• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

This week he advises on: Lifting and harvesting shallots; feeding the hanging basket; pricking out wallflowers and calceolarias.
His guest today is Harold Mills who specialises in delphiniums. He illustrates the great improvements made in these during the past few years and deals with their cultivation and care.
From the BBC's Midland Television studios
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Harold Mills
Producer: John Farrington

: Rose Room Quintet

Led by Louis Stevens with Doreen Lane (soprano)
A programme of light music introduced from the piano by Patrick Harvey.


Musicians: Rose Room Quintet
[Quintet] led by: Louis Stevens
Soprano: Doreen Lane
Pianist/presenter: Patrick Harvey
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Le Quatorze Juillet

Direct from Marseilles.
Viewers are invited to join the people of France's second city in the celebration of their country's national day.
The scene described by Michael Henderson.
Presented by Robin Scott in collaboration with Alexandre Tarta of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented by: Robin Scott

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: The Earl of Harewood, Sir William Holford, James Robertson Justice, Alan Bullock.
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust' [address removed]


Panellist: Sir William Holford
Panellist: James Robertson Justice
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: The Good Samaritan

It is hard to understand the attitude of a man who would deny children the magic of the circus. But such a man can change to a surprising extent, once he has witnessed the generosity of heart belonging to circus folk.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Ben Farmer: Robert Foulk
Himself: Bimbo, the baby elephant

: Children's Television: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

A film story told by Johnny Morris.
(Film produced by F.W.U. Institute, Munich)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Producer: Tony Soper

: Children's Television: Huntingtower

[Starring] James Hayter and Richard Wordsworth in John Buchan's exciting mystery.
Adapted by Judith Kerr.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: Judith Kerr
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Wee Jaikie: Graham Harper
Princess Saskia: Dudy Nimmo
Dickson McCunn: James Hayter
Eugenie: Helen Misener
John Heritage: Richard Wordsworth
Dougal: Leo Maguire
Thomas Yownie: Roy Hines
Peter Patterson: Bernard Livesey
Old Foghorn: Terry Cooke
Napoleon: Frazer Hines
Mrs Morran: Jean Taylor-Smith
Sir Archie: Anthony Sharp
Piper: Pipe-Major Robertson
Chief Constable: Willoughby Gray
Loudon: John Laurie
Maid: Barbara Leslie
Big Willie: Michael Brennan
Eppie: Edna Petrie
Dobson: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Leon: Colin Douglas
Spidel: Roger Delgado
Others taking part: Grace Webb
Others taking part: Frank Strickland
Others taking part: Clare Goddard
Others taking part: David Fleming
Others taking part: Terry Baker
Others taking part: Hedger Wallace
Others taking part: Penelope Williams
Others taking part: Daphne Green
Others taking part: David Courtney
Others taking part: Nina Kaye
Others taking part: Louis Gibb

: Children's Television: Come Aboard the Commodore

Roger Pilkington finds more of the story of the Christian Church along the waterways of Sweden.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Roger Pilkington

: Meeting Point: St Mark's Story of Jesus

Dr. T. W. Manson of Manchester University sketches the attitudes of mind in those who knew Jesus, reconstructs the events of their time. and retells the Gospel story so as to point its relevance for us today.
From the BBC's North of England Television studios


Presenter: Dr T. W. Manson
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: News

: The Weather

: The Phil Silvers Show: Army Memoirs

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko is in disgrace and loses his stripes. The news that he is writing his memoirs causes such consternation in the camp that he soon gets them back.


Sgt Ernie Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Excerpts from Tom Arnold's Brighton Ice Circus of 1957

from the Sports Stadium, Brighton.


Producer: Laurence Green
Choreography: Ross Taylor
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Magnificent Egoist

by Hugh Ross Williamson.
Adapted for television by Michael Voysey.
[Starring] Rupert Davies
The action of the play starts on June 23, 1789, and ends on April 2, 1791, during the transition period from monarchy to republic in France.


Author: Hugh Ross Williamson
Adapted by: Michael Voysey
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Stephen Bundy
The King's Messenger: Peter Augustine
Gabriel Mirabeau: Rupert Davies
The Marquis de Mirabeau his father: Arthur Ridley
Sophie, his mistress: Sonia Dresdel
Henriette: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
La Marck, an Austrian nobleman: Anton Diffring
Robespierre, a lawyer: Cyril Shaps
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France: Vera Fusek
Paul, a gardener: Jack Rodney
Frochot, Mirabeau's secretary: John Cazabon
Cabanis, Mirabeau's physician: Kenneth Edwards
Marie Sophie's companion: Mary Jones
Courtier: Brian Sheehy
Concierge: Rose Howlett
Prostitute: Fenella Fielding
Foreman: Eric Lugg
Old Man: Beckett Bould
News vendor: John Baker
Deputies,: citizens, rabble, in the streets, etc. [uncredited]

: From Me to You

[Starring] Pat Kirkwood
Co-starring Hubert Gregg and this week's guest star Joan Heal.
The Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black


Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Performer: Hubert Gregg
Guest: Joan Heal
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Stanley Black
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestrations: Bert Thompson
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Dance direction: Irving Davies
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Production: Francis Essex

: Le Quatorze Juillet

See column 1 and page 4
(In collaboration with Alexandre Tarta of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise)


Unknown: Alexandre Tarta

: News

: The Epilogue

The Rev. H. Wallace Bird talks about the quite remarkable sense of God in a famous Dutch painting - 'The Old Woman Praying' by Nicholas Maes.
See top of column followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. H. Wallace Bird

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