• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Wise Cat
by Herman Heijermans.
Adapted from the Dutch by Selma Vaz Dias and Gibson Cowan.
(Wolfe Morris is appearing in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)
Selma Vaz Dias writes on page 21

(to 18.00)


Author (The Wise Cat): Herman Heijermans
Adapted by (The Wise Cat): Selma Vaz Dias
Adapted by (The Wise Cat): Gibson Cowan
Producer (The Wise Cat): Rex Tucker
Designer (The Wise Cat): John Cooper
The Cat: Wolfe Morris
Jonathan: Charles Hodgson
Antoinette: Brenda Dean
The Milkman: Philip Dale
The Fishmonger: Arthur Lowe
The Butcher: Launce Maraschal
Marcus: Bruno Barnabe
The Forester: Geoffrey Wilmer
The Marshal: Jack May
Jean: Cecil Brock
Pierre: Philip Locke
The Lady-in-waiting: Selma Vaz Dias
Princess Regina: Lesley Nunnerley
Prince Arthur: Carl Duering
The King: Philip Stainton
The Physician: Reginald Barratt
The Chef: Bruno Barnabe
The Cup-bearer: Arthur Lowe
Other parts played by: Richard Holden
Other parts played by: Brian Moorhead
Other parts played by: Nellie Griffiths
Other parts played by: Maria Hanson
Other parts played by: Fletcher Lightfoot
Other parts played by: Kendrick Owen
Other parts played by: Jill Showell

: Holiday Hotel

Stay with the stars at Blackpool and meet Jimmy Clitheroe paging Charlie Cairoli and Paul, Ronnie Hilton, Patricia Bredin, The Granger Brothers, Jack Watson, Aqua Lovelies with Jackie Martin, Don Morris, Pete Aspinall, Tony Carty.
"Summer Show Girl" a search for the most beautiful girl in theatreland
Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Norbreck Hydro, Blackpool.
(Jimmy Clitheroe is in "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier, Blackpool; Patricia Bredin in "Wedding in Paris" at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham; The Granger Brothers in Variety at Hackney Empire, London; Aqua Lovelies are in "Aqua Cascade" at the Super Swimming Stadium, Morecambe; Charlie Cairoli is appearing in the Tower Circus, Blackpool)


Page-boy: Jimmy Clitheroe
Clowns: Charlie Cairoli and Paul
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Dancers: The Granger Brothers
Performer: Jack Watson
Synchronised swimmers: Aqua Lovelies
Performer: Jackie Martin
Performer: Don Morris
Performer: Pete Aspinall
Performer: Tony Carty
Musicians: Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: International Soccer: United Kingdom v. Europe

A BBC Television film of part of the international match played yesterday at Windsor Park, Belfast.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Dennis Edwards
Presented by: Paul Fox

: The Powder Magazine

A play by Norman Hudis.
Adapted for television by Alan Bromly and Norman Hudis.
[Starring] Roger Livesey and Pamela Alan
The action takes place at the present time in the offices of a publishing group in Fleet Street.
There is an interval at 9.50 app.


Author/adapter: Norman Hudis
Adapter/production: Alan Bromly
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Michael Maxon, Q. C.: Ronald Howard
Frances Croft: Noel Hood
Helen Burnham: Pamela Alan
Jonathan Hythe: Roger Livesey
Janet Towne: Sylvia Syms
T. Barrington Chamming: William Lucas

: The Epilogue: Fact and Faith - 6

George Cansdale talks about the miracle of life.


Presenter: George Cansdale

: 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