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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, David Kossoff
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: David Kossoff

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fourth Test Match

The first day's play at Old Trafford.
See also BBC-1
(to 18.35)

: Line-Up

for Thursday
and the latest news

: Time Out

A weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure.

The Cowdray Park Gold Cup
Outside Broadcast cameras were at the final of the premier tournament of Britain's most aristocratic sport-polo.

The Water Ballet
A team of American girl swimmers who are on their way to Tokyo to give demonstrations of synchronised swimming during the Olympic Games display their art in the new swimming pool at the Crystal Palace.

: Time Out: Wheelbase: Can We Shape the Car to the City?

Gordon Wilkins asks Can We Shape the Car to the City?
Speakers include: Alec Issigonis, B.M.C.; Peter Ware, Rootes; Harry Webster, Standard-Triumph; John Alden, Vauxhall Motors


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Speaker: Alec Issigonis
Speaker: Peter Ware
Speaker: Harry Webster
Speaker: John Alden
Producer: Brian Robins
Producer: Dick Gilling
Producer: Bob Duncan
Producer: Bill Fitzwater
Producer: Ken Ashton
Cameraman: Butch Calderwood
Sound: Maurice Everett
Film Editor: Bert Meadows
Film Editor: Roy Fry
Studio Director: Tom Conway
Associate Editor: Phil Pilley
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Witch Wood: Part 1: The Call

by John Buchan.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Donald Wilson.
First transmission on BBC-2, Saturday, July 18
See page 8


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Donald Wilson

: Midweek Music: Master Class

with Paul Tortelier on the Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69 by Beethoven
Fourth of six programmes with the French virtuoso teaching, playing, and talking about music.
"The cello is designed to play an aristocratic personality"
"In music there is no beginning and no end; there are only colours"

The cellists, Jennifer Ward Clarke, Peter Willison
The pianist, Geoffrey Parsons
(Tortelier master class on Boccherini's Cello Concerto in B flat major: August 6)


Presenter: Paul Tortelier
Cellist: Jennifer Ward Clarke
Cellist: Peter Willison
Pianist: Geoffrey Parsons
Designer: Eva Swiderska
Producer: John Drummond

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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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