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: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson


Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: Westminster

: The Money Programme

Hobson's Choice - the End of Imperialism?

: Open Door

Down Your Ward

: The Ascent of Man

Another chance to see this personal view by J. Bronowski 6: The Starry Messenger


Unknown: J. Bronowski

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Michael De Morgan

: See You Sunday

Reflecting the religious world of a new generation. Presented by Alex Dolphin and Alastair Pirrie


Presented By: Alex Dolphin
Presented By: Alastair Pirrie
Director: Bill Nicholson
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: The World About Us

The third of three new films from Heinz Sielmann The Field
Narrated by David Attenborough As agriculture has rolled across Europe it has provided a new land for creatures who evolved for quite different surroundings. Some have coped and even flourished. Others, like the shy bustards - Europe's largest flying birds - have been pushed into odd corners. This unique film is the story of these successes and failures.
Presented by MICK RHODES


Unknown: David Attenborough
Presented By: Mick Rhodes
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Christopher Parsons

: Anchors Aweigh

starring Frank Sinatra
Kathryn Grayson , Gene Kelly with Jose Iturbi and Tom and Jerry
One of the most famous of all screen musicals, Anchors Aweigh stars Kelly and Sinatra as two sailors on four days' shore leave in Hollywood. Contributing to the spectacle are singing star Kathryn Grayson, pianist Jose Iturbi, and, in one of the high spots of the film, those two popular cartoon characters Tom and Jerry dance with Gene Kelly.


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Jose Iturbi
Unknown: Gene Kelly.
Director: George Sidney
Clarence Doolittle: Frank Sinatra
Susan Abbott: Kathryn Grayson
Joseph Brady: Gene Kelly
Jose Iturbi: Himself
Donald Martin: Dean Stockwell
Girl from Brooklyn: Pamela Britton
Police Sergeant: Rags' Raglan
Cafe Manager: Billy Gilbert
Admiral Hammond: Henry O'Neill
Carlos: Carlos Ramirez
Police Captain: Edgar Kennedy
Bertram Kraler: Grady Sutton
Admiral's aide: Leon Ames

: The Shadow of the Tower

The King Without a Face by IAN THORNE with The marriage of Prince Arthur to Catherine of Aragon will unite England and Spain. Henry at last knows his heir is secure. But no man can command the future.


Unknown: Ian Thorne
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Peter Moffatt
Henry VII: James Maxwell
Sir Richard Guildford: Eric Dodson
Bishop FOX: Barrie Cookson
Sir Reginald Bray: Noel Johnson
Earl of Oxford: Hugh Sullivan
Prince Arthur: Jason Kemp
De Puebla: John Bennett
Dona Elvira: Margot van Der Burgh
Catherine of Aragon: Adrienne Byrne
Queen Elizabeth: Norma West
Prince Henry: Andrew Burleigh
Princess Margaret: Wendy Spinks
The King's Confessor: Lockwood West
Lady Stafford: Mary Kenton
Lady Courtenay: Felicity Gibson
Sergeant Painter: Harry Davis

: News on 2


: Up Sunday

William Rushton , John Wells
John Fortune , James Cameron and Clive James invite insomniacs everywhere to turn on late and join them for a cosy soiree.
Animation BOB GALE Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Ian Keill

: 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.

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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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