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: Mansion for Jimmy

A film story about a young American boy who runs into difficulties.

: Caribbean Journey

A film of Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret's tour of the West Indies.
(Previously shown last Friday)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The Bumblies
A film showing some adventures of these curious creatures with Michael Bentine.

Peter Scott's guest is Heinz Sielmann, of Munich, who by the use of infra-red light has succeeded in filming a woodpecker's nest inside the trunk of a tree.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 15)

(to 17.40)


Professor Michael Bentine/Voices (The Bumblies): Michael Bentine
Presenter (Woodpeckers): Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker (Woodpeckers): Heinz Sielmann
Presented by (Woodpeckers): Desmond Hawkins

: Fighting Fit

Raymond Glendenning, with outside broadcast cameras, visits the R.A.F. School of Physical Training, St. Athan, to find out why P.T. is considered to be so important in the Royal Air Force, and to see demonstrations by expert gymnasts and athletes.


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Top Town: Stockton-on-Tees v. Ulverston

Judges: Joy Shelton, Steve Race, Leonard Henry
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
See page 15


Judge: Joy Shelton
Judge: Steve Race
Judge: Leonard Henry
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: International Commentary: Peaceful Co-Existence?: 1: The Aims of the U.S.S.R.

Christopher Mayhew, M.P. examines the relations between the Communist and non-Communist worlds.
Christopher Mayhew writes on page 3


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Film Editor: Geoffrey Baines
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Nine Days Wonders: No. 3

Written by Michael Mills and Richard Carrington.
Some classic mysteries and curiosities, their stories and some possible solutions.
Jack the Ripper; Do Sea Serpents Exist?


Writer/producer: Michael Mills
Writer: Richard Carrington
Interlocutor: Frank Owen
Designer: Stephen Bundy

: Filming in Africa: 5

Armand and Michaela Denis on Filming in Africa
Another programme they have filmed specially for BBC Television.
(Previously shown on March 5)


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

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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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