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: Cricket: England v. Australia - First Test Match

The fourth day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Coronation Review of the Fleet

by Her Majesty the Queen
Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family, leaves Portsmouth Dockyard in H.M.S. Surprise to review the Fleet at Spithead.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Commentator: Frank Gillard
Commentator: Peter Scott

: Cricket: England v. Australia - First Test Match

The fourth day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

: Children's Television

A story with pictures by Richard Hill.
Some more adventures of the little boy who lived in the wood.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows some more animals.


Pictures (Widge): Richard Hill
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale

: Coronation Review of the Fleet

Fly-Past by aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm.

: Cricket: England v. Australia

(to 18.30)

: Newsreel

: Cine Club

The second in a series of programmes in which amateur filmmakers bring films to be seen and discussed by a studio panel.
Chairman, Roger Manvell
Films submitted by the British Amateur Cinematographers Central Council


Chairman: Roger Manvell

: Shop Window

Presenting a monthly display of new television artists supported by the stars of today with George Melachrino and his Concert Orchestra.


Musicians: George Melachrino and his Concert Orchestra
Choreography: Buddy Bradley
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Coronation Review of the Fleet

at Spithead
A BBC telerecording of part of this afternoon's outside broadcasts.

: Illumination of the Fleet

Tonight hundreds of thousands of lights outline the long lines of ships anchored at Spithead, and a display of fireworks forms a spectacular climax to the Coronation Review.

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound 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.

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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