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A programme for children at home
Pets Day
Carole Ward , Brian Cant
In the story chair,
Roy Castle Today's story Is called
' Ping Ping the Penguin


Unknown: Carole Ward
Unknown: Roy Castle


The prize-winning film of one man's love for the desert and its people
Narrated by Wilfred Thesiger
In 1946 the explorer Wilfred Thesiger crossed the desert known as ' The Empty Quarter '-an incredible journey through lands where no European had travelled before.
Quotations from Arabian Sands spoken by JOHN NETTLETON
Executive producer, BRIAN BRANSTON Filmed by MOSTAFA HAMMURI Produced by RICHARD TAYLOR
A beautiful film
A truly marvellous film
* STANLEY REYNOLDS , THE GUARDIAN This film won first prize for the best 16 mm. film on exploration at the Sixteenth International Festival of Mountain and Exploration Films in Trento, Italy, In September.


Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger
Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger
Spoken By: John Nettleton
Unknown: Mostafa Hammuri
Produced By: Richard Taylor
Unknown: Maurice Wiggin
Unknown: Stanley Reynolds

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Metal Martyr

by Robert Moore Williams.
Dramatised by Derrick Sherwin.

The robots have rebelled against man and now they are the rulers until one day Robot Two has a new thought - he thinks that he is a man. His thought is to have far-reaching consequences for mankind, who through him learn something of their rich heritage.


Author: Robert Moore Williams
Dramatised by: Derrick Sherwin
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Brian Hulme
The Father: Alex Scott
Two: Geoffrey Matthews
Master Technician: John Gabriel
Ed: Barry Jackson
Argo: Jon Rollason
Eva: Elizabeth Proud
Old Man: Will Leighton
Children: Graham Harboard
Children: Susan Swain
Children: Kim Goodey
Children: Jonathan Deans

: Man Alive: Suzy the Gossip

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Suzy the Gossip
At the very centre of the brilliant world of New York high society is Suzy -
queen of all the international gossip columnists: real name Aileen Mehle. Wherever people are famous, or aristocratic, or talented, or scandalous - and certainly wherever they are rich - is where she belongs. She moves among them freely, calls them beautiful people, and every day millions of Americans can read what she says about them in their papers. Now we too in Britain can read the column that has made her rich and famous. What is her world? Who are the people in it?


Subject: Aileen Mehle
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton


Tonight, the 1950 production
Three Little Words starring
RED SKELTON, ARLENE DAHL with Keenan Wynn , Gloria de Haven
Screenplay by GEORGE WELLS
Produced by Jack Cummings
Directed by Richard Thorpe
See facing page


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Arlene Dahl
Unknown: Keenan Wynn
Unknown: Gloria de Haven
Play By: George Wells
Produced By: Jack Cummings
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Bert Kalmar: Fred Astaire
Harry Ruby: Red Skelton
Jessie Brown Kalmar: Vera-Ellen
Eileen Percy: Arlene Dahl
Charlie Kope: Keenan Wynn
Terry Lordel: Gale Robbins
Mrs Carter De Haven: Gloria De Haven
Helen Kane: Debbie Reynolds

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A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean , Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow , Brian King and Sheridan Morley
To your text, Mr. Dean.' To your text. QUEEN ELIZABETH I


Unknown: Michael Dean
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Brian King
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

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.

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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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