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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Science Review

(Previously televised on March 21, 1952)

: Waters of Life

A film showing the efforts made to improve conditions in the rural districts of Ceylon.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Rex and Rinty

Further adventures in this serial film.
(to 17.45)

: Newsreel

: Looking at Animals

George Cansdale brings to the studio a variety of animals from South-East Asia.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Noordhof

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Some Wishes in View
A celebrity's birthday treat.

Lind Joyce

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner including the Deliberate Mistake
This week's viewer competitor from London Airport.

Gary Miller

Marjorie Dunkels "Without malice aforethought"

Cherry Lind

Stringing a Thread of Tunes
A new angle on some old song favourites.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Script (Some Wishes in View): Larry Forrester
Singer: Lind Joyce
Item presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Singer: Gary Miller
Performer: Marjorie Dunkels
Singer: Cherry Lind
Dancer: Joan Harris
Dancer: Patricia Garnett
Dancer: Leon Bedryski
Dancer: Igor Barcynski
Choreography: Alan Carter
Orchestra conducted by: Frank Cordell
Additional dialogue and lyrics: Lyn Fairhurst
Additional dialogue and lyrics: Dennis Castle
Design: John Clements
Production: Douglas Moodie

: Underwater Television

Captain Jacques Cousteau introduces his latest film showing how television cameras are being used twenty fathoms under the sea to watch French divers at work on a galley sunk about 220 B.C. off the Isle du Grand Conque, near Marseilles.


Presenter: Captain Jacques Cousteau

: In the News

Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood, M.P., Michael Foot, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Michael Foot
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Here for the Coronation

Joan Gilbert and Leslie Mitchell interview some of the interesting people now in London.


Interviewer: Joan Gilbert
Interviewer: Leslie Mitchell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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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