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: Natural History: Birds: 3: Birds of the Sea

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

: Television Club

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: A Century of Change: 3: Britain and the Second World War

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni Owen Edwards Gwaith ymchwil Harri Gwynn Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs and including:
Patrick Moore discussing this week's unique configuration of eight planets with Joan Rogers and Desmond Leslie astrologers.
Thomas Denny, five-year-old artist describing his 17 ft. mural painting.
Margaret Rutherford discussing her individual approach to fashion.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Astronomer: Patrick Moore
Astrologer: Joan Rogers
Astrologer: Desmond Leslie
Interviewee: Thomas Denny
Guest: Margaret Rutherford
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 3: Food for the Body

From human egg to adult, the body obtains its building materials and fuel from food. Professor W. S. Bullough describes the breakdown of food and how it is absorbed into the tissues.
for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Men into Space: Emergency Mission

Another chance to see one of the film stories about an imaginary space adventure.

One of the new space-ships goes out of orbit and the crew are given up for lost. Colonel McCauley decides that their only chance of rescue lies in the experimental ship which is only just through the drawing-board stage.

: Zoo Quest to Madagascar

with David Attenborough
David Attenborough continues his search for the rare animals of Madagascar and finds ant lions, giant moths, mud wasps, and several kinds of lemur, some of which he brings to the studio.
Last shown in June 1961


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film editor: Robert Walter
Studio presentation: Brian Branston

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 8

A second showing of The World of Tim Frazer written by Francis Durbridge and Barry Thomas.
With Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Jack Watling
with Laurence Hardy, David Langton, Ellen McIntosh
Tim Frazer's new assignment has taken him to Melynfforest where the police are investigating the murder of Elaine Bradford. Ross has informed Frazer that the murdered woman is a Miss Thackeray, who was working for their department in Hong Kong. What was she doing in Wales and why was she murdered? Frazer arrives at St. Bride's guest house where 'Elaine Bradford' spent her last days, and hears some strangely familiar music.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Barry Thomas
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Elwyn Roberts: Laurence Hardy
Mrs Crichton: Hazel Hughes
Eve Turner: Ellen McIntosh
Roger Thornton: David Langton
Major Lockwood: Jack Watling
Dr Norman Vincent: Walter Horsbrugh
Eddie Davies: Douglas Blackwell

: 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
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Play Your Hunch

The show to keep you guessing
Introduced by Alan Freeman with Barry Craine, Julie Alexander, The XYZ Band.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Barry Craine
Panellist: Julie Alexander
Musicians: The XYZ Band
Musical Direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Research: Philip Hindin
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Production: Ronald Marsh

: Laramie: Siege at Jubilee

A new series of the popular Western films.
Starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes

Jess agrees to escort a prisoner from Cheyenne to Laramie - a journey which proves to be very dangerous.
See page 35


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Presenting News - Action - Personalities
Tonight: The Road Back
A star prepares for the fight back to the top.
also Football and Winter Sports


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: Alec Weeks

: The News

: The Singing Years: Songs of the century

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
And starring Dennis Lotis, Stephanie Voss, Benny Lee, Sheila Buxton, Andy Cole, Douglas Squires, Jean Muir, Pauline Innes and The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter/Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Stephanie Voss
Singer: Benny Lee
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: Andy Cole
Dancer/Numbers staged by: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Jean Muir
Dancer: Pauline Innes
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Settings: Cephas Howard
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: A Film Profile

Sybil Thorndike discusses her career with Derek Prouse.
Illustrated by extracts from some of the films in which she has appeared:
To What Red Hell, Major Barbara, The Weak and the Wicked, The Prince and the Showgirl

10.0-10.30 View of South and West
A magazine programme. Introduced by Tom Salmon.


Interviewee: Sybil Thorndike
Interviewer: Derek Prouse
Production: Victor Poole
Presenter (View of South and West): Tom Salmon

: The Temperance Seven

play for you: Chili Bom Bom, Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues, Charley My Boy, Sugar.
With a conjuring trick by John Gieves-Watson
See page 34


Musicians: The Temperance Seven
Conjurer: John Gieves-Watson
Script: Paul McDowell
Script: Brian Innes
Producer: Richard Evans

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather
Close Down

: Y Gwr Drwg

gan Huw LLOYD EDWARDS Perfformiad o'r ddrama a flaen cynulleidfa yn y Neuadd Les Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
Recordiad y BBC
Welsh play by Huw Lloyd Edwards
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Huw Lloyd Edwards
Unknown: Neuadd Les
Play By: Huw Lloyd Edwards

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.

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