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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Water Pygmies

A film of pond life photographed with a micro-camera.

: 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

Our Village
Leslie Hardern shows some of the model churches viewers sent in after the last programme, and Frank Boreham gives you some ideas for making more toys for a toy village.

Shirley Abicair tells you more in story and song about Tumburumba the Australian Bush boy.

People in Books
Olive Shapley talks about 'The Children of the New Forest' by Captain Marryat.

(to 17.45)


Presenter (Our Village): Leslie Hardern
Co-presenter (Our Village): Frank Boreham
Storyteller/singer (Tumburumba): Shirley Abicair
Presenter (People in Books): Olive Shapley

: Gravelhanger: 1: Where do we go from here?

The story of an adventure by Val Gielgud.
A serial in six parts.


Writer: Val Gielgud
Producer: Ayton Whitaker
Settings designer: Barry Learoyd
Agatha Pleeze: Jean Cadell
Francis Grayle: Esme Percy
Captain Rudiger Maltzan: Christopher Rhodes
Monica Hervey: Ursula Howells
Jennifer Hartopp: Grizelda Hervey
Tony Havilland: Peter Coke
Charles Hartopp: Olaf Pooley
Cantrap: Arthur Young
Dalroy: Norman Pitt
Bauer: Derek Sydney

: Quite Contrary

featuring Joan Regan, Don Peters, Jack Billings, Pamela Russell, Adrian Foley and guest artists.
The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers, The Silver Belles
Conducted by Frank Fletcher
Introduced by Catherine Boyle.


Singer: Joan Regan
Singer: Don Peters
Dancer: Jack Billings
Performer: Pamela Russell
Pianist: Adrian Foley
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: The Silver Belles
[The Silver Belles] conducted by: Frank Fletcher
Presenter: Catherine Boyle
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Panorama

A fortnightly magazine.


Interviewer: Max Robertson
Director: Alan Bromly
Editor: Dennis Bardens
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: Arctic Mail-Boat

A BBC Television film.
(Previously televised on October 24, 1952)

: Alamanac

A service presenting national facts and figures.

: 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.

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