• 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

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Birds and Fish as Pets
Some entrants to the National Exhibition' of Cage Birds and Aquaria.

Men in Your Life
A new series introducing some of the men who influence the everyday life of women.

Make and Meet
Enterprises of pleasure and profit in making things and meeting people.

To Entertain You
Denis Martin
At the piano, Jimmy Bailey

Doctor's Advice
A doctor tells you how to help yourself.

Introduced by Jeanne Kent.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 7-Checked Blouse
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley
Instructions for making all the garments described in these programmes are contained in a pamphlet "Quick and Easy Dressmaking" (9d.). Photographs of the garments are published separately, also at 9d. A folder (Is. 9d.) is available to hold these and later pamphlets on other subjects. All these can be obtained from BBC Publications [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


Singer (To Entertain You): Denis Martin
Pianist (To Entertain You): Jimmy Bailey
Item presenter (Doctor's Advice): A doctor [name uncredited]
Presenter: Jeanne Kent
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Children's Television

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat.

5.40 Children's International Newsreel

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Drawings (Playbox): Tony Hart
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Permit to View

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
Jack: Peter Bryant
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Mrs Wilberforce: Winifred Evans
Mr Charrington-Smith: Nigel Arkwright
Mrs Charrington-Smith: Ellen Pollock
Lettice: Carolyn Pertwee
Police Constable: Michael Hall

: Look: Flight

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by James Fisher.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Tony Soper

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade
featuring the BBC Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today and tomorrow with Winifred Atwell, The Hedley Ward Trio, Janie Marden, The Stargazers, Matt Monro and the Show Band Singers.
See page 6


Presenter/bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: The BBC Show Band
Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Group: The Hedley Ward Trio
Singer: Janie Marden
Singers: The Stargazers
Singer: Matt Monro
Singers: The Show Band Singers
Designer: Ted Southcott
Production scenes staged by: Mark Stuart
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Sportsview

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


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

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Crowded House

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Crowded House


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Commonwealth Magazine

A film record of life, people, and places.
Made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments

: A Thousandth of a Millimetre

A short Italian film.
Commentary spoken by Kenneth Kendall.
There is a limit to the range of vision of the naked human eye, but science comes to its aid with the infinite accuracy of instruments which measure perfectly.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presented for television by: Peggy Miller
Narrator: Kenneth Kendall

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