• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Racing at Newmarket

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Newmarket racecourse on the second day of the Houghton Meeting to see three of the afternoon's principal races.

2.0 The Ladbroke Handicap Stakes over two miles

2.40 The Cambridgeshire Stakes over one mile and one furlong

3.15 The Houghton Stakes over the Rowley Mile

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Tony Cooke
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Meeting Place
Felicity Ashbee describes an unusual holiday she recently enjoyed in remote villages of Yugoslavia.

How they said it
Denise Robins recalls proposals of marriage made by well-known characters from famous novels. They are portrayed by Elaine Usher and Anthony Tancred.

It's Hallowe'en
British and American versions of how to celebrate this ancient festival.
Anne Sheppard tells a ghost story for Hallowe'en.

Introduced by Jeanne Kent.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 3: Beret and Waistcoat
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
Instructions for making all the garments described in this series of programmes can be obtained from [address removed]
Price (including a folder in which to keep this and later pamphlets) 2s. 6d. post free.


Item presenter (Meeting Place): Felicity Ashbee
Item presenter (How they said it): Denise Robins
[Actress] (How they said it): Elaine Usher
[Actor] (How they said it): Anthony Tancred
Storyteller (It's Hallowe'en): Anne Sheppard
Presenter (Twice Twenty): Jeanne Kent
Producer (Twice Twenty): Richard Gilbert
Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.20)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

with Rolf Harris.

The Adventures of Pierre: 3 - In the Cafe
A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber.

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat and another round of "Do You Know?" an Inter-regional competition.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Willoughby): Rolf Harris
Voice (Willoughby): Peter Hawkins
Writer (The Adventures of Pierre): C. E. Webber
Producer (The Adventures of Pierre): John Hunter Blair
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Drawings (Playbox): Tony Hart
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: No Peace for Dad

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Jim: Manville Tarrant
Miss Burge: Etain O'Dell
A workman: Robert Young

: At Home: Sir Ian Fraser, M.P.

Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.


Interviewee: Sir Ian Fraser, M.P.
Presenter/interviewer: Richard Dimbleby
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: For Hallowe'en: I Married a Witch

[Starring] Veronica Lake and Fredric March
The famous film directed by Rene Clair.


Director: Rene Clair
Jennifer: Veronica Lake
Wallace Wooley: Fredric March
Dr Dudley White: Robert Benchley
Estelle Masterson: Susan Hayward

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Vic Oliver Presents

music and comedy stars and personalities.
Tonight his guests include: Cyril Fletcher, Ronnie Hilton, Albert and Les Ward, Jean Campbell.


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Comedian: Cyril Fletcher
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Musical comedian: Albert Ward
Musical comedian: Les Ward
Singer/dancer: Jean Campbell
Orchestra conducted by: Vic Oliver
Associate conductor: Philip Martell
Announcer: Alex Macintosh
Designer: John Cooper
Choreographer: Michel de Lutry
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The Day Ahead

: News

: Cabaret

from the Roosevelt Memorial (Polio) Fund Hallowe'en Ball.
[Starring] Vera-Ellen
with David Nixon, Petula Clark and Joe Henderson.
From the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.


Dancer: Vera-Ellen
Magician: David Nixon
Singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Joe Henderson
Presented for television by: Eddie Fraser

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.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel