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: Play School: Pets Day

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


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Philip Bate

: Outlook for Wednesday: Discovery and Experience: 6: Movement in Time and Space

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

Children move with freedom and discipline in a make-believe world of their own contriving. Movement gives rise to further concepts, and with the help of language they begin to assimilate the things they see and hear in the outside world into their own imaginative experience.
From the West


Consultant and commentator: John Allen
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Kenneth Horne with Thora Hird, David Tomlinson and Frank Muir with Drusilla Beyfus, Richard Waring.
Referee, Robin Ray


Team captain: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Thora Hird
Panellist: David Tomlinson
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Richard Waring
Referee: Robin Ray
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Man Alive

Tragedy... Happiness... Strain... Achievement ...
A 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. They are the people involved in the human issues of today...


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

: Professional Boxing

from the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Main Bout:
Ten-Round International Heavyweight Contest: Henry Cooper, Heavyweight Champion of Great Britain and the British Empire v. Cowboy Jefferson Davis, U.S.A.
See page 36


Boxer: Henry Cooper
Boxer: Cowboy Jefferson Davis
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: Jazz 625 presenting: Jimmy Witherspoon

A return visit by this great American blues singer.
Also featuring The Dick Morrissey Quartet
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.


Singer: Jimmy Witherspoon
Musicians: The Dick Morrissey Quartet
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
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.

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