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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper flags.
You need paper, thin sticks, paints, and glue
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie

: Tich

Tich is joined by Professor Billy McComb, Tony Hart, Ted Taylor and The Mersey Beats.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Magician: Professor Billy McComb
Artist: Tony Hart
Musician: Ted Taylor
Band: The Mersey Beats
Producer: Leonard Chase

: 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: Jim Cryan
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 Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Alan Freeman.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: 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
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Associate producer: John Lloyd
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: The Third Man: The Man who Wouldn't Talk

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

Harry finds himself entangled in a web of international intrigue, when a diplomat's daughter seeks his help in tracing her fiance.
A BBC film release

7.35-8.0 The Gauntlet Game
A light hearted contest between Exeter and Bath.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

7.35-8.0 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay: John Player
Director: Anthony Bushell
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Jackie Draycott: Moira Redmond
Martin: George Mikell
Talbot: David Browning
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Arthur Shillings: Rupert Davies

: Z Cars: Clues Are What You Think

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

The search area is wide and time is short - for Barlow is in charge of a murder enquiry for the first time. He places his faith in two seemingly harmless questions.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film Sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Paul Bernard

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock bringing you News - Action - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


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

: The News

: Festival: The Inner World of Miss Vaughan

by James Hanley.
[Starring] Kenneth Griffith, William Squire, Annette Crosbie, Hazel Hughes
See page 35


Writer: James Hanley
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: John House
Music: Franz Reizenstein
Designer: John Cooper
Story editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Gilchrist Calder
The Rev. Melvyn Thomas: William Squire
Mrs. Gandell: Hazel Hughes
Miss. Vaughan: Annette Crosbie
Mr. Prothero: Richard Bebb
Mr. Jones: Kenneth Griffith
Dooley: Colette Dunne
Miss. Traton: Guinevere Roberts
Mr. Reed: Clyde Pollitt
Office Boy: Meurig Wyn-Jones
Edwards: Artro Morris
Dai: David Garfield
Miss Thomas: Rachel Thomas

: News Extra

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

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by The Rev. Eric James.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Eric James

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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