• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Bunty Gunn

The week begins with a Boxing Day tea party for Hamble, Jemima, big and little Teddy, and Humpty Dumpty - who eats too much, as usual; and there is a visit to a castle, through one of the windows. Tuesday's picture book is "Biquette the White Goat"; and on Thursday Colin Jeavons retells the adventure of Henry Hatter, the hat man. On Friday the toys make their New Year Resolutions.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: Bunty Gunn

: The Reindeer Lapps

A prize-winning film from Finland
A study of life among the Lapps with theIr herds of reindeer.

: A Fight to Remember

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
Concluding his report on the Johnson-Burns fight, Jack London said: "But one thing remains. Jim Jeffries must emerge from his alfalfa farm and remove the golden smile from Jack Johnson's face; Jeff, it's up to you". Twenty thousand people arrived for the fight including Sullivan, Corbett, Fitzsimmons and Burns.
Reno, Nevada: July 4, 1910
Jack Johnson v. James J. Jeffries

This series started with one of the most controversial incidents in boxing history - the long count. It ends with another equally intriguing. Was Jack Johnson knocked out on that hot day in Cuba?
Havana, Cuba: April 5, 1915
Jack Johnson v. Jess Willard


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Boxer: Jack Johnson
Boxer: James J. Jeffries
Boxer: Jess Willard
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Patience

Written by W.S. Gilbert.
Composed by Arthur Sullivan.
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's production of the classic light opera by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Chorus of Rapturous Maidens and Officers of Dragoon Guards
Conductor, Isidore Godfrey
Chorus-Master, James Walker
In the Interval: Bridget D'Oyly Carte talks about the opera and the Company.


Writer: W.S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
Chorus-Masters: James Walker
Director of Productions: Herbert Newby
Designer: Peter Goffin
Television Presentation: John Vernon
Speaker: Bridget D'Oyly Carte
Major Murgatroyd: Alfred Oldridge
Lt. The Duke of Dunstable Officers of Dragoon Guards: Philip Potter
Reginald Bunthorne a Fleshly Poet: John Reed
Archibald Grosvenor an Idyllic Poet: Kenneth Sandford
Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor: Jon Ellison
The Lady Angcla: Peggy Ann Jones
The Lady Saphir: Pauline Wales
The Lady Ella: Valerie Masterson
The Lady Jane Rapturous Maidens: Christene Palmer
Patience a Dairy Maid: Ann Hood
Chorus of Rapturous Maidens and Officers of Dragoon Guards: Members of the D'Oyly Carte company

: Pure Gingold

Starring Hermione Gingold
with Hugh Paddock and Ivor Cutler
At the piano, Clarry Ashton


Performer: Hermione Gingold
Performer: Hugh Paddock
Performer: Ivor Cutler
Pianist: Clarry Ashton
"Pure Gingold" theme composed by: Bill McGuffie
Additional material: Myles Rudge
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Designer: John Burrowes
Presented for television by: Douglas Moodie

: News Summary

: Yob and Nabob

by Derrick Sherwin.
Starring Emlyn Williams and Bill Fraser
(Emlyn Williams is in 'A Month in the Country' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Writer: Derrick Sherwin
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Lionel Harris
The Yob: Emlyn Williams
The Nabob: Bill Fraser
Waitress: Thelma Holt
First Policeman: Richard Coleman
Second Policeman: Alan Curtis

: Tonight in Person

A special programme presenting the international artists who have been featured in this series in 1965.

[Starring] Joan Baez, Theodore Bikel, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Julie Felix, Juliette Greco, Jose Greco and his Flamenco Gipsies, Miriam Makeba,
Nana Mouskouri, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Esther and Abraham Ofarim, The Womenfolk
Introduced by Denis Tuohy.


Singer/guitarist: Joan Baez
Singer: Theodore Bikel
Musicians: The Clancy Brothers
Singer: Tommy Makem
Singer/guitarist: Julie Felix
Singer: Juliette Greco
Dancers: Jose Greco and his Flamenco Gipsies
Singer: Miriam Makeba
Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Singers: Peter, Paul, and Mary
Singer: Esther Ofarim
Singer/guitarist: Abraham Ofarim
Musicians: The Womenfolk
Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presented by: Yvonne Littlewood

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Michael Wale, Joan Bakewell and whoever turns up.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Michael Wale
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.

BBC Guidance

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