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The Saturday Party by BRIAN CLARK
The invitations are out for Richard and Jane Elkinson 's annual Christmas party. Only trouble is stockbroker Richard is out of a job ..
Nice work if you can get it: page 4


Unknown: Brian Clark
Unknown: Jane Elkinson
Unknown: Chick Anthony
Editor: Richard Broke
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Barry Davis
Richard Elkinson: Peter Barkworth
Jane Elkinson: Sheila Gish
Sarah: Jan Waters
Emma Elkinson: Judi Bowker
Philip Hucknell: John Welsh
Jeremy: Paul Williamson
Dorothy Adams: Jean Rimmer
Jack Adams: Don Henderson
Simon Elkinson: Robin Davies
Ted Jones: Will Stampe
Annie Jones: Julie May
Gerald: Myles Hoyle
Celia: Pamela Moiseiwitsch
Martin: William Simons
Major Hardy: John Scott
James Firnley: Jonathan Coy
David Elkinson: Joshua Le Touzel
Paula: Silvestra Le Touzel
Esther Hucknell: Daphne Oxenford

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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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