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* Pistols for Two '
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced by Claire Chovil
5.30 Children's Newsreel
November Edition
Here and There
General news by Alan Dixon London News by Nan Macdonald
Sports News by Kenneth Wolstenholme This Month in Your Garden by Fred Loads
Countrywide Reports from Children's Newsreel Observers
Young People's Guide to Current Affairs by Robert Reid
Edited and introduced by Michael Barton


Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By: Claire Chovil
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Garden By: Fred Loads
Unknown: Robert Reid
Introduced By: Michael Barton
Larrv the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
Mr Growser: John Glyn Jones
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
The Mayor of Arkville: Lawrence Baskcomb
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Inventor: Ivan Samson
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood

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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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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.

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