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Children's Television


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The Red Lion
A story by Marjorie Perraton.
Told by Mary Clare.

Children's International Newsreel

Jesus of Nazareth: Part 5
Written and produced by Joy Harington.
A cycle of eight plays on the life of Our Lord.

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Red Lion): Marjorie Perraton
Storyteller (The Red Lion): Mary Clare
Writer/producer (Jesus of Nazareth): Joy Harington
Narrator (Jesus of Nazareth): John Glen
Religious adviser (Jesus of Nazareth): Robert C. Walton
Designer (Jesus of Nazareth): Richard Henry
Film cameraman (Jesus of Nazareth): Peter Sargent
Film editor (Jesus of Nazareth): John Pullen
Jesus: Tom Fleming
Simon Peter: Powys Thomas
James: Richard Grant
John: Michael Bryant
Thomas: John Dunbar
Matthew: Robert Gillespie
Philip: Philip Guard
Andrew: John Glen
Little Boy: Kevin Kelly
Judas: Anthony Jacobs
Nathaniel Bartholomew: Harry Dickson
Simon Zealot: Jack Stewart
James Alphaus: John Baker
Thaddeus: Alan Rolfe
A father: John Franklyn
Boy: Jonathan Swift
A Soldier: David Spenser

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.

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