• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: For Sixth Forms: Design for a Scientific Age: The Great Radiation Belts

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: The Victim

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday

: Nature Around Us: 2: A Town Garden

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Y Maes Chwarae

RlIgbi-Pel Droed
Bocsio-Nofio a chwaraeon eraill ar ffilm ac yn y stiwdio
Y cyftwyno gan Dillwyn Owen
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Alun Davies
Sports magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: Modern Navigation

In adverse weather conditions the modern airman or sailor can rely on 'electronic' vision. Radio and radar techniques may be used to calculate position and even to make a map of the area around the ship or aircraft.
Introduced by Henry Brinton.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Henry Brinton
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: John Braybon

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.40 United Hunts' Challenge Cup
A plate of 1.000 sovereigns over three miles and a half
3.20 Champion Hurdle Challenge Cup with 4.000 sovereigns added to a sweepstake over two miles and 125 yards

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep an eye on this week's round-up of Topics to talk about, New things to see,
People worth meeting.
Introduced by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

4.40 Cheltenham Grand Annual Steeplechase Challenge Cup
A handicap of 2,000 sovereigns over two miles and a few yards

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Interlude

: Little Jimmy

The Adventures of a Little Animal.
Drawn and written by Pauline Bewick.
Told by Peter Hawkins.


Artist/writer: Pauline Bewick
Narrator: Peter Hawkins

: Union Pacific: Black Hill Incident

The railway will be closed unless Bart finds a way through the hills. Indian attack and white treachery alike are meant to stop him.
Last shown in August 1960


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow

: Out of Doors

Introduced by Ian Mercer.

Dippers with H. G. Hurrell.

Bats with Roger Lethbridge.

Club Room with Leslie Jackman.

Atlanta the seal who see-saws.

From the West


Presenter: Ian Mercer
Item presenter (Dippers): H. G. Hurrell
Item presenter (Bats): Roger Lethbridge
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Film editor: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Victory at Sea: 10: Beneath the Southern Cross

A series of films about Sea Warfare 1939-45.

The war in the South Atlantic -the destruction of the Graf Spee and of the Atlantis.
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
This NBC film series was produced in co-operation with the U.S. Navy and the Admiralty, and was last shown on BBC Television in 1953


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Klondike: Klondike Fever

A new film series.
Adventure in Yukon Territory during the days of the famous Gold Rush starring Ralph Taeger as Mike Halliday.

Skagway, a boom town where life is held cheaper than a hotel room, is no place for a young man to arrive broke, especially when he has made an enemy of the town's Dictator but a cool head and bluff can work wonders.


Mike Halliday: Ralph Taeger
Jefferson Durain: James Coburn
Goldie: Joi Lansing
Kathy O'Hara: Mari Blanchard

: Sportsview

Introduced by David Coleman.
News - Action - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes:
Professional Boxing: Terry Spinks, Featherweight Champion of Great Britain v. Dave Hilton, Featherweight Champion of Canada
An exclusive film of last night's international featherweight contest in London.


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Terry Spinks
Boxer: Dave Hilton
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: A Life of Bliss!

by Godfrey Harrison.


Writer/Producer: Godfrey Harrison
Incidental music written and orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Vere Lorrimer
David Bliss: George Cole
Bob Batten: Hugh Sinclair
Pam Batten: Frances Bennett
Mr Tribe: John Longden
Bunty Blythe: Lesley Nunnerley
Messenger: John Tucker
Judy Robertson: Judy South
Marcia Hammond: Rosemary Dorken
Girl in office: Aline Waites
Herself: null 'Psyche'

: Your Life in Their Hands: 3: Atkinson Morley's Hospital: The Surgical Treatment of Parkinsonism

Medical Research and the Patient
A series of six weekly visits by outside broadcast cameras to London hospitals.
The programme is introduced by a consultant physician.


Presenter: A consultant physician [name uncredited]
Assistant producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Bill Duncan

: The News

: Soft Lights and Sweet Music

A lullaby in rhythm sung for you by Carole Carr with the music of Dennis Wilson (piano), Martin Slavin (vibes), Dave Goldberg (guitar), Tim Bell (bass), Bobby Kevin (drums) and this week's guest, George Chisholm.


Singer: Carole Carr
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Vibes: Martin Slavin
Guitarist: Dave Goldberg
Bass: Tim Bell
Drummer: Bobby Kevin
Trombonist/guest: George Chisholm
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: Call for Action: 4: Rescue Underground

Written by Budge Cooper.
A series of six films dealing with sudden emergencies.
The story of a pit fire and three trapped miners.
Last shown in September 1960

10.15-10.45 View: The weekly programme of the South and West.


Writer: Budge Cooper
Photographed by: Kenneth Westbury
Produced and edited by: Geoffrey Baines

: Viewpoint

presents a filmed interview with Dr. W. A. Visser 'T Hooft, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.
The third programme in a series on contemporary Christian thinkers.
Filmed by Television Suisse in Geneva


Interviewee: Dr. W. A. Visser 'T Hooft
Introductory commentary: John Thompson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

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