• 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 Kempton Park

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Kempton Park Racecourse to see some of the principal races on the first day of the January Meeting.

2.0 Weybridge Novice Steeplechase over two-and-a-half miles

2.30 Lonsdale Handicap Hurdle over two miles

3.0 Easter Hero Handicap Steeplechase over three miles m

Harry Middleton identifies the runners and riders in the Paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Harry Middleton
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Mainly for Women: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

The fourth of a new weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland studio
A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price is. 9d.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Ribbon Trap

Bruce Seton in a film from this series.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 16.05)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: David Copperfield: Episode 4

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.

In which takes place a famous meeting between Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Murdstone. And in which David is sent from Dover to Canterbury where he is a new boy in more senses than one.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Leonard Cracknell
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Richard Babley ('Mr Dick'): Richard Goolden
Janet: Ann Cherry
Mr Edward Murdstone: William Devlin
Miss Jane Murdstone: Dorothy Black
Mr Wickfield: George Skillan
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Agnes Wickfield: Valerie Smith

: Children's Television: Rhythm

Presented by the Don Harper Quartet.


Musicians: The Don Harper Quartet

: Children's Television: Filmland

Jess Yates invites you to join him for news and views from the world of films.
and Off the Set; Come and Meet a Star
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Jess Yates
Presented by: Richard Evans

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Up for the Cup: Second Round: Blackpool v. Accrington Stanley

McDonald Hobley invites you Up for the Cup.
A new fortnightly test of knowledge, skill, and cunning between football supporters' clubs.
Linesman, Leslie Welch
Devised and written by Dennis Yates.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Linesman: Leslie Welch
Devised and written by: Dennis Yates
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Travellers' Tales: Lapland Summer

Per Hast, the Norwegian explorer, shows another film he has taken during his travels in the remoter parts of the world.


Presenter/filmmaker: Per Hast
Producer: David Attenborough

: Vanity Fair: Episode 5

by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman and Alan Badel
The action takes place in Mr. John Pooler's house, Fulham; Becky's house in Curzon Street; and Mr. Osborne's house, Russell Square. Time: 1816


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapter: Constance Cox
Adapter: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Mr John Sedley: Graham Stuart
Major Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Mrs John Sedley: Marian Spencer
Amelia: Petra Davies
Becky: Joyce Redman
Lord Steyne: George Curzon
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Osborne,Senior: Henry Oscar
Trotter, Becky's footman: Brian Hayes
Miss Briggs: Barbara Leake
Jane Osborne: Ursula Hanray
Mr Osborne's butler: Walter Horsbrugh
Mr Moss: Christopher Steele
Night watchman: John Dunbar

: A Home of Their Own

On the eve of the Latvian Independence Day BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit a hostel at Westwells, in Wiltshire, where men who have been forced to leave the Baltic countries and the Ukraine are able to accommodate their families until they can find "a home of their own".
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: Donald Baverstock

: News

: Bransby Williams: Faces in the Fire: 5

(A BBC telerecording)
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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