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: Bertram Mills's Circus

at Olympia
The first of a series of broadcasts from Olympia, during which viewers will see many of the circus turns, as well as side-shows in the Fun Fair.


Commentary: F. H. Grisewood
Presentation: Philip Dorte

: Les Ballets Polonais

directed by Bronislava Nijinska, in selections from the repertoire.
(to 16.00)


Ballet company directed by: Bronislava Nijinska

: Cabaret

with Ingrid Linck, in songs, Catherine Marks, in dances, and the BBC Television Orchestra


Singer: Ingrid Linck
Dancer: Catherine Marks
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra

: Theatre Parade

Scenes from Eric Lugg's production of "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, from the Savoy Theatre, with Malcolm Keen as Long John Silver.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Stage production: Eric Lugg
Long John Silver: Malcolm Keen

: The Aspidistras

(Elsie French and John Mott; Pianist, Cornelius Fisher) in their Front Parlour Entertainment
(to 22.00)


Performer: Elsie French
Performer: John Mott
Pianist: Cornelius Fisher

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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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