• 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, Lionel Gamlin

The stories told by Lionel Gamlin this week include two stories about the sun, and a traditional tale called 'The Pedlar and his Caps'. On Tuesday Rick Jones and Julie Stevens put on working clothes and do some repairs to Play School, and on Friday they use a mirror to paint self-portraits. Thursday's picturebook is 'Tom Tom the Piper's Son', illustrated by Paul Galdone.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Lionel Gamlin

: Outlook for Monday: Manpower: 2: Can Planning Work?

Five programmes on some problems of the supply of and the demand for labour in the British economy.
Presented by Roger Opie.


Presenter: Roger Opie
Director: Michael Bunce
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Gwen Verdon, Harve Presnell star in Top Hat, White Tie and Green Socks - A musical comedy in three acts.
With Harvey Korman, Paul Weston and his Orchestra, The Tony Charmoli Dancers,
The Earl Brown Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Gwen Verdon
Guest: Harve Presnell
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Perry Lafferty
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Music on Two: Music International

A monthly report from the world of music.
Let's Fake an Opera
[Starring] Peter Ustinov and Dudley Moore

World Premiere
Excerpts direct from the Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre of Malcolm Williamson's unusual new opera Julius Caesar Jones.
commissioned by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Introduced by Bernard Keeffe.


Performer (Let's Fake an Opera): Peter Ustinov
Performer (Let's Fake an Opera): Dudley Moore
Composer (World Premiere): Malcolm Williamson
Musical director: John Andrewes
Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Director: Anthony Wilkinson
Editor: Kenneth Corden

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Four-Way Incident

by Peter J. Hammond.
In order of appearance: Lee Montague as Rolt, John Franklyn-Robbins as Stephens, Bryan Pringle as Prince, Jack MacGowran as Coates and Dan Meaden as The Detective.


Writer: Peter J. Hammond
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Piers Haggard
Rolt: Lee Montague
Stephens: John Franklyn-Robbins
Prince: Bryan Pringle
Coates: Jack MacGowran
The Detective: Dan Meaden

: The Glory That Remains: Mycenae - Rich in Gold

The Glory That Remains in the great museums of the world.

Mycenae, more than three thousand years ago, was the home of the heroes of Homer's epics, of Helen of Troy, and Agamemnon. Only in our own time, however, did Schliemann discover in the rocky citadel the extraordinary gold death masks and the silver and ivory objects which tell of an attractive and sophisticated people.
Tonight Robert Erskine looks at these treasures in the National Museum in Athens.
See page 19


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: 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