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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Rugby Football: England v. Scotland

A visit to Twickenham, by courtesy of the Rugby Football Union, to see the International Calcutta Cup match.
Jock Wemyss writes on page 12
(to 16.30)


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Peter West

: For the Children: Whirligig

introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip (who is helped to move by Joy Laurey).

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Mr. Lumber's Shop
with John le Mesurier and Marcel Stellman.

Write it Yourself
Frank Coven invites young viewers to continue the serial.

Hank Rides Again with Francis Coudrill

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Puppeteer (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
[Actor] (Mr. Lumber's Shop): John le Mesurier
[Actor] (Mr. Lumber's Shop): Marcel Stellman
Item presenter (Write it Yourself): Frank Coven
Ventriloquist (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Accompanist: Steve Race
Additional script: Peter Ling
Settings and gadgets: Richard Henry
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Programme producer: Michael Westmore

: Fashions For Spring And Summer

(The London Look)
On Monday the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers displayed its spring and summer collections to Her Majesty the Queen. Tonight forty mannequins representing ten leading fashion houses display a selection of the dresses shown to Her Majesty.
Programme introduced by Anne Scott-James.


Presenter: Anne Scott-James
Presented for television by: Bettie Spurling
Presented for television by : Stephen McCormack

: The Charlie Chester Show

with Ingeborg Wells, Frederick Ferrari, Edna Fryer, Len Marten, Deryck Guyler, Harry Richards, The Four Harmonica Hotshots, The Mitchell Maids and Mischa Auer.


Comedian/script: Charlie Chester
Performer: Ingeborg Wells
Tenor: Frederick Ferrari
Performer: Edna Fryer
Performer: Len Marten
Performer: Deryck Guyler
Performer: Harry Richards
Harmonicists: The Four Harmonica Hotshots
Performers: The Mitchell Maids
Performer: Mischa Auer
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Newsreel

: News (sound only); followed by Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill O.M., C.H., F.R.S., M.P. (Leader of the Conservative Party)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

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.

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