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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into vacuum cleaners conducted by Isobel Barnett.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film of the fine woollen blouse demonstrated last Wednesday.

Fashion Report
To put you in the picture with news from the fashion front.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Reporter (Fashion Report): Iris Ashley
Producer (Fashion Report): Frederick Knapman

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces:

George Cansdale and his animal guests

Ion Trant who shows some more film about life on his Welsh farm

Specially for Deaf Children
Ossie Noble with Harold Taylor and Carlos with his pigeons.

Reg Darnley and his holiday harmonica

A strip cartoon for television drawn by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: George Cansdale
Farmer/filmmaker: Ion Trant
Clown (Specially for Deaf Children): Ossie Noble
Magician (Specially for Deaf Children): Harold Taylor
Guest (Specially for Deaf Children): Carlos
Harmonicist: Reg Darnley
Artist (Packi): Tony Hart
Edited and produced by: Peter Newington
Assisted by: Ronald Eyre

: Tonight

A new early evening programme for all the family.
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Tonight and every night from Monday to Friday Cliff Michelmore introduces a new early evening programme for all the family.
Each edition will bring interviews with people in the news; views from people who never get into the news; sporting comment; reviews of the day's papers; musicians and music; something about travel; stories, puzzles, and up-to-the-minute flashes from the news room.
Among those appearing in "Tonight" this week will be:
Cy Grant, Jonathan Miller, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Lady Baden-Powell, Lord Rowallan, Corodini Junior, Rory McEwen, John Metcalf, Sydney Jacobson, Jenny Nasmyth, Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times - the 1950s pages 22 December 2019
The Name's the Same - Recycled Titles 31 May 2019

: Monday Melody

The Singers: Barbara Lyon, Victor Labati and The Longshoremen
The Dancer: Margarita
The Orchestra: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra with Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
The Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
From the BBC's North of England studios


Singer: Barbara Lyon
Singer: Victor Labati
Singers: The Longshoremen
Dancer: Margarita
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Eric Miller

: News and Behind the Headlines

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Here is the News 11 October 2015

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Music written by: James Turner
Research: Peter Moore
Research: Nigel Ward
Script: Gale Pedrick
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Theatre Night: An excerpt from: The Member Of The Wedding

A play by Carson McCullers.
The action takes place in a backyard and kitchen in a small town in Georgia.
The time is August 1945
A special performance before an invited audience from the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London (by arrangement with the English Stage Company)
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Writer: Carson McCullers
Director: Tony Richardson
Setting: Alan Tagg
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson
Frankie Addams: Geraldine McEwan
Jarvis: Richard Pasco
Janice: Greta Watson
Berenice Sadie Brown: Bertice Reading
Royal Addams: James Dyrenforth
John Henry West: John Hall
Barney McKean: Garry Nesbitt
Helen Fletcher: Susan Westerby
Doris: Dudy Nimmo
Schoolgirl: Ann Dickens
T. T. Williams: Orlando Martins
Honey Camden Brown: Errol John
Soldier: Neville Jacobson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors-using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces Off the Record, featuring Line Renaud, Jimmy Young, Inia Te Wiata, Dennis Lotis, Suzi Miller, Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, The Concert Orchestra and The George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Line Renaud
Singer: Jimmy Young
Baritone: Inia Te Wiata
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Dancer: Suzi Miller
Musicians: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Meet Jeanne Heal

A fortnightly series of programmes in which Jeanne Heal talks to her visitors on a topic of her choice.


Presenter/interviewer: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
In this edition:
An interview, filmed in Paris, between Josephine Douglas and Ingrid Bergman, who stars in "Anastasia" with Yul Brynner.
Sir Arthur Bliss talks about composing music for the screen.
And scenes from:
"Anastasia" an American version of the stage and television play about Princess Anastasia of Russia.
"Slander" (starring Steve Cochran): a film about American gossip magazines; and an interview with Rene MacColl of the Daily Express about these magazines.
"The Wrong Man": a new Alfred Hitchcock film starring Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, and Anthony Quayle.
"The Passionate Stranger", starring Margaret Leighton and Sir Ralph Richardson.
(Films by courtesy of Twentieth Century-Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., and British Lion)
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Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Christopher Doll
Interviewer: Josephine Douglas
Interviewee: Ingrid Bergman
Interviewee: Sir Arthur Bliss
Interviewee: Rene MacColl

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.

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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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