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: Greenwich Time Signal; The Burns and Allen Show: Quiet Please

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Talk of Many Things

Richard Attenborough and his guests Talk of Many Things.


Presenter: Richard Attenborough

: Concert Hour

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Alexander Young (tenor), Chin Yu (hand mime), Sara Medina (piano)
(Chin Yu is appearing in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Stanford Robinson
Tenor: Alexander Young
Hand Mime: Chin Yu
Pianist: Sara Medina

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says This Is Your Life to today's principal subject in a programme devised by Ralph Edwards.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Brains Trust

Dr. J. Bronowski, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Gwyn Thomas, Lord David Cecil
Question-Master, Alan Melville


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Question-Master: Alan Melville

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Children's Television

Ice Pantomime Preview
A brief visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, where rehearsals are in progress for tonight's television excerpts from "Babes in the Wood on Ice".
Introduced by Brian Johnston.

Children's International Newsreel

Jesus of Nazareth: Part 3
Written and produced by Joy Harington.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Ice Pantomime Preview): Brian Johnston
Narrator (Jesus of Nazareth): John Glen
Writer/producer (Jesus of Nazareth): Joy Harington
Religious adviser (Jesus of Nazareth): Robert C. Walton
Designer (Jesus of Nazareth): Richard Henry
Film sequences - cameraman (Jesus of Nazareth): Peter Sargent
Film sequences - editor (Jesus of Nazareth): John Pullen
Jesus: Tom Fleming
Simon: Powys Thomas
Andrew: John Glen
James: Richard Grant
John: Michael Bryant
Simon's mother-in-law: Blanche Fothergill
Philip: Philip Guard
James Alphaus: John Baker
Thaddeus: Alan Rolfe
Paralysed man: Robert Mooney
Thomas: John Dunbar
Judas: Anthony Jacobs
A father: John Franklyn
Little boy: Kevin Kelly
Pharisee: Derek Birch
Matthew: Robert Gillespie
Roman soldier: Philip Latham
Little girl: Rajanl Anand
Jairus: Peter Smallwood
Servant to Jairus: Donald Cashfleld
Jalrus's wife: Mercia Mansfield
Jalrus's daughter: Julia Puccini

: Babes in the Wood on Ice

Excerpts from Sir Arthur Elvin's ice pantomime.
[Starring] Jimmy Jewel, Ben Warriss and Jacqueline du Bief
Specialities by: Dru and Dijon, Bendova and Son, The Four Eskimos.
The Empire Pool Choir
The Empire Pool Orchestra under the direction of Bertram Willis
A special performance before an invited audience.
From the Empire Pool, Wembley.


Production: Sir Arthur Elvin
Devised and produced by: Gerald Palmer
Choreography: Beatrice Livesey
Dancers: Dru and Dijon
Performers: Bendova and Son
Clowns/skaters: The Four Eskimos
Singers: The Empire Pool Choir
Musicians: The Empire Pool Orchestra
Orchestra under the direction of: Bertram Willis
Book: Maurice Cowan
Decor: Edward Delaney
Costumes designed by: Anthony Holland
Original music composed by: Reginald Swinney
Commentator: Brian Johnston
The Town Crier: Paul Stapleton
Nurse Germoline: Johnny Ladd
Simon: Derek James
Sally: Anne Yeates
Baron Stoneybroke, their uncle: George Stevens
Maid Marian: Jinx Clark
Marmaduke: Jimmy Jewel
Horace: Ben Warriss
A Yokel: Bobby Coe
The Sheriff of Nottingham: Bob Woods
Robin Hood: Jacqueline du Bief
Friar Tuck: Arthur Woodjetts
Little John: James Peacock
The voices of the Characters: Arthur Gomez
The voices of the Characters: Jan Haley
The voices of the Characters: Michael Moore
The voices of the Characters: Anne Morley
The voices of the Characters: John Boulter
The voices of the Characters: Sally Anderson
The voices of the Characters: Len Maley
The voices of the Characters: Merle Lydon

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Haul for the Shore

A comedy by Jean McConnell.
[Starring] Charles Victor, Robert Brown, Joan Newell


Author: Jean McConnell
Producer: Douglas Allen
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Sarah Trowt: Everley Gregg
Jem Burden: Charles Victor
Richard Pengelly, his nephew: Robert Brown
Polly Ipplepen: Joan Newell
Constable William Widdon: Victor Platt
Maisie: Fanny Carby
Dr. Clifford: Gordon Bell
First visitor: Edward Higgins
Second visitor: Nigel Beard
Fisherman: Meadows White
The Rev. Leslie Fox, Vicar of Tremerran Cove: Kevin Stoney
Petrock Pook: George Woodbridge

: David Oistrakh (violin)

Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
(David Oistrakh and Vladimir Yampolsky appear by permission of Harold Holt, Ltd.)


Violinist: David Oistrakh
Pianist: Vladimir Yampolsky

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones

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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