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: Watch with Mother: New Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages in a new series.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Ym Murmur Afon

Dyfnallt Morgan ac Ifan O. Williams yn blasu'r gwanwyn efo rhai o'r bobol sy'n byw a bod ar Ian Afon Irfon
Gwaith ymchwil gan Rhys Dafys Williams
Y cynhyrchu gan Selwyn Roderick Telediad Allanol
The Murmur of the River: the Welsh people and the countryside.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Ian Afon Irfon
Unknown: Rhys Dafys Williams
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.
Bought Me a Cat, played and sung by Steve Benbow and John Langstaff.
Latest Dolls' Fashions


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Guitarist/singer (Bought Me a Cat): Steve Benbow
Musician/singer (Bought Me a Cat): John Langstaff
Drawings (Bought Me a Cat): Tony Hart
Additional research: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Cristobal and Company: Part 10: Duels Galore

A second chance to see the film series from France.
With Achille Zavatta as Cristobal

At the fancy-dress ball Cristo gets into trouble and is challenged to fight a duel, but help comes from an unexpected quarter.


Cristobal: Achille Zavatta

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Pit Your Wits

Pit your wits against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: Hiss v. Hi-Fi

In eighty years, sound recording has shifted from acoustic to electric-from tin-foil to stereo. Yet many prefer the voices and paraphernalia of yesteryear.
Gareth Lloyd Evans gets entangled with condensers, cylinders, Amberolas, pre-dogs, Golden Agers, Pathe centre-starts-and machines and equipment to match.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Gareth Lloyd Evans
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Paul Morby

: Headline News

: The Choice Is Yours

Eric Robinson introduces a programme of the world's most popular melodies sung and played by George Malcolm, Elizabeth Harwood, John Wakefield.
The Eric Robinson Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Musician: George Malcolm
Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Tenor: John Wakefield
Musicians: The Eric Robinson Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Musical associate: Terence Lovett
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: Bryan Sears

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and the Little League

A comedy film series of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Dick Martin, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart

Lucy and the Little League have a field day at the baseball game!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Harry Conners: Dick Martin
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras look at People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Associate producer: Geoffrey Baines
Assistant editor: Christopher Ralling
Editor: David Wheeler

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: Suspense: The Survivors

by Cyril Abraham.
with Basil Sydney, Barry Letts, Andrew Ray
From the North


Writer: Cyril Abraham
Director: Vivian A. Daniels
Design: Tim Harvey
Producer: John Warrington
Captain Joe Turner: Basil Sydney
Chief Officer Stevenson: Lee Richardson
Navigation Officer Prescott: Barry Letts
Third Officer Dean: Andrew Ray
Chief Radio Officer Franks: John Barrett
Boatswain: Erik Mason
A.B. Jason: John Junkin
A.B. Cornstalk: Geoffrey Hinsliff
A.B. Cloud: Anthony Sagar
A.B. Lowrie: Harry Walker
A.B. Doyle: John McBride

: The Cinema Today: People to Watch: Francois Truffaut

Introduced by Eric Rhode.
with excerpts from: The 400 Blows, Shoot the Pianist, Jules and Jim


Presenter: Eric Rhode
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.

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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