Dick Henderson, Jnr.
Performer: Freda Bamford
Performer: Brian Reece
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Michael Yates
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: David Climie
Producer: Bill Ward

: Chess


: Coronation Souvenirs

Sir Hugh Casson, Barbara Jones, and Barnett Freedman discuss some of the souvenirs that have been specially designed for the Coronation.


Panellist: Sir Hugh Casson
Panellist: Barbara Jones
Panellist: Barnett Freedman

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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