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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Victory at Sea: 11: Melanesian Nightmare

U.S. and Commonwealth troops in jungle and amphibious fighting during the long advance from Southern New Guinea to the Philippines.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on January 5)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Michael Lewis

: Children's Television

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

Ten Minutes' Music introducing 'The Birdcatcher' from Mozart's 'Magic Flute'
with Elsie Morison and Arnold Matters.

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

(to 17.35)


Illustrator (The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Soprano (Ten Minutes' Music): Elsie Morison
Baritone (Ten Minutes' Music): Arnold Matters
Presenter (Nature Detectives): Wilfred Booth

: Floodlit Football: London v. Berlin

A visit to Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, to see the second half of this inter-city match.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Bernard Joy

: The Pattern of Marriage: 1: A Home of Their Own

A series of four documentaries written for television by Ted Willis and Caryl Doncaster.
Research for this programme was carried out in conjunction with the National Marriage Guidance Council, the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, and Clergy of the Church of England.


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Caryl Doncaster
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: Viera

The international singing star.


Singer: Viera

: Press Conference

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


Director: James Bredin
Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

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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