• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor. Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowit *
Howard Thomas (theatre organ)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowit
Conductor: Howard Thomas


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent ) Conductor, Jack Leon
News Summary at 8.30


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon


by the man from the ' Met' Office

: John Ellison presents CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

Some more of the records you have asked to hear
News Summary at 9.30

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Saturday Club

The best of today's 'pop' entertainment featuring
Cliff Richard and the Drifters
Cleo Laine
The Dene Four
The Mike McKenzie Quartet
Johnny Webb
Emil Ford and the Checkmates
The Ken Jones Five
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
New to You
Spinning the latest releases
Introduced by Jim Dale
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Unknown: Johnny Webb
Unknown: Emil Ford
Unknown: Ken Jones
Introduced By: Jim Dale
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


Sixth of seven challenge matches
The ' Brain of Brains ' defends his title

: News Summary MOTOR RACING

The twenty-fourth R.A.C.
Tourist Trophy Race
Organised by the British Automobile Racing Club m association with the News of the World
A progress report at the end of the first half-hour of this six-hour race
Raymond Baxter and Eric Tobitt
From Goodwood


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Eric Tobitt


What's On Today?
A magazine programme, Including:
Football League: Charles Buchan in London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games Scottish League: by Tommy Muirhead Athletics: Harold Abrahams , in Moscow, reports on the match between the U.S.S.R. and Great Britain Swimming: Pat Besford discusses the prospects for the last day's events in the National Championships at Blackpool
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Tommy Muirhead
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Pat Besford
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Sam Costa from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to younger visitors to the show and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time


Unknown: Sam Costa


The first of a series of Bound-track adaptations of popular first-feature films
Twentieth Century-Fox's comedy
' Bobbikins ' starring
Max Bygraves and Shirley Jones
Programme presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Unknown: Max Bygraves
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale


Further commentary on the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Race


(107th Annual Contest)
Introduced by Harry Mortimer
From the King's Hall. Bellevue, Manchester


Introduced By: Harry Mortimer


The European Championships
Commentary by Henry Riddell on the jumping phase of the event
From Harewood
The countries entered besides Great Britain (the holders) arc Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italv, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.S.S.R., and the U.S.A.


Commentary By: Henry Riddell


The Prince Edward Handicap
For three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles, three furlongs, and seventy-five yards Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Claude Harrison
From Castle Irwell Racecourse,


Unknown: Prince Edward Handicap
Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Claude Harrison


The Amateur Swimming Association
National Championships
Commentary on some of the last day's events by Alun Williams , with comments by Pat Besford
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool '


Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Pat Besford


Further commentary


A return visit for the final stages of the contest


The results and a report by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Henry Riddell


Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Henry Riddell


Classified half-time scores followed by Commentary by Alan Clarke during the second half of one of today's English League matches


Commentary By: Alan Clarke


U.S.S.R. v. Great Britain
Reports by Harold Abrahams , with commentaries by Rex Alston on the first day of the men's and women's matches at the New Lenin Stadium in Moscow


Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Rex Alston

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and oV servers throughout the country and overseas
5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division: Arsenal v. Tottenham Hotspur: Blackpool v. Nottingham Forest: Chelsea v. Burnley: Manchester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers; Newcastle United u. Preston North End
Second Division: Bristol Rovers v. Aston Villa; Swansea Town v. Sunder-land
Third Division: Southampton v. Colchester United
Scottish League: Tommy Muirhead on an outstanding match
Athletics: Harold Abrahams , in Moscow, sums up the first day's events in the match between the U.S.S.R. and Great Britain
Lawn Tennis: Fred Perry , in New York, discusses play so far in the American National Championships
Swimming: Pat Besford reports on the National Championships from Blackpool
Men Who Make News
Men who make the headlines answer questions and discuss with experts their policies or performances in sport
This week: SIR STANLEY Rous
Secretary of the Football Association
5.52 app. Classified Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Tommy Muirhead
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Fred Perry
Unknown: Pat Besford
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Motor Racing

The twenty-fourth R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Race organised by the British Automobile Racing Club in association with the News of the World.
Commentary recorded by Raymond Baxter and Eric Tobitt on the closing laps of the race.
From Goodwood


Commentary: Raymond Baxter
Commentary: Eric Tobitt


From the BBC
Gramstand at the National Radio Show
Earls Court
A programme of traditional mainstream and modern jazz introduced by Frank Dixon Charles Melville , Steve Race
Produced by Jack Dabbs


Introduced By: Frank Dixon
Introduced By: Charles Melville
Produced By: Jack Dabbs


Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Charles Buchan

: News Summary; Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
Presented by David Miller
(BEC recording)
(BBC General Overseas Service production)


Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester
Presented By: David Miller

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Natalia Karp (piano) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, Steven Staryk)
Conducted by John Hollingsworth
From the Royal Albert Hall. London


Piano: Natalia Karp
Leader: Steven Staryk
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth


of the British Open
Brass Band Championship
(107th annual contest) held this afternoon at Belle Vue, Manchester
The programme includes the test piece
'The Undaunted'

: News Summary; Saturday's Music Album

Turning the pages are
The Singers:
Andy Cole
Mike Shaun and The Stargazers
The Players:
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
The Bernie Fenton Quartet
BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Presented and produced by John Browell


Singers: Andy Cole
Singers: Mike Shaun
Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Bernie Fenton
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: John Browell

: Saturday's Music Album

These pages are mainly music from Eric Jupp and his Orchestra the BBC Revue Orchestra and the Bernie Fenton Quartet


Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Musicians: Bernie Fenton Quartet
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra

: 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
Produced by Derek Chinnery
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: 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