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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Victory at Sea: 15: D-Day

A film in the series produced by the National Broadcasting Company of America and the U.S. Navy, with the assistance of the Admiralty, and using film from both allied and enemy sources.

The story of the greatest combined operation of the war, from the build-up in Britain to the consolidation of the allied bridgehead in Normandy supplied through the famous Mulberry Harbours.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on February 2)
(to 16.15)


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

: Children's Television

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

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

The Missing Documents
A play for six characters.
Written by John Hewer.

(to 17.35)


Drawings (The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Presenter (Nature Detectives): Wilfred Booth
Writer (The Missing Documents): John Hewer
[Actor] (The Missing Documents): John Hewer

: Starlight: Elton Hayes

'He sings to a small guitar'


Guitarist/singer: Elton Hayes

: The Pattern of Marriage: 2: Two's Company

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


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Caryl Donaster
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Film sequences directed by: John Oxley
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: News

(sound only)
(Not Alexandra Palace)

10.18 app.
Historic Houses of England: Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire
Built by Robert Adam in 1763, Luton Hoo contains a collection of art treasures made by Sir Julius Wernher at the beginning of this century, one of the finest private collections in existence. This film introduces you to the house, its surroundings, and the collection itself.
(Previously televised on November 14, 1952)
and at 10.28 app.
(sound only)
(Alexandra Palace only)

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.

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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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