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: Long, Long Ago

A film made for television.

: Buried Treasure: The Peat-Bog Murder Mystery

Glyn Daniel and Sir Mortimer Wheeler discuss the strange death, 2,000 years ago, of Tollund Man and the light it throws on life in prehistoric Denmark.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on June 4)
(to 16.10)


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Guest: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Film sequences: The BBC Television Film Unit
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: Children's Television

Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo
with Reginald Jeffryes.

Shirley Abicair tells you another tale of Tumburumba.

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

(to 17.40)


Illustrator (Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Script (Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Tom Twigge
Storyteller (Tumburumba): Shirley Abicair

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: Swiss Musical Boxes

A film from Switzerland.

: International Skating Competition for Ladies

A visit to Richmond Ice Rink, where leading women skaters are competing for the Richmond Trophy.


Commentator: Geoffrey Yates
Presented for television by: Stephen Wade

: You Are There: The Mutiny at Spithead

('You Are There' is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. Television)
See page 15


News Editor: Franklin Engelmann
News Correspondent: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
News Correspondent: Patrick Allen
News Correspondent: Max Robertson

: Supper for Cinderella

Written and produced by Francis Essex.
See page 15


Writer/producer: Francis Essex
Lyrics: Richard Waring
Lyrics: Jimmy Thompson
Orchestra conducted by: Arthur Wilkinson
The Boy: Jimmy Thompson
The Girl: Petra Davies

: The Conductor Speaks: Rudolf Schwarz

See top of page and page 15

and the

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Norris Stanley)
City of Birmingham Choir
(Choir-Master, David Willcocks)
George Thalben-Ball Birmingham City organist
The programme includes
A Chorus from 'Eliiah' Mendelssohn A Movement from a Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Handel Waltzes from 'Der Rosenkavalier' Richard Strauss
Choral Dances from 'Prince Igor' Borodin
Rudolf Schwarz introduces the programme and talks about musical matters from the conductor's point of view.
From the Birmingham Town Hall


Presenter: Rudolf Schwarz
Musicians: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Norris Stanley
Singers: City of Birmingham Choir
Choir-Master: David Willcocks
Organist: George Thalben-Ball
Producer: Philip Bate

: 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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