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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Lionel Gamlin
(to 11.25)


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

: Outlook for Wednesday: Discovery and Experience: 2: Maths is a Monster

A series about Primary School children for parents, teachers, and students.

Mathematics branches out into every sort of activity, from calculating the scale of a dinosaur to making a model of the Globe Theatre. Children of different levels of intelligence are shown making steady progress according to their capacity.


Commentator: Dora Whittaker
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Robert Morley with Betty Box, Ralph Thomas and Frank Muir with Moira Lister, Leslie Phillips.
Referee, Robin Ray
Moira Lister is appearing in 'Any Wednesday' at Wyndham's Theatre, London


Team captain: Robert Morley
Panellist: Betty Box
Panellist: Ralph Thomas
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Leslie Phillips
Referee: Robin Ray
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Professional Boxing

An eight-round featherweight contest between Harry Pickard Battersea and Kid Tano, Featherweight Champion of Spain.
Commentary by Simon Smith on this and other supporting bouts direct from the Lime Grove Baths, Shepherds Bush.

See page 34


Boxer: Harry Pickard
Boxer: Kid Tano
Commentator: Simon Smith
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales

: Man Alive

Tragedy... Happiness... Strain... Achievement...
A new weekly film series which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives. They may be the people who live next door or the people you read about in the papers.


Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter/Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Jazz 625

Presenting virtuoso Canadian trumpet star Maynard Ferguson
With Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra.
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
See page 34


Trumpeter: Maynard Ferguson
Musicians: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: 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.

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