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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Coronation Ceremony

(The film previously televised on Sunday at 8.40)

: 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.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Tai-Lu Talking
The magic Siamese cat Princess Tai-Lu returns in the first of a new series of programmes.
Told by Dorothy Gordon and Billy Thatcher.

Ten Minutes' Music

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

(to 17.40)


Devised by (Tai-Lu Talking): Shelagh Fraser
Devised by (Tai-Lu Talking): Billy Thatcher
Storyteller (Tai-Lu Talking): Dorothy Gordon
Storyteller (Tai-Lu Talking): Billy Thatcher
Illustrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Janet Johnstone
Illustrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Anne Grahame Johnstone
Musical comments (Tai-Lu Talking): Geoffrey Wright
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale

: The Conductor Speaks

See displayed panel and page 14

: In the News

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


Speaker: Walter Elliot
Speaker: Richard Law
Speaker: Hugh Dalton
Speaker: Hector McNeil
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Pat Kirkwood

recalls her favourite songs from musical shows.


Singer: Pat Kirkwood

: Planning for Discovery

Written and directed by John Read.
A BBC television film.
This film deals with advances in the field of radio physics.
(Previously televised on September 10, 1952)


Writer/director: John Read

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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