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: Newsreels

: Wines of Australia

A film about the vineyards and the production of wine in Australia.

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The adventures of a cart horse drawn by Lois Castellain.

Flowers in the Window
Frances Perry tells you about plants and flowers you could grow in window boxes.

(to 17.40)


Illustrator (Adolphus): Lois Castellain
Pianist (Adolphus): Clive Lythgoe
Gardener/presenter (Flowers in the Window): Frances Perry

: Weather Chart

: Newsreel

: Just Sally

[Starring] Sally Barnes
with Bobby Beaumont and Roma Milne.


Conductor: George Clouston
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Comedienne: Sally Barnes
[Actor]: Bobby Beaumont
[Actress]: Roma Milne

: Background to Sport: Athletics

During the winter, athletes - from schoolboys to international champions - have been training for the 1954 season.
Max Robertson visits the Loughborough Training College, where students and instructors show points of style and technique in track and field events.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Friends and Neighbours

Written by Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell.
A glimpse into the lives of The Birds and The Honeybees.


Writer: Sid Colin
Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Composer/arranger: Malcolm Lockyer
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Bill Ward
Mrs. Bird: Janet Brown
Mr. Bird: Peter Butterworth
Mrs. Honeybee: Avril Angers
Mr. Honeybee: Benny Lee

: There's Always a Better Way: Views on Trial

The fourth in a series of films about ways of improving the standard of living.
Produced by the British Productivity Council.
[Starring] Jimmy Hanley and Robin Bailey
An Anvil Film.


Director: Richard Warren
Nicholas 'Garble' Diabolus: Jimmy Hanley
Budgenot: Jimmy Hanley
Works Foreman: Jimmy Hanley
Machinist: Jimmy Hanley
The Judge: Robin Bailey

: Down You Go!

with Kenneth Horne in the chair and Patricia Cutts, Derrick de Marney, Michael Pertwee and a guest finding the letters.


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Panellist: Derrick de Marney
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: 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.

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