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Children's Television


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Harry Corbett brings 'Sooty' back again with another grand Variety show.
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Children's International Newsreel

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 5: Bunter on the Warpath
A new series for television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion

Sunday at Six
The Rev. R.E.H. Dudley, Vicar of Edington, shows you something of the beautiful fourteenth-century church from which Harvest Thanksgiving is televised this evening
The church, which has remained practically unaltered for six hundred years, was built by William of Edington, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, who married the Black Prince to "the Fair Maid of Kent".

(to 18.05)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Shaun Sutton
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Hurree Singh: Barry Barnett
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Skinner: Melvyn Hayes
Snoop: Alaric Cotter
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. R.E.H. Dudley

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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.

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