• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Frost

A film of particular interest to large-scale fruit-growers, explaining how frost attacks the blossom and how precautions can be taken against damage.

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The Nine o'Clock Horses
by David Croft.
Based on a song by Hastings Mann.
Sara Gregory sings the song and tells the story.

A Sailor's Yarns: 1 - The Lighthouse
told by Edward Andrewes.

Let's Paint in Oils
Mervyn Levy shows you how to prepare a surface to take oil paint and tells you how to mix colours.

(to 17.40)


Author (The Nine o'Clock Horses): David Croft
Composer (The Nine O'Clock Horses): Hastings Mann
Singer/storyteller (The Nine O'Clock Horses): Sara Gregory
Storyteller (A Sailor's Yarns): Edward Andrewes
Painter/presenter (Let's Paint in Oils): Mervyn Levy

: Fashioned for You

A visit to a Charity Fashion Show, where Scottish mannequins display spring and summer styles that are within the reach of every pocket.
From the Town Hall, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
(Kirk O'Shotts, Glencairn only)


Commentator: Margo Banister
Presented for television by: James Buchan

: Friends and Neighbours

Written by Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell.
A glimpse into the lives of The Birds and The Honeybees.


Writer: Sid Colin
Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Composer: Malcolm Lockyer
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Bill Ward
Mrs. Bird: Janet Brown
Mr. Bird: Peter Butterworth
Mrs. Honeybee: Avril Angers
Mr. Honeybee: Benny Lee

: Science in the Making: The Sense of Sight

Professor W.D. Wright, D.Sc., demonstrates some aspects of human vision and discusses the partnership of eye and brain.
Dr. J. Bronowski introduces the programme and reports on replies received from viewers on the previous programme "Like Father, Like Son".
Viewers are invited to carry out a test and send replies to the questionnaire in columns 1 and 2.


Presenter: Dr. J. Bronowski
Expert: Professor W.D. Wright
Producer: George Noordhof

: Television Dancing Club

with Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, The Harold Webb Formation Team
Bob Henderson and Eileen Henshall, Former World Professional Champions
Henry Kingston and Joy Tolhurst, European Professional Champions
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Sally Brock and the Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Competition for the Television Dancing Trophy
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Formation dancers: The Harold Webb Formation Team
Dancer: Bob Henderson
Dancer: Eileen Henshall
Dancer: Henry Kingston
Dancer: Joy Tolhurst
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Sally Brock
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Presented for television from a London Ballroom by: Richard Afton

: There's Always a Better Way: All in Our Power

The third of a series of films about ways of improving the standard of living.
Produced by the British Productivity Council
with Anthony Pendrell, John Rae, Gordon Bell, Gabrielle Blunt.
An Anglo-Scottish Picture


Director: Leonard Reeve
[Actor]: Anthony Pendrell
[Actor]: John Rae
[Actor]: Gordon Bell
[Actress]: Gabrielle Blunt

: 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.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel