• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

on People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.


Producer: George Angell

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Racing at Aintree

The first visit of television outside broadcast cameras to the Grand National course to see the principal race of the day.

3.15 The Molyneux Steeplechase
for five-year-olds and upwards over two miles and about four furlongs

Commentators, Peter O'Sullevan and Peter Bromley with Clive Graham in the paddock
See page 9


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Bromley
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Slim for Health: 5: Sticking to your Diet

To know what foods to include in a healthy diet is only half the battle, the other half is to learn to eat the new way. Isobel Barnett interviews two doctors, one who has made a special study of hypnosis, and the other who runs an obesity clinic.


Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Mainly for Women: Cookery Club

Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the competition for a Christmas pudding and demonstrates her recipe.
(to 16.10 app.)


Cook/presenter: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

Toys, model railways, games, stories, cartoons
A weekly programme for younger viewers with Christopher Trace, Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Boots and Saddles: The Strange Death of Trooper Jones

An episode in the exciting film series about the U.S. Fifth Cavalry.
Trying to dodge justice, a young man joins the Cavalry but later deserts. When Indians trail the patrol he saves the troop by drawing the Indians' fire. At last faced with the law, help comes to him from an unexpected quarter.

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Junior Sportsview
Today's edition includes:
Improve Your Swimming
with Olympic Gold Medallist Judy Grinham
and Films and reports from the world of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Swimmer (Improve Your Swimming): Judy Grinham
Presented by: Tom Millett
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Starr and Company: Calculated Risk

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Barbara Burnham
Script: Tom Espie
Arthur Gilbert: Graham Crowden
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Jennie: Stella Richman
Barley: Edward Evans
Gordon: Stratford Johns
Grover: Brown Derby
Security man: John Richmond
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Len Forbes: Glenn Williams
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Mrs. Childs: Betty Cooper
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Councillor Huxtable: Harold G. Robert
Waiter: Horace Sequiera

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant and Noel Harrison.
See page 4


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Vera Lynn Sings

In which Vera meets again Semprini
Some pages of her Record Album are turned by The Lynnettes
Also with her are Virginia Lewis and The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and Guest Artists.


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The Lynnettes
[Actress]: Virginia Lewis
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Look: The Scottish Highlands

A series of wild-life programmes
Introduced by Peter Scott.

The birds of the Highlands are seen in their haunts in the glens and on the hills; beside tiny mountain burns and the fast-flowing waters of the glen streams; by peaceful lochs and in the ancient pine forests.
George Waterston, Scottish Representative of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, shows Peter Scott extracts from a special film made by the Society during 1956 and 1957.
(BBC recording)
This programme will be repeated later in Children's Television
See page 5


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: George Waterston
Photographed by: George Edwards
Photographed by: Christopher Mylne
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: You Take Over: 4: The Racing-Car Team Manager

A series of dramatised documentaries devised and written by Geoffrey Bellman and John Whitney.

This series puts you, the viewer, in the place of an individual holding a position of authority and responsibility at a moment of decision. You see an unfamiliar and exciting world through his eyes.
Tonight you are the Manager of a team of racing cars half an hour before the start of an international race.


Devised and written by: Geoffrey Bellman
Devised and written by: John Whitney
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Leonard Cottrell

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Royal Navy

at the Caird Hall, Dundee
A ringside seat at some of the bouts in tonight's tournament.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Celebrity Recital

Paul Badura-Skoda (piano)
Sonata in D (K. 576).. Mozart
Three Moments Musicaux, Op. 94 Schubert


Pianist: Paul Badura-Skoda
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: Personal Playhouse: Love thy Neighbour

by Robin Hill.
In which Bernard Braden is seen in the main role and heard as all the other characters presents tonight...
(Produced on film by Henry Caldwell Productions Ltd.)


Writer: Robin Hill
[Actor]: Bernard Braden

: News Summary

followed by Weather, Road Works Report 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