• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Backyard Poultry-Keeping: 4
H. Temperton, D.sc., Director of the National Poultry Research Station at Harper Adams, advises on the importance of choosing the right foods for laying hens.

Cookery Club
John H. Potterton, one of Britain's leading confectioners, shows how to ice and decorate the Christmas cake.

Patchwork Wool Knee-Rugs Competition
The judges, Joan Gilbert, Margaret Rourke, and Doreen Harris of the W.V.S., comment on the display of entries and meet the makers of the three winning knee-rugs.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Talk It Over
Arranged and introduced by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain.


Presenter/Judge (Patchwork Wool Knee-Rugs Competition): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): H. Temperton
Item presenter (Cookery Club): John H. Potterton
Judge (Patchwork Wool Knee-Rugs Competition): Margaret Rourke
Judge (Patchwork Wool Knee-Rugs Competition): Doreen Harris
Arranged and introduced by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents..

A Trayful of Trouble
with Moris and Mitch.
The business of running a hotel is not all a cup of tea, as Moris and Mitch find out in this comedy sketch.

5.10 Sketch Club
Adrian Hill announces the prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: "The Travellers"

5.30 Look: Wild Spain
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by James Fisher.
Earlier this year a party of ornithologists visited the Coto Donana in the South of Spain. James Fisher, who took part in the expedition, introduces Guy Mountfort, the leader, and Eric Hosking, and they show film made by other members of the party.
This includes the first sequences ever made of the Red Kite.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

(to 18.00)


Comedians (A Trayful of Trouble): Moris and Mitch
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (Look): James Fisher
Guest (Look): Guy Mountfort
Guest (Look): Eric Hosking
Producer (Look): Tony Soper

: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party: Come Our Way

A film produced by the Conservative Central Office, featuring some of the younger members of the Party.

: An excerpt from The Gang Show, 1956

(Presented by the Boy Scouts Association)
An All-Scout Revue.
Written and produced by Ralph Reader.
From the Golders Green Hippodrome, London.


Writer/producer: Ralph Reader
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Great Scott - It's Maynard!

Written by Lewis Schwarz and Eric Merriman.
[Starring] Bill Maynard and Terry Scott
with Patti Lewis, The King Brothers, Lillemor Knudsen, Pat Coombs, Dennis Chinnery, John Vyvyan, Tottie Truman Taylor, Brian Badcoe.


Writer: Lewis Schwarz
Writer: Eric Merriman
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Duncan Wood Comedian: Bill Maynard
Comedian: Terry Scott
Singer: Patti Lewis
Singers: The King Brothers
[Actress]: Lillemor Knudsen
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Dennis Chinnery
[Actor]: John Vyvyan
[Actress]: Tottie Truman Taylor
[Actor]: Brian Badcoe

: The Rescuers

by Islwyn Williams.
[Starring] John Robinson and Glyn Houston
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: Islwyn Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Smith: David Mann
Graham: John Darran
Company spokesman: Derek Birch
Dafydd: Glanffrwd James
Lew: Jack Walters
Rhys: W. H. Williams
Howells: Emrys Cleaver
Walters: Emrys Leyshon
Galloway: Richard Bebb
Wales: John Robinson
Gwilym Thomas: Dillwyn Owen
Isaac Pride: Glyn Houston
Other parts played by: Raymond Brace
Other parts played by: Charles Brice
Other parts played by: Denis Curthoys
Other parts played by: Mary Arter Evans
Other parts played by: Carol Fraser-Bunn
Other parts played by: Bernard Hughes
Other parts played by: Frank Hughes
Other parts played by: Hubert Hughson
Other parts played by: Derek Hunt
Other parts played by: J. Hugh Jones
Other parts played by: Frances Keyte
Other parts played by: Bruce Mayne
Other parts played by: Evan Morgan
Other parts played by: Cyril Phillips
Other parts played by: Nigel Williams

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.
Viewers who have problems which they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Mozart

Bom January 27, 1756; Died December 5, 1791
An anniversary tribute by William Glock.


Presenter: William Glock

: Newsreel

Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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.

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