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: Play School: Imagination Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Brian Cant

: News

: The Jack Benny Programme

A film series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny who this week takes his blue-eyed guest Andy Williams to a very important opening!


Himself: Jack Benny
Guest: Andy Williams

: Time Out

Ludovic Kennedy introduces this weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure.

4 Girls... 365 Dates
Business and pleasure do mix when it comes to calendars for clients. One firm in Britain has just finished photographing for its 1966 calendar -an operation that involved four pretty models, many thousands of pounds, and (as a Time Out film crew discovered) an expedition to the coast of Morocco.

The Ocean Racers
During the first week in August an international fleet of ocean-going yachts will compete in the toughest contest of the year-The Admiral's Cup. Time Out reports on two of the races leading up to this event and on the people who practice this expensive and gruelling sport.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer (4 Girls... 365 Dates): Phil Pilley
Producer (The Ocean Racers): Charles Lagus
Producer (The Ocean Racers): John Percival
Cameraman: Phil Law
Cameraman: Elmer Cossey
Sound: Ian Gillespie
Sound: Don Thompson
Film editor: Bert Meadows
Film editor: Les Newman
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Londoners: Pity about the Abbey

by John Betjeman and Stewart Farrar.


Writer: John Betjeman
Writer: Stewart Farrar
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Michael Wield
Story editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Ian Curteis
Sir Peter Watling: Henry McGee
Alfred Page: John Harvey
Jane Page: Suzanne Mockler
Lord Barnett: Derek Francis
Sir Gregory Devlin: John Rae
Arnold Fitzgerald: Kenneth Fortescue
Sir Robert Challoner: John Welsh
Douglas Holland: Dennis Adams
Derek Marsh: Geoffrey Rose
Louise Blakenheath: Pamela Ann Davy
Lord Mendip: David Hutcheson
TV Interviewer: Fyfe Robertson

: Jazz Scene U.S.A.

Oscar Brown Jr. introduces a series produced on the West Coast featuring top American jazz musicians.
This week: The Barney Kessel Trio


Presenter: Oscar Brown Jr.
Musicians: The Barney Kessel Trio

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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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