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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into washing machines.
Conducted by Isobel Barnett in co-operation with the Gas Council and the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association.

Come to Tea
with Elsie and Doris Waters who entertain people they would like you to meet.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Arranged by (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Entertainer (Come to Tea): Elsie Waters
Entertainer (Come to Tea): Doris Waters
Arranged by (Come to Tea): Dora Nirva
Presented by (Come to Tea): Patrick Harvey

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Telefilm)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Three on a Honeymoon

Dundas Hamilton tells stories with film he made on his honeymoon in America.


Presenter: Dundas Hamilton
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Orient Express: The Thirteenth Spy

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.
A spy drama in which Cathy O'Donnell becomes involved in a situation of mistaken identity.


Francine Gilman: Cathy O'Donnell

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian, continues his stories of gay London nights.


Storyteller: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Prudence Builds a Snowman
with Molly Blake.

Meet My Family
High in the Alps lives a happy Swiss family. They all have different jobs: one is a mountain guide, one is a ski-ing instructor, one is a schoolteacher, and the others work on the farmlands.
This beautiful Swiss film shows the hardships and happiness of their mountain life.

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(Phil Tate appears by permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Musicians (Jack-in-a-Box): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Presented by (Jack-in-a-Box): John Hunter Blair

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Cocktail Girl

[Starring] Bruce Seton


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
with Isobel Barnett, Zoe Gail, Ben Lyon, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Zoe Gail
Panellist: Ben Lyon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors-using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry featuring Norman Wisdom, Ruby Murray, Larry Adler, Johnny Brandon, Dennis Hale, Edna Savage, The Eric Delaney Band,
The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers conducted by Stanley Black.
(Norman Wisdom and Ruby Murray are appearing in 'Painting the Town' at the London Palladium)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Norman Wisdom
Singer: Ruby Murray
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Singer: Johnny Brandon
Vocalist: Dennis Hale
Singer: Edna Savage
Musicians: The Eric Delaney Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra and singers conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

: J. B. Priestley on Books and Authors

The third in a fortnightly series of programmes.


Presenter: J. B. Priestley

: Top Town: Round 1: Bristol v. Leeds

Beginning a knock-out competition in thirteen rounds for the 1956 title.
Professional: Helene Cordet, Ted Kavanagh
Viewer: Tony Iveson
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Royal Hall, Harrogate.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Judge (Professional): Helene Cordet
Judge (Professional): Ted Kavanagh
Judge (Viewer): Tony Iveson
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

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.

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