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: Badminton: 1956 All England Championships Finals

From the Empress Hall, London.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harold Morland
Presented for television by: Robin Scott

: Rugby Union Football: Scotland v. England - The Calcutta Cup

Commentary on this international match by Michael Henderson and Peter West.
From Murrayfield, Edinburgh.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Peter West
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: Amos "n" Andy: Counterfeiters Rent Basement

A box of chocolates and a printing press add up to trouble for Andy and Kingfish.

: Children's Television: North of the Rio Grande

For Older Children
[Starring] Hopalong Cassidy
Another exciting adventure film.
(to 18.00)

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; The Weather; Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: My Friend Charles: Episode 2

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Alan Bromly
Dr. Howard Latimer: Stephen Murray
Detective-Inspector Dane: John Arnatt
Nurse Kay: Anne Ridler
Dr. George Kimber: Geoffrey Chater
Ken Palmer: Francis Matthews
Robert Brady: Rupert Davies
Geoffrey Windsor: Bryan Coleman
Charles Kaufmann: Martin Kane

: Round the Bend

Jon Pertwee goes Round the Bend with Boscoe Holder and his Caribbean Dancers, Angele Durand singing star from Switzerland, The Distefano Twins from Italy with Peter Haigh, Dick Emery, Gretchen Franklin, Dorothy Fraser, Silvia Herklots, Margaret Pollen, Denny Bettis, Ron Taylor, Terence Theobald and Vincent Logan.


Presenter/Comedian/Additional material: Jon Pertwee
Dancers: Boscoe Holder and his Caribbean Dancers
Singer: Angele Durand
Performers: The Distefano Twins
Performer: Peter Haigh
Performer: Dick Emery
Performer: Gretchen Franklin
Performer: Dorothy Fraser
Performer: Silvia Herklots
Dancer: Margaret Pollen
Dancer: Denny Bettis
Dancer: Ron Taylor
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Dancer: Vincent Logan
Scriptwriter: S.C. Green
Scriptwriter: R.M. Hills
Designer: Audley Southcott
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Saturday-Night Out

Join "The Man with the Mike"
See things happen, When they happen, Where they happen


A programme presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Movie Museum

Another film in this series which shows excerpts from films made in the early days of the cinema.

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on Your Screen Tonight
Outside broadcast and sportsview unit film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

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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