• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Here Stands a Church

A Morning Service from Croydon Parish Church.
Conducted by the Vicar, The Rev. Canon W. Warren Hunt.
For a thousand years a church has stood on the site of the present building. This morning, at a special service, the people of Croydon give thanks for their inheritance, remember those who have preached and worshipped there, and seek guidance for the days to come.
(to 12.00)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Canon W. Warren Hunt
Organist: Derek Holman, F.R.C.O.

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: The Royal Show

Introduced by John Cherrington.
A filmed survey, with on-the-spot interviews, of the Royal Agricultural Society of England's annual event, held this year at Cambridge.
Cattle: Harry Hunt
Sheep: Harry Soan
Pigs: David Parsons
Machinery: John Hawkins
Filmed by the BBC's Midland and Agricultural Film Units


Presenter: John Cherrington
Commentator (Cattle): Harry Hunt
Commentator (Sheep): Harry Soan
Commentator (Pigs): David Parsons
Commentator (Machinery): John Hawkins
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch
Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad yng ngofal
Robert S. Evans
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

: Llangollen

Ein hymweliad olaf y flwyddyn hon a. maes yr Eisteddfod i ffarwelio &'r cantorion a'r dawnswyr sydd ar fin mynd yn 61 i'w gwahanol wledydd
Y cyflwyno gan HYWELDAVIES
Y cynhyrchu gan DAVID J. THOMAS


Unknown: David J. Thomas

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko and the Chaplain

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Although he can't stop Bilko going to San Francisco, Colonel Hall does the next best thing and sends the Chaplain to keep an eye on him in the city of bright lights and temptation. But the Colonel has to get them both out of trouble.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio

and Arthur Jones at the electronic organ also featuring Diana Noble, Joy Negal and Steve Martin.


Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell with his Trio
Organist: Arthur Jones
Performer: Diana Noble
Singer: Joy Negal
Singer: Steve Martin
Designer: Barry Newbery
Production: Richard Afton

: Sealed Cargo

A film drama.
[Starring] Dana Andrews, Philip Dorn and Claude Rains

An exciting wartime story of espionage on the high seas, when the wrecking of an innocent-looking windjammer leads to the discovery of enemy U-boat activities.


Director: Alfred Werker
Pat Bannon: Dana Andrews
Margaret McLean: Carla Balenda
Skalder: Claude Rains
Conrad: Philip Dorn
McLean: Onslow Stevens
Steve: Skip Homeier

: News from the Zoos: Paignton

A weekly series of visits to zoos in Great Britain and in Europe.
Introduced by James Fisher.


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited and programme presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tales of the Riverbank

A new series of story films about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river. In this episode the Hamster and Roderick Rat become involved in a speed-trial between the Turtle and the Frog.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: St. Ives: 5: The Assembly Ball

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted in six episodes by Rex Tucker.
[Starring] William Russell, Audrey Nicholson and Andrew Crawford


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by: Rex Tucker
Dances arranged by: Denis Palmer
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Richard West
St Ives: William Russell
Rowley: Bunny May
Mrs McRankine: Patsy Smart
Ronald Gilchrist: Peter Myers
Dalmahoy: Andrew Crawford
Flora Gilchrist: Audrey Nicholson
Miss Gilchrist: Rosemary Scott
Flunkey: Ray Smith
Major Chevenix: Frederick Treves
Alain: Denis Goacher
First Bow St. Runner: John Harrison
Second Bow St. Runner: Harold Reese
Third Bow St. Runner: John Charnley

: The Return of the Osprey

During the last five or six years the osprey, a large bird of prey that feeds almost exclusively on fish, has been trying to breed in Scotland after a lapse of nearly fifty years.
Bruce Campbell shows film of this fascinating bird, and introduces Philip Brown and George Waterston, of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, who have organised the measures taken to ensure its successful breeding.
Presented by the Natural History Unit


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Guest: Philip Brown
Guest: George Waterston
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Sunday Special: Seaside Holiday

In which Alan Protheroe asks Richard Evans, Coxswain of the Moelfre Lifeboat, about the adventure of a rescue at sea.


Presenter: Alan Protheroe
Guest: Richard Evans
Producer: John Owen Jones
Director: Ifor Rees

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: Morals Without Authority?

from Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire where for the past few days a residential course has been discussing:
Morals Without Authority?
Taking part: Barbara Wootton, The Rev. Kenneth Slack, Paul Cherrington, Warden of Urchfont and the students of Urchfont.


Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: The Rev. Kenneth Slack
Panellist: Paul Cherrington
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: The News

: My Word!

The popular radio panel game's first television appearance.
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge Nancy Spain and Denis Norden.
Chairman, Jack Longland
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Devised by: Tony Shryane
Devised by: Edward J. Mason
Panellist: E. Arnot Robertson
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Denis Norden
Chairman: Jack Longland
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: June Evening

A play by Bill Naughton.
Adapted for television by the author.
The baby played by Francis Cleverdon
The action takes place in Bolton on an evening in June 1921.


Author/Adapted by: Bill Naughton
Producer: Vivian A. Daniels
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Baby: Francis Cleverdon
Harry Sedwin: John Sharp
Lizzie Sedwin: Marjorie Rhodes
Jimmy Sedwin: Leslie Cotton
Gran Tatlock: Nan Marriott-Watson
Ernie Tatlock: Brian Peck
Beatty Tatlock: Vida Paterson
Fred Whittle: Jack Rodney
Aggie Whittle: Mary Quinn
Win Whittle: Mildred Boardman
Edna Whittle: Jennifer Moss
Benny Whittle: David Jones
Jack Harwood: Bryan Hulme
Polly Harwood: Patricia Haines
Fanny Brighouse: Violet Carson
Bob Hulton: Colin Douglas
Esther Hulton: Patricia Hayes
Teddy Hulton: Stephen Rosenfield
Betsy Booth: Eileen Draycott
Harriet Booth: Jenifer Barlow
Tom O'Sullivan: Will Leighton
Tim O'Sullivan: Ian Piper
Mrs Ditchfleld: Hilda Barry
Mary Anne Lee: Marion Dawson
Nell Stott: Clark Kelly
Alec Scoweroft: Carl Bernard
Organ Grinder: Harry Tardios
Paper Man: James Dixon
Tich: Colin Pearce
Pongo: Norman Heyes
Fred: Michael Goodman
Daft: Douglas Troughton
Sam: Douglas Brear
Joe: David Minton
Mick: John Evans
Maggie: Beverley Wolstenholme
Cissie: Diana Greenhalgh
Edie: Doris Pickles
Phyllis: Carol Whittle
Doll: Susan Bown
Maureen: Sandra Heritage
Vi: Sheryl Griffin

: The News

: A European Sporting Event

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Watching the beautiful game 10 July 2016

: There Was a Door

A story of hope and success in caring for mentally defective people.
A film made for the Manchester Regional Hospital Board by Green Park Productions


Director: Derek Williams
Producer: G. Buckland Smith

: The Epilogue: How Calm are You?

A talk by the Rev. Gordon Lang.


Presenter: The Rev. Gordon Lang

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