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: People of Many Lands: Summer in Provence

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

: Galileo

Scenes from the play by Bertolt Brecht.
English version by Charles Laughton.
for Schools
First shown on November 21
(to 11.35)


Author: Bertolt Brecht
English version by: Charles Laughton

: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 9: Wider Horizons

For many people in 1860 the horizon was at the end of their street. Today we can all learn how the rest of the world lives.

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools
(to 12.00)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: 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 3 phynciau yng nghwmni OWEN Edwards
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
and including
Mrs. Hugh Gaitskell talking to Anne Edwards
A Child's Eye View of the world he lives in


Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Mrs. Hugh Gaitskell (Dora Gaitskell)
Interviewer: Anne Edwards
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 9: Evolution Today

Within living memory some species have died out altogether, but other new forms are always arising, and some of these are the direct result of deliberate selective breeding.
Introduced by Professor W. S. Bullough.
for Schools
First shown in March 1960


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: International Football: England v. Ireland

direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley.
Outside Broadcast cameras cover the whole of this international match.
Marching Display by the Band of the Royal Artillery under the direction of Major S. V. Hays
(to 16.15)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Tales of the Riverbank

A series of films about the animals who live along the bank of a Canadian river.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
Last shown in August, 1960


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

: Danger Is My Business: 10: South Sea Raft Man

A film series telling the story of people whose work involves physical danger.

The fourth attempt by DeVere Baker and his three companions to cross the Pacific on a raft is shown in this thrilling film.
Last shown in April


Subject: DeVere Baker

: Film Club: How to Shoot Real Life

This week's topic: How to Shoot Real Life
including an interview with a newsreel cameraman.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Editor: Tony Rose
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: World Zoos: Naples

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to the most southerly zoo in Italy and to the quarantine park nearby which is a clearing station for animals destined for other zoos throughout the world.
Presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of the Italian Television Service
From the West


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

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Frontier Circus: Calamity Circus

Thrills and excitement of the Big Top as the Travelling Circus rolls across the new frontiers of the West.
A film series starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel
Guest star, Mickey Rooney

The circus is having more than its share of trouble. When a shotgun is fired during a parade through town, causing an elephant to stampede and a lion to escape, it becomes obvious the mishaps are more than accidental.


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Arnold: Mickey Rooney

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

Boxing: Dave Charnley v. 'Darkie' Hughes
The British, Empire, and European Lightweight title fight
A special film report of this triple title fight at Nottingham.

Ice Skating: The British Amateur Skating Championship
direct from Streatham Ice Rink.

Football: England v. Ireland
News from today's Soccer International at Wembley.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Dave Charnley
Boxer: 'Darkie' Hughes
Commentator (Ice Skating): Alan Weeks
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: Alec Weeks

: A Chance of Thunder: Part 1

A weekly serial in six parts by John Hopkins.
with Clifford Evans, John Meillon, Peter Vaughan


Writer: John Hopkins
Director: Peter Hammond
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: John Nash
Designer: Roy Oxley
Steven Prador: Clifford Evans
Martin: John Meillon
Howard: Peter Sallis
Air: Hostess Felicity Mason
Trail: Frank Gatliff
Paul Rowlands: Anthony Bate
Mary Rowlands: Katya Douglas
Henderson: Alec Ross
Scott: Harvey Ashby
Coryn: Antony Baird
Yardley: Peter Vaughan
Wilson: Godfrey Quigley
P.C. Stainton: Michael Stainton
Taylor: Michael Rose
Frank White: Toke Townley
Hotel Receptionist: Derek Lanyon
Thompson: Jerold Wells

: The News

: Relevant and Decisive

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party by The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod, M.P.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan
Also invited: Sergio Franchi, Ingela Brander, The Polka Dots, Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Tenor: Sergio Franchi
Saxophonist: Ingela Brander
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: International Football

10.15-10.45 View of South and West

: The Sky at Night: How Many Stars in the Pleiades?

Patrick Moore talks about star clusters and asks viewers to help find out how many stars in the Pleiades are visible without a telescope.

10.45-11.0 England v. Ireland


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Peter Smith
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

: Y Byd Yn Eu Dwylo

Cyfres o raglenni yn bwrw golwg ar gyfundrefn a phroblemau nifer o wledydd sydd a dylanwad bwysig ar y sefyllfa boliticaidd gydwladol
Recordiad y BBC
The World in their Hands: policies and problems of Dr. Verwoerd.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.38)


Unknown: Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd

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.

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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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