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: Captain Caution

An adventure film on the high seas with Victor Mature, Alan Ladd and Bruce Cabot.
(to 16.25)


Dan Marvin: Victor Mature
Newton: Alan Ladd
Slade: Bruce Cabot

: Children's Television

Our Village
Leslie Hardern introduces more ideas for making toys for a toy village.

This Was News
A programme that helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.

His Musical Career
[Starring] Charlie Chaplin in the film..

For Deaf Children
McDonald Hobley introduces a special programme - 'The Three Bears', a mime play by the Mime Theatre Company.

(to 17.55)


Presenter (Our Village): Leslie Hardern
Charlie aka Tom - Piano Mover (His Musical Career): Charlie Chaplin
Presenter (For Deaf Children): McDonald Hobley

: Shop Window

A display of new television ideas and personalities.
With the New Concert Orchestra conducted by William Hill-Bowen
Produced and introduced by Henry Caldwell.


Choreographer: Pamela Kail
Musicians: New Concert Orchestra
Conductor: William Hill-Bowen
Producer/presenter: Henry Caldwell

: The Royal Plate

Before leaving on the Royal tour Her Majesty the Queen graciously agreed that the State plate, which is normally in use at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, should be displayed in public for the first time.
This programme shows a selection from the present exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.
(A BBC Television Film)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15

: Fashions for Spring

Televised direct from Christie's Great Rooms, London by arrangement with the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Commentary: Mary Hill
Fashion Adviser: Bettie Spurling
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: For St. David's Day: Emlyn Williams

Emlyn Williams tells of a brief encounter somewhere in the hills of Wales.
(A BBC Telerecording)
(Emlyn Williams is appearing in "Someone Waiting" at the Globe Theatre, London)


Performer: Emlyn Williams

: 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.

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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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