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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Andree Melly
Today's story is called 'The Bear who Wanted to be a Bird' by A. and C. De Leeuw
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Storyteller: Andree Melly
Author (The Bear who Wanted to be a Bird): A. De Leeuw
Author (The Bear who Wanted to be a Bird): C. De Leeuw

: Ten Classic Dishes: 1: Beefsteak and Kidney Pudding

Fanny Cradock makes them easy and provides a menu for each.
Shown yesterday on BBC-1
See page 27


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Producer: Victor Poole

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Europa

A look at the world through European eyes.
Introduced this week by Olivier Todd with the help of the cameras of the European television networks.


Presenter: Olivier Todd
Editor: Noble Wilson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Diary of an Encounter

by Leo Lehman.
Starring Geraldine McEwan as Mary, Keith Mitchell as Geoffrey
Geraldine McEwan is a National Theatre Player


Writer: Leo Lehman
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: David Giles
Mary: Geraldine McEwan
Geoffrey: Keith Mitchell

: The Hollywood Musical: It's Always Fair Weather

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen.
Starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse
with Dolores Gray, Michael Kidd

Three wartime pals celebrate a reunion ten years later, but things turn out unexpectedly.
See page 41


Story, screenplay, and lyrics by: Betty Comden
Story, screenplay, and lyrics by: Adolph Green
Music: Andre Previn
Producer: Arthur Freed
Director: Gene Kelly
Director: Stanley Donen
Ted Riley: Gene Kelly
Doug Hallerton: Dan Dailey
Jackie Leighton: Cyd Charisse
Madeline Bradville: Dolores Gray
Angie Valentine: Michael Kidd
Tim: David Burns
Charles Z Culloran: Jay C. Flippen

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.
"Nightly to the listening earth" (Addison)


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: 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.

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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