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: The Younger Generation WHAT'S YOUR PLEASURE ?

Pen, Palette, and Plectrum
Young Australian artists, including Russell Drysdale , Adam Rosenblatt , Rosamund Waring , and Rob Inglis


Unknown: Russell Drysdale
Unknown: Adam Rosenblatt
Unknown: Rosamund Waring
Unknown: Rob Inglis


of Stamps
Eileen J. Evans
Public Relations Officer of the British Philatelic Association and Editor of Philately talks about stamp exhibitions and philatelic organisations and how they can help the collector


Unknown: Eileen J. Evans


A weekly programme for mothers and fathers
'Too Many Cooks!' by Antonia Ridge
The mother of a boy and girl now grown up looks back on a time when she suffered from too much advice.
Children's Poems
' If poetry comes not as naturally as leaves to a tree it had better not come at all,' Keats said. It does come naturally to a number of children even when they are quite young. ROBERT GITTINGS discusses the significance of children's poems and the way in which parents can best help a child who likes poetry and likes to make up its own verses.
Poems read by Anne Greenland and Frank Duncan
Compere. Robin Holmes
Arranged by Eileen Molony and Janet Walters


Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Unknown: Robert Gittings
Read By: Anne Greenland
Read By: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Robin Holmes
Arranged By: Eileen Molony
Arranged By: Janet Walters


10-Buying Shoes
Basil and Dorothy Street learn something about the perfect tense, something about the Spanish fondness for exclamations, something about shoe sizes, and a little about a modern poet. The lesson begins with George sorting out the perfect tense in his Hampstead study, and ends with Dorothy sorting out her perfect shoe in a Madrid general store.
TEACHERS. George and Miguel (Roger Delgado and Angel Luna)
PUPILS, Dorothy and Basil Street (Vanessa Redgrave and Basil Jones ) DEMONSTRATORS, Maria and Carlos (Elena Morton and Amadeo Leris )
Shop assistant (Angel Luna); Spanish girl (Elena Morton ); Pepe (Amadeo Leris )
Script by Jack Sage
Produced by R. A. Escoffey


Unknown: Dorothy Street
Unknown: Roger Delgado
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Elena Morton
Unknown: Amadeo Leris
Unknown: Elena Morton
Unknown: Amadeo Leris
Script By: Jack Sage
Produced By: R. A. Escoffey

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.

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