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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into floor coverings conducted by Isobel Barnett.

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

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Telefilm)
Hostess of the week from 4.0-5.0: Susan Franks


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird
Hostess (continuity): Susan Franks

: Wynford Vaughan Thomas: "...And there was I"

Wynford Vaughan Thomas recalls exciting moments from his life as a commentator.


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: It Takes All Sorts

A random and fairly light-hearted sample from this year's British Industries Fair at Earls Court taken by Brian Johnston, Alexander Moyes and Douglas Fleming with the "Roving Eye".


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Presenter: Alexander Moyes
Presenter: Douglas Fleming

: 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: lnky's Bath Night
with Molly Blake.

Stranger than Fiction
The first of a series of films about mysterious and unusual places and things that you can see in Great Britain.

Don Dances - 2
How many ways of dancing are there? Don Tasker gives the answer in a series of four programmes.

We Collect Animals
Gerald and Jacqueline Durrell show why the life of an animal collector is not an easy one.
They introduce some animals and show film and drawings.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter/dancer (Don Dances): Don Tasker
Presenter (We Collect Animals): Gerald Durrell
Presenter (We Collect Animals): Jacqueline Durrell

: Nigerian Journey

A film record of the visit to Nigeria of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
(A BBC Television Film)

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
with Isobel Barnett. Zoe Gall, 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 Gall
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.


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 Joan Regan, Line Renaud, Dave King and Eddie Calvert, The Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Joan Regan
Singer: Line Renaud
Singer: Dave King
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

: J.B. Priestley on Books and Authors

The fifth in a fortnightly series of programmes.


Presenter: J.B. Priestley

: Top Town: Round One: Second heat: Blackburn v. Stoke-on-Trent

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 1956 title.
Judges -
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.

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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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