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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Fight for Life

A film about Africa.

: Children's Television

Peter Butterworth assisted by Mr. Chadwick Bugle

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

A Ring of Bells
A visit to the village church of All Saints, Kingston Seymour in Somerset where Martin Willson introduces a team of ringers, all under sixteen.

(to 17.40)


Comedian: Peter Butterworth
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (A Ring of Bells): Martin Willson

: The Silent World

Captain Jacques Cousteau, pioneer of under-water photography, introduces his latest film, 'The Silent World', a dramatic record of his explorations under the sea.
The film includes vivid scenes of the discovery of a galleon which was sunk about 230 B.C.
See 'Television Diary,' on page 15


Presenter/film-maker: Captain Jacques Cousteau
Presented by: Gilchrist Cadder

: The Conductor Speaks

Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
See foot of page and 'Television Diary,' on page 15


Presenter/orchestra conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham

: Snooker: World Match Play Championships Final: Fred Davis v. Walter Donaldson

at the Leicester Square Hall London.
Part of the play during the last evening but one of this match.


Player: Fred Davis
Player: Walter Donaldson
Commentator: Sidney Smith

: In the News

Speakers: Walter Elliot M.P., Richard Law M.P., Hugh Gaitskell M.P., Hector McNeil M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Walter Elliot
Speaker: Richard Law
Speaker: Hugh Gaitskell
Speaker: Hector McNeil
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

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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