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Children's Hour


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For Children of Most Ages
'The Seven Days'
A series of seven stories written and told by Barbara Sleigh
3-Wednesday's child is full of woe
5.15 For Older Children
A new radio serial by John Darran featuring security, officers Greg Vaughan and 'Rocky' Mountain in their latest assignment
'The Chargos Affair'
Other parts played by Ieuan Rhys Williams and D. L. Davies
Production by Ifan O. Williams
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
The Bishops Come to London Five talks on the meaning of the Lambeth Conference
2-The Church in Asia by the Bishop of Kurunagala
(Ceylon) the Rt. Rev. Lakdasa de Mel


Told By: Barbara Sleigh
Unknown: John Darran
Unknown: Greg Vaughan
Played By: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Played By: D. L. Davies
Production By: Ifan O. Williams
Unknown: Rt. Rev. Lakdasa de Mel
Lt Cmdr Gregory Vaughan R N: Noel Johnson
James Mountain: Dillwyn Owen
Pat Marshall: Gwenyth Petty
Colonel Spear: Ivor Maddox
Mrs Annie King-Jones: Dilys Davies
Big Bill: Brinley Jenkins
Captain Rex Masters: Edgar Harrison

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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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