• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher
Presented for television by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger - Slim's Boy

Lone Ranger and Tonto meet up with a bandit who is on his way to settle accounts with the sheriff who jailed him eight years ago. Way back the sheriff could out-draw any man in the territory, but now his hands are crippled -and Lone Ranger and Tonto must act fast if they are to avert a tragedy.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School - Bunter on the Warpath

by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 7, 1956)


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Eileen Diss
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Hurree Singh: Barry Barnett
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Skinner: Melvyn Hayes
Snoop: Alaric Cotter

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others:
Lita Roza, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, The Bob Cort Skiffle, Frank Holder, The Tony Kinsey Quintet.


Presenter/producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Lita Roza
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Group: The Bob Cort Skiffle
Percussionist: Frank Holder
Musicians: The Tony Kinsey Quintet
Script: Trevor Peacock

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Today's final visit to the All England Championships, for further play and a review of the prospects at the end of the first week.

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Wells Fargo: Stage to Nowhere

Jim Hardie, the Company's special investigator, is bringing the handcuffed leader of an outlaw band to Denver by stagecoach. In the coach by chance are the prisoner's wife and son. The outlaws ambush the coach in an attempt at rescue. Hardie unlocks the handcuffs.

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Frankie Vaughan Show

(See top of page and page 5)

Starring Britain's popular singer Frankie Vaughan
with Tony Fayne and David Evans, The King Brothers, Audrey Jeans, Carl Ames, Grace O'Connor, Les Weldens, Bert Waller, Johnny Franz, Murray Campbell, Raymond Long
The George Mitchell Singers, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Singer/Presenter: Frankie Vaughan
Comedian: Tony Fayne
Comedian: David Evans
Singers: The King Brothers
Performer: Audrey Jeans
Harpist: Carl Ames
Singer: Grace O'Connor
Equilibrists: Les Weldens
Performer: Bert Waller
Performer: Johnny Franz
Performer: Murray Campbell
Performer: Raymond Long
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Musical Adviser: Bert Waller
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Wideawake: 3: Cork is Drawn

A serial in six episodes by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Jill Adams, Terence Alexander


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Oliver Male: Terence Alexander
Shelley Stayman: Jill Adams
Mr. Cork: Charles Lloyd Pack
Miss Peggs: Myrtle Reed
Ben Hagen: Edward Judd
Whitey: Alfred Lynch
Shon: Glyn Houston
Stayman: Charles Workman
Sergeant Wooler: Fred McNaughton
Hodsell: Jack Lambert
Det. Sergeant James: Frederick Hall
Bobs Wise: Jean Lambert

: From the Light Programme: Music Festival, 1957

Presented by the BBC in association with the London County Council.
Introduced by Roy Williams.
(See below and page 5)

The Light Programme Music Festival of 1957

A special television relay from the Royal Festival Hall, London, from the fifth of a series of concerts
(Simultaneous broadcast with the Light Programme)
At 9.30

"Tubby the Tuba"
Jimmy Edwards tells the story
Charles Brewer plays the tuba
William Byrd is the guest conductor

"Concert Toccata for Organ and Brass"
Composed and played by Charles Spinks
with the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky

"Edward German Medley"
with John Cameron (baritone)
the BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
and the BBC Concert Orchestra


Presenter: Roy Williams
Television Presentation: David Martin
Storyteller (Tubby the Tuba): Jimmy Edwards
Tuba player (Tubby the Tuba): Charles Brewer
Conductor (Tubby the Tuba): William Byrd
Composer/Organist (Concert Toccata for Organ and Brass): Charles Spinks
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Baritone (Edward German Medley): John Cameron
Singers (Edward German Medley): The BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master (Edward German Medley): Leslie Woodgate

: The Greyhound Derby

Peter O'Sullevan and Brian Johnston are with outside broadcast cameras at the White City Stadium, London, to watch this annual classic in the greyhound racing calendar.
See facing page


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television Presentation: Douglas Fleming

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News

and a Film report on the unveiling by H.M. the Queen Mother of the Dunkirk Memorial.
followed by Weather 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