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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Story: "Anna and the Magic Hat" by Inger and Lasse Sandberg.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Anna and the Magic Hat): Inger Sandberg
Author (Anna and the Magic Hat): Lasse Sandberg

: The Money Maze: 6: We Chose World Power

Ten programmes about the relationship between international trade and finance and international power politics.

Throughout the 1950s Britain continued to act on the assumption that she was a world power. What effect did this have on her economic policies?
Introduced by Roger Opie.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Roger Opie
Director: David Hargreaves
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Of Black America

Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed
The first American to reach the South Pole was a black man, and the first American to perform open-heart surgery was also a black man.
These strayed facts of American history come to light in this documentary in which Bill Cosby, the actor and comedian, examines Negro history and America's attitude to the Negro. This includes an ironic look at the Hollywood treatment of black actors.
A CBS News film


Presenter: Bill Cosby
Associate Producer: Wardell Gaynor
Executive Producer: Perry Wolff

: World Cinema: Jean Renoir's Elena et les Hommes

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Mel Ferrer, Jean Marais

An emigre Polish princess tires of inspiring and influencing the famous and sets off in pursuit of an ideal partner.


Photography: Claude Renoir
Screenplay/Director: Jean Renoir
Screenplay: Jean Serge
Producer: Louis Wipf
Elena Sorokowska: Ingrid Bergman
Henri de Chevincourt: Mel Ferrer
General Rollan: Jean Marais
Lionel Villaret: Jean Claudio
Aunt Olga: Olga Valery
Miarka: Juliette Greco
Martin Michaud: Pierre Bertin
Isnard: Jean Castagnier

: The Island of Aphrodite

For centuries waves of history have broken on the shores of Cyprus, where three continents meet.
A film produced by Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation with narration by Leo Genn and music by Mikis Theodorakis.


Narrator: Leo Genn
Music: Mikis Theodorakis

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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