• 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

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Malcolm Lockyer

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
News Summary at 8.30

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: YOUR HOLIDAY WEATHER

by the man from the ' Met ' Office

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Robin Richmond
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Richmond

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: JOHN MADIN

at the BBC theatre organ

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: MORNING STORY

' The Return ' by Mary Tivy
Read by Aileen Mills
From the BBC's Southampton studio

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Tivy
Read By: Aileen Mills

: News Summary MUSIC IN THE MODERN MANNER

The Freddie Ballerini Group and The Jazz Committee
Introduced by Peter Bond Presented by David Miller

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Bond
Presented By: David Miller

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary

WORKERS' PLAYTIME From the canteen of a factory in Leeds
Bill Maynard , Margaret Burton
Denis Goodwin , The Gaunt Brothers
The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by Bill Scott-Coomber

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Maynard
Unknown: Margaret Burton
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: Bill Scott-Coomber

: LUNCH DATE

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon and Kathie Kay
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Conductor: Kathie Kay

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' There was once a Boy ' by Diana Ross , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Diana Ross
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Letter from Paris: recorded there by Janet Teissier du Cros
Tiger on the Shore: Wendy Dewar Durie recalling a summer in Cornwall Answering Your Questions
Chatterbox: Harry Hardman remembers a childhood delight
Glamour: interpreted by Evelyn Laye. Phyllis Digby-Morton . Beatrix Leh mann, and Gilbert Harding
Serial: To Whom She Will ' by R. Prawer Jhabvala
Read by Robert Eddison
The second of thirteen instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
The fifth item is recorded
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Teissier du Cros
Unknown: Wendy Dewar
Unknown: Harry Hardman
Unknown: Evelyn Laye.
Unknown: Phyllis Digby-Morton
Unknown: Beatrix Leh
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: R. Prawer Jhabvala
Read By: Robert Eddison
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Daniel Merrick
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Daniel Merrick

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Conducted by Major John L. Judd , M.B.I.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major John L. Judd , M.B.I.

: STAGE AND SCREEN

Music from theatre and films played by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentary
From the AH England Club
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: Peter Fettes presents TONIGHT AT SIX

A record kaleidoscope including
What's New!: a recent release
Star of the week: Pat Boone
Jazz Profile: Django Reinhardt by Ken Sykora
Vocal Blend:
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvaniana
6.29 Weather and News Headline followed by Tonight'* Topic
' The George Gershwin Story ' told by Wilfrid Thomas Produced by Jack Dabbs

Contributors

Unknown: Django Reinhardt
Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Fred Waring
Unknown: George Gershwin Story
Told By: Wilfrid Thomas
Produced By: Jack Dabbs

: News Summary WHAT DO YOU KNOW ?

Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title
' Brain of Britain 1959'
Semi-Finals (i)
The whole programme la devoted to the quia
Competing in the first round of the semi-finals are:
Arthur Hilliar (London) Ex-Radio Officer,
B.O.A.C. Ethel Turner (Hants.) Administrative assistant
Michael Greet (Bristol)
Student
Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Arthur Hilliar
Unknown: B.O.A.C. Ethel Turner
Unknown: Michael Greet
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Join Wilfred Pickles in SEASIDE SING-SONG

from Aberystwyth featuring
Mabel with her Mail-bag and Eric James at the piano
Guest artist,
Margaret Lewis Jones
Presented by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Eric James
Artist: Margaret Lewis Jones
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: News Summary Brian Reece and Denise Bryer in 'IT'S A CRIME!'

A series of comedy thrillers written for radio by Eddie Maguire
2-' Life Insurance '
Produced by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Bill Gates
Tony Meadows: Brian Reece
Angela: Denise Bryer
Colonel Craig: Gordon Davies
Silda: Irène Prador
Stark: Frank Partington
Jorgens: Norman Mitchell

: Kenneth Home In BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee , Patricia Lancaster
The Fraser Hayes Four
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Eric Merriman and Barry Took wrote the script and Edwin Braden the incidental music
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Patricia Lancaster
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Eric Merriman
Conductor: Barry Took
Conductor: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: News Summary SEMPRINI SERENADE

introducing old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowits
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowits
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: JAZZ CLUB

Preview of Bcaulieu featuring some of the artists appearing at this year's
Beaulieu Jazz Festival including
Mr. Acker Bilk 's
Paramount Jazzband
The Diz Disley
Soho String Quintet and The Lennie Felix Trio
Introduced by Peter Burman
Presented by Terry Henebery
From the Recital Room,
Royal Festival Hall, London

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Acker Bilk
Introduced By: Peter Burman
Presented By: Terry Henebery

: News Summary MUSIC FOR LATE-NIGHT

played by Freddie Phillips and his Quintet
Introduced by Roy Williams

Contributors

Played By: Freddie Phillips
Introduced By: Roy Williams

: Big Bern 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