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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Factory Worker Turns Farmer

This American film shows how an ex-Service man in the textile business takes up farming.

: American News Magazine

This film includes scenes of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and under-water diving for sponges.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

The Sky by Night
J.G. Porter gives the second of three talks on looking at the stars.

The last of a series of programmes on soccer, In which Ron Burgess (Wales and Tottenham Hotspur), Eddy Baily (England and Tottenham Hotspur), Leslie Compton (England and Arsenal) and Freddie Cox (Arsenal) give some more expert advice.

Looking at Birds
In the first of a new series of programmes 'Fish-Hawk' shows you how to recognise all kinds of birds and keep a novel record of them.

(to 17.45)


Presenter (The Sky By Night): J.G. Porter
Footballer (Sport): Ron Burgess
Footballer (Sport): Eddy Baily
Footballer (Sport): Leslie Compton
Footballer (Sport): Freddie Cox
Commentator (Sport): Bill Latto
Presented by (Sport): Cliff Michelmore
Presenter (Looking at Birds): 'Fish-Hawk'

: From Small Beginnings

Professor E.N. da C. Andrade, F.R.S., reconstructs some of the early experiments that resulted in the discovery of the electron, and describes how this led to the development of the X-ray apparatus and the television tube.


Presenter: Professor E. N. Da C. Andrade
Producer: George Noordhof

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley with Lind Joyce.

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner
including the deliberate mistake and introducing
Which Year?
A musical medley.
This week's Viewer Competitor from Dundee, Scotland.
[with] Gary Miller, Donald Scott

Apples a Pound Pears: 4: It's not Cricket
John Slater tells his story.

Viewers who live in Dundee, Scotland, are invited to place this issue of Radio Times in their windows by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the competitor in tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.

(John Slater is appearing in 'Reluctant Heroes' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Lind Joyce
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Singer (Which Year?): Gary Miller
Singer (Which Year?): Donald Scott
Storyteller (Apples a Pound Pears): John Slater
Dancer: Annette Chappelle
Dancer: Joan Harris
Dancer: Moira Tucker
Dancer: Patricia Garnett
Dancer: Igor Barczinski
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Choreography: Alan Carter
Musical arrangements: Frank Cordell
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Script: Dennis Castle
Script: Richard Waring
Design: Richard Henry
Production: Douglas Moodie

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Walter Elliot M.P., Richard Law M.P., Hugh Dalton M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: Walter Elliot
Speaker: Richard Law
Speaker: Hugh Dalton
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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