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: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

A visit to the Oval to see play during the last day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Children's Television

The State Visit to Scotland
State Entry into Edinburgh of H.M. the Queen
A BBC telerecording of the programme televised on June 23; repeated in response to many requests.

Fighting with Kit Carson
Further adventures in this serial film.

: The Fate of the Ashes

E.W. Swanton gives an analysis of the fifth and decisive Test and looks back on the Test series as a whole.
(to 18.45)


Analyst: E.W. Swanton

: Water Carnival

From the High Road Baths, Ilford.
Beulah Gundling (Synchronised Swimming Champion of America)
Water Steeplechase
Water Ballet (Ladies of the Kingston Swimming Club)
Water Tug-of-War
Comedy Diving
An Amateur Swimming Association Production


Swimmer: Beulah Gundling
Commentator: Peter West
Devised by: Capt. B. W. Cummins
Devised by: John Webb
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Starlight: Gordon Heath


Singer: Gordon Heath

: World Documentary - 1953

For seven years documentary film-makers all over the world have sent their best work to the International Film Festival at Edinburgh.
Denis Forman, Director of the British Film Institute, introduces a selection from outstanding films which have been submitted from many nations for this year's festival.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Denis Forman
Presented by: Duncan Ross
Presented by: Gilchrist Calder

: Painter's Progress

The fourth of a series of programmes in which Mervyn Levy, with Helene Cordet as his pupil, invites you to try your hand at painting pictures.


Painter/presenter: Mervyn Levy
Pupil: Helene Cordet
Presented by: David Attenborough

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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