• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: From the United Kingdom: Glasgow Police Sports

A visit to the International Athletics Meeting at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, in which American, Continental, and English teams are competing.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Jack Crump

: Jubilee Review

of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve by Her Majesty the Queen.
Fly-past by ninety-six aircraft of the R.N.V.R. Air Divisions
A brief service of Dedication and Remembrance conducted by the Rev. H. P. Chappell, D.S.C., V.R.D., R.N.V.R.
Her Majesty addresses the Parade
The Parade marches past


Service conductor: The Rev. H. P. Chappell
Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Commentator: Commander N. G. Hallett, D.S.C., R.N.
Television presentation: Berkeley Smith

: Richmond Royal Horse Show

Juvenile Jumping Competition
The Courlander
Champion Challenge Cup for riders under sixteen
Parade of Foxhounds of the Chiddingfold Farmers' Hunt
Parade of Coaches competing in the Marathon


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Dorian Williams

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: First Test Match

(Third day)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq, Peter Hawkins, Sheilah Ward and Mr. Turnip.

Magic and Mischief
in which Harry Corbett is interrupted by Sooty.

Full Fathom Five
by Allan Cooper.

Room for Music
with Steve Race.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill.

Puzzles devised by Geoffrey Robinson with Geoff Lofts (drums) and Joe Muddel (bass).


Producer: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
[Actress]: Sheilah Ward
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Script: Peter Ling
Puppeteer (Magic and Mischief): Harry Corbett
Writer (Full Fathom Five): Allan Cooper
Peter Pride: Peter Scott
Commander Farrell: Philip Dale
Captain Buxton: Shaun Sutton
Gordon: Dennis Clinton
Girl from under the sea: Gerda Lucky
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Voices (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Puzzles devised by: Geoffrey Robinson
Drummer: Geoff Lofts
Bassist: Joe Muddel
Settings: Richard Henry
Director: Robert Tronson

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan

From Lord's followed by a summary of the day's play.

: Richmond Royal Horse Show: Championship Jumping: The Coronation Challenge Cup

The winner of this Class becomes the champion jumper of the show.
(to 19.00)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Dorian Williams

: In Town Tonight

Interviews by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the Home Service)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Editor/Producer: Peter Duncan
Presented for television by: Kenneth Milne Buckley

: Rita Hayworth

in songs and dances from her film successes including 'You Were Never Lovelier'; 'Cover Girl'; 'Tonight and Every Night'; 'Gilda'; 'Down to Earth'; 'The Loves of Carmen'; 'Affair in Trinidad'; 'Salome'; 'Miss Sadie Thompson' (her latest film).
(Televised by arrangement with Columbia Pictures Corporation)

: Country Dancing

Join in the fun at a West of England Square Dance Party in the grounds of Blaise Castle Estate, Bristol.
Dancing to The Jolly Waggoners' Square Dance Band
Caller, Nibs Matthews
with interludes from Pat Shaw, Douglas Horner
Master of Ceremonies, Bernard Fishwick
(Nibs Matthews appears by permission of the English Folk Dance and Song Society)


Musicians: The Jolly Waggoners' Square Dance Band
Caller: Nibs Matthews
Singer: Pat Shaw
Storyteller: Douglas Horner
Master of Ceremonies: Bernard Fishwick
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Le Mans, 1952

A film of the twenty-four-hour non-stop car race.
This year's race is now being run and commentaries can be heard in the Light Programme

: Cafe Continental presents Soiree De Gala

An International Revue.
See foot of page

An international revue featuring
Georges Ulmer, Annie Cordy, Luis Mariano
and artists from eight nations
Cabaret introduced by guest announcers from the television services of Europe:
Jeanine Lambolle, Paula Semer (Belgium)
Gerda Pullen (Denmark)
Tania Koen (Holland)
Irene Koss (Germany)
Jacqueline Joubert (France)
Fulvia Colombo (Italy)
Eve Haefeli (Switzerland)
Mary Malcolm (Great Britain)
The Orchestra conducted by Sydney Jerome
Maitre d'Hotel Jean Conil at your service


Performer: Georges Ulmer
Performer: Annie Cordy
Performer: Luis Mariano
Presenter: Jeanine Lambolle
Presenter: Paula Semer
Presenter: Gerda Pullen
Presenter: Tania Koen
Presenter: Irene Koss
Presenter: Jacqueline Joubert
Presenter: Fulvia Colombo
Presenter: Eve Haefeli
Presenter: Mary Malcolm
The Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Maitre d'Hotel: Jean Conil
Special Orchestrations: William Hill-Bowen
Choreography: Pamela Kail
Decor: Stephen Taylor
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: From the United Kingdom: Floodlit London

The Television Roving Eye takes you on a short tour of London's West End where some of the most famous buildings are floodlit.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: 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