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: Natural History: Man and Nature: 7: The Battle of Hastings

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams

: Science and Life: Into Space

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Benjamin the Calf: 1

The story of a long journey

Benjamin, a young Jersey calf, is bought by an agent from a Suffolk farm to be sent by air to Kenya.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on May 30
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

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.
BBC programme for Schools
(to 14.25)


Producer: Bill Scott

: Royal Ascot

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's principal races.

3.5 New Stakes for two-year-olds over five furlongs

3.45 Gold Cup for three-year-olds and upwards over two miles and a half

4.20 King Edward VII Stakes for three-year-olds over the Swinley course of one mile and a half
(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Pinky and Perky's Pop Parade

Presented by Jan and Vlasta Dalibor.
Introduced from Station P.O.P. by Roger Moffat.
Last shown in March, 1960


Puppeteer: Jan Dalibor
Puppeteer: Vlasta Dalibor
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Visual sequences and script: Margaret Potter
Record selection: Marcel Stellman
Designer: Paul Bernard
Production: Trevor Hill

: Court of Mystery: 3: The Man Who Made Insects

A closer look into some true happenings which have never been solved.

What were the mysterious creatures created by a Somerset squire whose experiments terrorised the county in 1837?


Designer: Stewart Marshall
Script: L. F. Lampitt
Director: Keith Latham
Producer: Tony Arnold
President of the Court: Valentine Dyall
First Member: Roy Purcell
Second Member: Nigel Arkwright
Thomas Rudd: Victor Platt
Mary Crosse: Gweneth Owen
Forsett: Raymond Mason
Cornelia Crosse: Gipsy Ellis
Andrew Crosse: Graham Leaman
Village Doctor: Will Leighton
Weekes: Tim Hudson
Professor Chance: Edward Dentith
Dr Glass: Edward Burnham

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Miss Interflora-G.P.O. 1961

A competition to decide the outstanding telephone personality girl arranged and organised by the G.P.O. and Interflora.
Tonight, before an invited audience, the finalists compete for prize money of £100, £75, £50 and a holiday by the Adriatic.
Chairman, Kenneth Horne
The Judges, Catherine Boyle, Hywel Davies, Jack Jackson, Eric Robinson


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Judge: Catherine Boyle
Judge: Hywel Davies
Judge: Jack Jackson
Judge: Eric Robinson
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 1: The Gathering Storm

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.
This introductory film covers the events and influences leading up to World War II and Churchill's return to office as First Lord of the Admiralty.
(Last shown on February 11, 1961)


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: The Move Up Country

Written by Simon Raven.
One day in the life of an infantry captain stationed in East Africa.

The orders are clear: 'Each of you will take your company to its allotted area, where you will construct semi-permanent camps. You will each carry out thorough and day-to-day patrolling and be prepared to deal with any trouble'. But Captain Symonds has trouble enough before the move can begin.


Writer: Simon Raven
Producer: Nesta Pain
Designer: Richard Wilmot

: On the Brighter Side

Scenes from The New Revue.
Direct from the Phoenix Theatre, London.
Starring Stanley Baxter and Betty Marsden with Pip Hinton, David Kernan, Judy Carne, Ronnie Barker, Una Stubbs, Bob Stevenson, Greta Hamby, Victor Duret, Amanda Barrie, Elisabeth Counsell, Allan Barnes.
Televised by arrangement with Peter Bridge and John Gale


Performer: Stanley Baxter
Performer: Betty Marsden
Performer: Pip Hinton
Performer: David Kernan
Performer: Judy Carne
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: Una Stubbs
Performer: Bob Stevenson
Performer: Greta Hamby
Performer: Victor Duret
Performer: Amanda Barrie
Performer: Elisabeth Counsell
Performer: Allan Barnes
Settings: Clifford Hatts
Costumes: Alan Pikford
Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Musical director: Colin Beaton
Musical numbers staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Devised and directed by: James Gilbert
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Sambo and the Snow Mountains

A story by Walter De La Mare with music specially composed by John Addison.
Adapted and produced by Margaret Dale.
Music recorded by Sinfonia of London
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conducted by John Addison
BBC film


Author: Walter De La Mare
Adapted by/Producer: Margaret Dale
Music specially composed by: John Addison
Narrator: Norman Sheney
Musicians: Sinfonia of London
Orchestra leader: Leonard Hirsch
Orchestra conducted by: John Addison
Photographed by: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Sambo: Dudley Hunte
Miss Bleech: Gladys Young
Dr. Grimble: Beckett Bould
[Actor]: Sydney Bromley
[Actor]: Boscoe Holder
[Actor]: Henry Kay
[Actress]: Sheila Clarke
[Actress]: Mary Henderson
[Actress]: Rosemary Matthews
[Actor]: Peter Delmar
[Actor]: Ian Percy
[Actor]: Malcolm Ranson

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Among the items in this edition:
The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod, M.P. Secretary of State for the Colonies is questioned by John Freeman, Editor of the New Statesman.


Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod
Interviewer: John Freeman
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: The Mind's Eye

Modern Art and a very small boy
A five-year-old describes some of his drawings.
Commentary by Alan Gibson
BBC Television film


Narrator: Alan Gibson
Photography: Henry Farrar
Script/Production: Bob Saunders

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.

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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.

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