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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "What Anna Made" by Inger and Lasse Sandberg.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (What Anna Made): Inger Sandberg
Author (What Anna Made): Lasse Sandberg

: Mr. President: 6: The Independent Draper

Roosevelt's sudden death in office thrust into the White House Harry S. Truman, a man who was less prepared for it than any Vice-President in history. Against all the odds he proved to be a great President.
Written and introduced by Professor Maldwyn Jones.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Writer/Presenter: Professor Maldwyn Jones
Director: John Eidinow
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Diary of an Encounter

by Leo Lehman
Starring Geraldine McEwan as Mary, Keith Michell as Geoffrey

One evening two married people, Geoffrey and Mary, meet for a few hours. As a result they realise that though they will continue as before, their lives will never be the same again.

"Beautifully acted, accomplished, breathed expertise" (Daily Mirror)


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

: Beyond the Frontier: 2: Russia

The second in a series of programmes in which European television crosses the frontiers of the more remote areas of the world to report on those countries which for reasons of distance or politics still remain relatively unknown.

From Leningrad to Georgia: Leningrad, the city of Imperialism, revolution, and war... Georgia, the homeland of Stalin; and a people with chivalry, pride, and a spirit of independence.
Written and directed by Olrik Breckoff for WDR Cologne.



Writer/Director: Olrik Breckoff
Film edited for BBC-tv by: Georg Patten
Presented by: Geoffrey Baines

: The Hollywood Musical: Lady in the Dark

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen.
Tonight: the 1944 production Lady in the Dark
Starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland
with Warner Baxter, Jon Hall, Mischa Auer, Barry Sullivan

The fantasy life of a woman fashion-editor who is romantically involved with three different men, provides the background for some spectacular and unusual musical numbers.


Screenplay: Frances Goodrich
Screenplay: Albert Hackett
From the play by: Moss Hart
Music: Kurt Weill
Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Liza Elliott: Ginger Rogers
Claude Johnson: Ray Milland
Kendall Nesbitt: Warner Baxter
Randy Curtis: Jon Hall
Miss Foster: Catherine Craig
Russel Paxton: Mischa Auer
Dr. Brooks: Barry Sullivan
Maggie Grant: Mary Philips

: 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, 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.

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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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