• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor. Frank Cantell
George Scott-Wood and his Music
The Robin Richmond Trio
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast


Conductor: Frank Cantell
Conductor: George Scott-Wood
Unknown: Robin Richmond

: Rex Palmer presents CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

Records you have asked to hear
News Summary at 9.30

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Saturday Skiffle Club

The Pete Curtis Folk and Blues Quintet
Al Meek and his Rio Ranch Boys
Roy Guest
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
Next week: Saturday Club, featuring jazz, skiffle, pops, rock. Send your record requests to 'Saturday Club,' BBC, [address removed]


Unknown: Pete Curtis
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Radio 1 9 October 2016


Strings in Rhythm
Directed by Henry Croudson


Directed By: Henry Croudson


Tunes for sale from Ulster
James Shaw (baritone)
Norman Watson (guitar)
Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry
Introduced by Maurice Shillington


Guitar: Norman Watson
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Introduced By: Maurice Shillington


A mosaic of melody woven from the life and tunes of Frank Loesser with The Andrews Sisters
Esther Williams , Bing Crosby
Danny Kaye , Stubby Kaye
Ricardo Montalban and the orchestras of Percy Faith and Russ Morgan
Compiled and presented by Paul Martin
Produced by Harold Rogers


Unknown: Frank Loesser
Unknown: Esther Williams
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Stubby Kaye
Unknown: Ricardo Montalban
Unknown: Russ Morgan
Presented By: Paul Martin
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Ted Heath and his Music with Tricia Payne , Bobbie Britton
Produced by John Hooper
News Summary at 12.30


Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Tricia Payne
Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Produced By: John Hooper


What's on today?
A magazine programme including:
Football League: Charles Buchan In London, David Coleman in Birmingham. and Bill Bolhwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games Scottish League: by Ian Macniven
Racing: Raymond Glendennlng discusses the prospects for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot
Athletics: Harry Carpenter talks about the match between England and Finland at the White City Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus MacKay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Bill Bolhwell
Unknown: Ian MacNiven
Unknown: Raymond Glendennlng
Talks: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: Movie Matinee

The first of a new series of sound-track adaptations of old and new films.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's ' Annie Get Your Gun' starring Betty Hutton, Howard Keel,
Keenan Wynn and Louis Calhern
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Programme presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Unknown: Betty Hutton
Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Keenan Wynn
Unknown: Louis Calhern
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale

: The Juke Box Club

[Starring] The Ray Ellington Quartet
Thirty minutes of musical entertainment with Valerie Masters

First of a new series


Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Unknown: Valerie Masters Presented by: John Hooper


Aintree Century International
Motor Cycle Race Meeting
Organised by the North-Western Centre Auto-Cycle Union for the Aintree Automobile Racing Company Limited Recorded commentary by Graham Walker and Murray Walker on the closing laps of the Aintree Senior race
From Aintree


Commentary By: Graham Walker
Commentary By: Murray Walker


England v. Finland
Organised by the Amateur Athletic Association in conjunction with the News of the World Commentaries by Rex Alston , with expert comments by Harold Abrahams
From the White City Stadium.


Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Harold Abrahams


. At Aintree
Commentary on the early stages of the Sidecar Handicap race


A personal selection of gramophone records
Presented by Robin Boyle


Presented By: Robin Boyle


At Aintree
A progress report on the Sidecar Handicap race


A further selection of records
Presented by Robin Boyle


Presented By: Robin Boyle


At Ascot
The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
A race for three-year-olds and upwards, run over the Old Mile
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Roger Mortimer
From Ascot Heath


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer


At Aintree
Recorded commentary on the finish of the Sidecar Handicap race


England Y. Finland
Further news from the White City Stadium


At Aintree
Commentary on the start of the Aintree Century race


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


England v. Finland
Final report and commentary from the White City Stadium
Aintree Century International
Motor Cycle Race Meeting
Further commentary on the Aintree Century race

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey from reporters and observers throughout the country and overseas
5.0 Football and Racing
Results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division: Chelsea v. Nottingham Forest; Leeds United v. Arsenal; Manchester City v. Manchester Unite4; Tottenham Hotspur v. Wolverhampton Wanderers; West Bromwich Albion v. Everton
Second Division: Bristol Rovers V. Sunderland; Middlesbrough v. Bristol City
Scottish League: Ian Macniven on an outstanding match
Boxing: Peter Wilson sums up the prospects for next Tuesday's contest at Harringay between Brian London, British Heavyweight Champion, and Willie Pastrano, of the United States
Yachting: Peter Scott and Philip Hays report from Newport, Rhode Island, on the closing stages of the America's Cup races
Athletics: Highlights of the match between England and Finland at the White City, by Harry Carpenter
Motor Cycling: A description of the Aintree Century Race by Graham Walker , from Aintree
Information Desk
Experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join Eamonn Andrews to discuss topics of the moment
5.52 app. Classified
Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Ian MacNiven
Unknown: Peter Wilson
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Philip Hays
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Graham Walker
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Guitar Club

with Ken Sykora, The Guitar Club Group (Led by Ike Isaacs)
and guests for this week: Roger Griffiths, Archie Slavin, Rikki and John Vaughan
Introduced by Ken Sykora.


Guitarist/Presenter: Ken Sykora
Musicians: The Guitar Club Group
Musicians led by: Ike Isaacs
Guitarist: Roger Griffiths
Guitarist: Archie Slavin
Musicians: Rikki and John Vaughan
Presenter: Ken Sykora
Producer: John Kingdon

: Just Jazz

Steve Race introduces Just Jazz
A programme of traditional, mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records.


Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Jack Dabbs

: Association Football

Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games.


Summariser: Charles Buchan

: News Summary; Saturday Night on the Light

A radio kaleidoscope of words and music.
Introduced by Phil Park
with J. B. Boothroyd of Punch
Private Detective
The Gaunt Brothers
Gerard Hoffnung, Michael Howard, Bernard Miles

Three Men Afloat
Bob Roberts, John Seymour, and Tyler Whittle report from Framilode on their journey down the river Severn.

And a galaxy of recorded music and singing stars featuring the Johnny Douglas Quintet with Freddie Dachtler.
News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30


Presenter: Phil Park
Performer: J. B. Boothroyd
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Performer: Gerard Hoffnung
Comedian: Michael Howard
Performer: Bernard Miles
Reporter (Three Men Afloat): Bob Roberts
Reporter (Three Men Afloat): John Seymour
Reporter (Three Men Afloat): Tyler Whittle
Musicians: The Johnny Douglas Quintet
Singer: Freddie Dachtler
Continuity Script: Charles Richardson
Outside broadcasts arranged by: Michael Hastings
Edited and produced by: John Bridges

: Saturday Dance Date

presents Lou Preager and his Orchestra
with Tina Vaughan, Don Cameron, The Sunnysiders and the Johnny Clark Group.
and Phil Tate and his Orchestra
with the Cubaneros.

From Hammersmith Palais, London


Musicians: Lou Preager and his Orchestra
Singer: Tina Vaughan
Singer: Don Cameron
Singers: The Sunnysiders
Musicians: The Johnny Clark Group
Musicians: Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Performers: The Cubaneros

: Pick of the Pops

David Jacobs presents Pick of the Pops
Including a review of the current best-selling popular records as well as some of the very latest issues.
News Summary at 11.30


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Derek Chinnery

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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