• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: 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
(to 11.00)


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

: Out of School: Merry-Go-Round

An opportunity to see some of the programmes which BBC Television provides for schools throughout the year.

A series prepared for children of seven to nine years old in primary schools.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.

The Little Man No Bigger Than a Finger
A television adaptation by Joy Whitby of a Turkish fairy tale.
Another visit to Wheelbarrow Farm
(Previously shown on March 26)


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Film editor: Malcolm James
Producer: Claire Chovil
Adapter (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Joy Whitby
[Actor] (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Jeffrey Segal
[Actor] (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Keith Williams
[Actor] (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Frank Duncan

: Out of School: Signpost: Down the River: The Apprenticed Lighterman

A series running throughout the year designed for children between nine and eleven years old in primary schools.
Keith has just started work on the river, having been bound apprentice to his father, a Thames lighterman.
Previously shown on May 9


Cameraman: John A.S. Turner
Film editor: Malcolm James
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Cynhyrchwyr, IFOR REES a JOHN Roberts WILLIAMS
Golygydd, NAN DAVIES
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Geraint S.Jones
Unknown: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper flowers in a pot.
You need plain or coloured paper, pipe cleaners, modelling clay, an egg box, and scissors
BBC film


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

: International Ski-Jumping

from Garmisch Partenkcirchen
With the Winter Olympic Games imminent the world's ski-jumping champions compete in this exciting event from Germany's winter sports centre in the Bavarian Alps.
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator in Garmisch: Max Robertson

: Magic Town

A romantic film comedy starring James Stewart and Jane Wyman.
Rip Smith, an expert on public opinion polls, discovers a small town that accurately represents the opinion of the whole of the United States. This short-cut to fame and riches proves embarrassing when he finds himself liking most of the towns-people and falling in love with one of them.


Director: Robert Riskin
Rip Smith: James Stewart
Mary Peterman: Jane Wyman
Hoopendecker: Kent Smith
Ike Sloan: Ned Sparks
Len Dicketts: Wallace Ford
Ed Weaver: Regis Toomey
Mr Twiddle: Donald Meek

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Part of a concert of music by the Strauss family given in the Main Hall of the Musikverein by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Led and directed by Willi Boskovsky
Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.


Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader/Musical director: Willi Boskovsky
Presenter: Antony Hopkins

: The Pony

A film from Canada.
Two children living on a fully mechanised farm on the prairies realise their dream of having a pony of their own.
A National Film Board of Canada film

: The Boss Cat: The Golden Fleecing

A second chance to see the film cartoon series about the gang of alley cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

Benny the Ball comes into some insurance money and gets rid of it before even T.C. can touch it.

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo-but always magical.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Director: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Artists - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Pop TV - From Hit Parade to Later... 15 February 2017
Sunday Post: The Rock 'n' Roll Years 13 September 2015

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Editor: Peter Batty

: The Third Man: A Question of Price

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
Guest star, Viveca Lindfors
A BBC film release
A precious casket becomes the motive for piracy, and Harry Lime proves that he is not always for sale to the highest bidder.

7.35-8.0 Scan: a discussion on Society, The Law, Crime and Punishment.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay: Harry Brown
Director: David McDearmon
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Elsa: Viveca Lindfors
Demos Reculte: Simon Oakland
Hitter: Rudolph Anders
Arlatti: Frank Dekova
Carstairs: Tom Greenway

: Z Cars: ...And a Happy New Year

by John Hopkins.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

The revelry of New Year's Eve has its normal problems for the Newtown police and its special opportunities for a lone marauder in the streets.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Casebook material: William Prendergast
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Christopher Morahan

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Sportsview looks forward to An Olympic Year with some of the sports stars who will be at Innsbruck and Tokyo.
Cricket: England v. Australia Whither the Ashes?
Soccer: Top of the world in 1964?


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Festival: The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare
[Starring] The Royal Shakespeare Company

This production was staged at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, and is currently running at the Aldwych Theatre, London


Author: William Shakespeare
Designer: John Wyckham
Designer/Theatre Production: Clifford Williams
Costumes: Anthony Powell
Music: Peter Wishart
Television Production: Peter Luke
Directed for television by: Peter Duguid
Solinus, Duke of Ephesus: Donald Sinden
Aegeon, a merchant of Syracuse: John Welsh
Twin brother, son to Aegeon and Aemilia - Antipholus of Ephesus: Ian Richardson
Twin brother, son to Aegeon and Aemilia - Antipholus of Syracuse: Alec McCowen
Twin brother, servant to the two Antipholuses - Dromio of Ephesus: Clifford Rose
Twin brother, servant to the two Antipholuses - Dromio of Syracuse: Barry MacGregor
Balthazar, a merchant: Michael Murray
Angelo, a goldsmith: Ken Wynne
First Merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse: Philip Brack
Second Merchant, to whom Angelo is a debtor: John Hussey
Pinch, a schoolmaster and conjuror: Derek Smith
An Officer: John Corvin
A Messenger: Ronald Falk
A Gaoler: Martin Jenkins
Aemilia, an abbess at Ephesus wife to Aegeon: Madoline Thomas
Adriana, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus: Diana Rigg
Luciana, her sister: Janet Suzman
Luce, servant to Adriana: Caroline Maud
A Courtesan: Susan Engel
Ensemble: Barbara Barnett
Ensemble: Shaun Curry
Ensemble: Valerie Cutts
Ensemble: James Falkland
Ensemble: Peter Geddis
Ensemble: Brian Harrison
Ensemble: Marshall Jones
Ensemble: Robert Jennings
Ensemble: Philippa Urquhart
Ensemble: Tim Wylton

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel