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A magazine for radio and recording enthusiasts
Introduced by Douglas Brown
The Shimmer of the Violins: Rhydwin Owen explains how. starting from ignorance, he achieved Hi-Fi results which satisfy him as a music-lover
British Amateur Tape Recording Contest: Some excerpts from the tapes selected for the Final
Tape Recorders for the Blind: John Borwick talks to two blind tape users, Ron Hall and Malcolm Turner


Introduced By: Douglas Brown
Violins: Rhydwin Owen
Talks: John Borwick
Unknown: Ron Hall
Unknown: Malcolm Turner


Forty programmes designed to give listeners with no previous knowledge of the language a thorough grounding in basic Italian, through the medium of simple conversations and readings.
Lesson 1
The lessons presented by Luisa Rapaccini based on her book Parlo Italiano a textbook for beginners
Assisted by Ariella Reggio and Andrea Tacchi Devised and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Recorded broadcast of Oct. 3, 1960


Presented By: Luisa Rapaccini
Unknown: Parlo Italiano
Assisted By: Ariella Reggio
Assisted By: Andrea Tacchi
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson


A visit to the European Bridge Championships at Torre Abbey, Torquay
The broadcast includes part of a match in which Great Britain is playing
Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin


Introduced By: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Harold Franklin


A ('hair, a Book, and a Clock Talk by Frank Rhoden
Methods and Resources A new autumn series by Gerald Abrahams
1: Dynamic Pawns
The position to be discussed
Kings deliberately omitted
Summer Bulletin
R. G. Wade reports briefly on chess activities during the last few months Programme arranged by Terence Tiller


Talk By: Frank Rhoden
Unknown: Gerald Abrahams
Unknown: R. G. Wade
Arranged By: Terence Tiller


Antony Hopkins discusses a work or theme of current interest

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.

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