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: Collector's World

Old Navigational Instruments: the famous Arthur Frank collection of navigational aids goes to sea in an attempt to discover how early mariners coped with their navigational problems.
Pewter: HUGH SCULLY welcomes back to the studio RICHARD MUNDEY , the popular expert on this subject. Arthur Negus answers questions Introduced by Hugh Scully
Directors ROBIN DRAKE and PAUL SMITH Producer JOHN KING (from Bristol)


Unknown: Arthur Frank
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Richard Mundey
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Directors: Robin Drake
Directors: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: The Philpott File

A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott on The Mighty Mississippi 3: Topsville, Bottomsville
At each end of the Mississippi River there is a city. In the north, where winter means 40 degrees of frost, is Minneapolis; sophisticated Americans, with a mixture of contempt and envy, call it
Swedesville. In the south, in the steaming basin of the Delta, is New Orleans, the most romantic city in the United States; a city that every American wants to see once before he dies.


Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Unknown: John Hooper
Producer: Trevor Philpott

: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A traditional treatment of Shakespeare's comedy of errors, updated to 1865 and filmed on location.
The play was recorded in the grounds of Scotney Castle, Kent
Captured for TV ... the magic which is so essential to the piece (DAILY EXPRESS) Producer CEDRIC MESSINA
Withdrawal pleasures: page 4


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: James Cellan Jones
Titania: Eileen Atkins
Bottom: Ronnie Barker
Helena: Lynn Redgrave
Oberon: Robert Stephens
Hermia: Amanda Barrie
Hippolyta: Eleanor Bron
Demetrius: Jeremy Clyde
Lysander: Edward Fox
Theseus: Michael Gambon
Egeus: John Glyn-Jones
Flute: Paul Henry
Quince: John Laurie
Puck: Bunny May
Snug: Julian Orchard
Snout: Ken Parry
Starveling: Clifford Rose
Fairy: Sarah Taunton

: News Extra

with John Edmunds ; Weather


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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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