• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: CHILDREN'S CHOICE

Introduced by David Jacobs

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: HULLO THERE!

A weekly radio magazine for young listeners
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin

Contributors

Produced By: Lionel Gamlin

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: TIME FOR MUSIC

David Wise (violin)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Violin: David Wise
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: LOU PREAGER

and his Orchestra with Paul Rich
' Rusty ' Hurren, Jimmy Mayers and the Sunspots

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Rich
Unknown: Jimmy Mayers

: SPORTS PARADE

What's on today?
A magazine programme including:
Association Football:
A preview by Charles Buchan of the Football League matches
Scottish F.A. Cup:
Harry Hoggan discusses the Second Round ties
Rugby Union:
Rex Alston talks about the prospects for the International match between Scotland and Wales and A round-up of the rest of the day's events including the latest news about the F.A. Amateur Cup Third Round ties, and a report on the second day's play in the Fifth Test Match between Australia and South Africa
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Harry Hoggan
Talks: Rex Alston
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: MUSIC FROM THE BALLET

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Leo Wurmser

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five
Ann Driver
Marjorie Westbury and Maurice Bevan with Richard Adeney (flute) play and sing
' The North Wind doth blow'
' Round and Round the Village'
'Wee Willie Winkie '
'The House that Jack built'
' Au ciair de la lune'

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Flute: Richard Adeney
Unknown: Willie Winkie

: BAND CALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Terry Devon and Val Merrall

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Terry Devon
Unknown: Val Merrall

: SEASIDE RHYTHM

Douglas Reeve at the organ of the Dome, Brighton

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Reeve

: BANDSTAND

Band of the Gordon Highlanders
Conductor, Mr. W. Williams

Contributors

Conductor: Mr. W. Williams

: RACING

The Leopardstown 'Chase
Commentary on the race by Michael O'Hehir
From Leopardsitown, Eire

Contributors

Unknown: Michael O'Hehir

: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Commentary during the second half of one of today's Football League matches

: SONGS OF THE TRAVELLER

A programme for the armchair adventurer with songs and dances, customs and music from the countries of Europe
The traveller is Roy Williams
This week: Italy

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Williams

: TWO-BAND SESSION

Les Brown and his Orchestra and The Harold Smart Quartet on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Les Brown

: SPORTS REPORT

including football results
Special reports on: Football League:
Arsenal v. Tottenham Hotspur by Gilly Birrell ; Cardiff City v. Preston
North End by Max Rawlings ; Chelsea v. Sunderland by John Arlott ; Manchester United v. Aston Villa by Henry Rose ; Newcastle United v. Stoke City by A. T. Davies ; West Bromwich Albion v. Manchester City by Harry Walker
Scottish F.A. Cup:
Harry Hoggan on an outstanding Second Round tie
Rugby Union:
Rex Alston reports from Edinburgh on the International between Scotland and Wales
Talking Sport:
Contributions on topics of the moment
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Unknown: Gilly Birrell
Unknown: Max Rawlings
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Henry Rose
Unknown: A. T. Davies
Unknown: Harry Walker
Unknown: Harry Hoggan
Unknown: Rex Alston
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: WORLD OF JAZZ

Edited by Denis Preston
Jazz Forum
Sarah Vaughan introduces ' My Friends the Moderns '
John Slater reads
' A Letter from New Orleans '
Written by Ken Colyer
Produced by Donald MacLean

Contributors

Edited By: Denis Preston
Introduces: Sarah Vaughan
Unknown: John Slater
Written By: Ken Colyer
Produced By: Donald MacLean

: CAN I HELP YOU?

G. W. Lilburn, Secretary of the National Institute for the Deaf, talks about various welfare services and other kinds of help for the deaf and the hard of hearing

: Sport

Charles Buchan on today's football

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Buchan

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Christine Archer: Pamela Mant
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Grace Fairbrother: Ysanne Churchman
Simon: Eddie Robinson
Walter Gabriel: Robert Mawdesley
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
The Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
The Vicar: Harry Stubbs
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Valerie Grayson: Ann Johnson
Clive Lawson-Hope, Squire's nephew: Leslie Parker

: SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE LIGHT

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Veronica Dunne (soprano)
Gethyn Wykeham-George (cello)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Soprano: Veronica Dunne
Cello: Gethyn Wykeham-George
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate

: Dramatic Interlude

Joyce Grenfell in ' Poetic Portraits '
(Continued in next column)
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Harold Neden and Norman Wright
From the Concert Hall,
Broadcasting House, London

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Harold Neden
Produced By: Norman Wright

: Stepping Out with the BBC SHOW BAND

Directed by Cyril Stapleton with Dick James
Jean Campbell , Bill McGuffip
Harold Smart , The Stargazers

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Bill McGuffip
Unknown: Harold Smart

: MELVILLE MIXTURE

Saturday night with Alan Melville and his records

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Melville








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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel