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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into Mechanical Clothes Dryers and Ironers 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.


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

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

(A BBC Telefilm)

Hostess of the week from 4.0-5.0: Brenda Beith


Hostess (continuity): Brenda Beith

: Three on a Honeymoon

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


Storyteller: Dundas Hamilton
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Malta

A journey with Richard Dimbleby.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Filmed by: The BBC Film Unit

: 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: Nelson goes back to sea
with Molly Blake.

We Collect Animals
Gerald and Jacqueline Durrell introduce you to some animals and show film and drawings.

Don Dances - 1
How many ways of dancing are there? Don Tasker gives the answer in a series of four programmes.

Treasure Hunt
In this new series of programmes Norman Cook, Director of the Guild-hall Museum. tells exciting stories of treasure trove and also gives hints on what you are allowed to do with it if you find any.
In the first programme he tells you about the Spanish galleon treasure of Bermuda.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (We Collect Animals): Gerald Durrell
Presenter (We Collect Animals): Jacqueline Durrell
Presenter/dancer (Don Dances): Don Tasker
Devised by (Treasure Hunt): Michael Barsley
Presenter (Treasure Hunt): Norman Cook
Presented by (Treasure Hunt): Peter Newington

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: 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

: Floodlit Association Football: Southampton v. All-Star XI

A visit to Southampton Football Ground for the second half of the match against a team of internationals.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry featuring Benny Hill, Jill Day, Lita Roza, Bert Weedon, Ronnie Carroll, Sid Phillips and his Band, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black.
(Benny Hill is in 'Paris by Night' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Benny Hill
Singer: Jill Day
Singer: Lita Roza
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Musicians: Sid Phillips and his Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

: J. B. Priestley on Book and Authors

The fourth in a fortnightly series of programmes.


Presenter: J. B. Priestley

: The Laugh's On Us

A bout of humour in which Jack Watson ensures a good clean fight between Bill Maynard, George Martin, Harold Berens and Ted Lune.
Inter-round notes by Marie Benson and the Ray Ellington Quartet
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester.


Chairman: Jack Watson
Panellist: Bill Maynard
Panellist: George Martin
Panellist: Harold Berens
Panellist: Ted Lune
Singer/inter-round notes: Marie Benson
Musicians/inter-round notes: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Rawicz and Landauer

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Presented by: Russell Turner

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.

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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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