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: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

An animated chart, together with John Snagge's commentary from the launch Magician, will show viewers the progress of the race, the finish of which will be specially described by Howard Marshall and televised (conditions permitting) direct from Chiswick. Television cameras near Chiswick Bridge and the boat houses will show the actual finish of the race and close-ups of the crews as they bring in their boats.
(to 14.00)


Commentary: John Snagge
Commentary: Howard Marshall

: The Hogarth Puppet Grotesques

Presented by Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth.


Presented by/puppeteer: Jan Bussell
Presented by/puppeteer: Ann Hogarth

: Darts Match

A return match between a BBC Four and News of the World champions. Commentary by Charles W. Garner, secretary of the National Darts Association.


Commentary: Charles W. Garner

: Have You Brought Your Music?

Written by Eleanor Farjeon.
With Margaret Rutherford, Everley Gregg, Warren Jenkins, Eric Starling, and Queenie Leonard.

The BBC Television Orchestra
leader Boris Pecker
conductor Hyam Greenbaum
(to 16.00)


Devised by: Quentin Tod
Writer: Eleanor Farjeon
Original music composed by: Vivien Lambelet
Performer: Margaret Rutherford
Performer: Everley Gregg
Performer: Warren Jenkins
Performer: Eric Starling
Performer: Queenie Leonard
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Production: Reginald Smith

: Cabaret

Talbot O'Farrell, Irish comedian. The Three Canadians, comedy acrobats. Gladys and Kusserow, dancers. Charlie Higgins, comedian.


Comedian: Talbot O'Farrell
Comedy acrobats: The Three Canadians
Dancers: Gladys and Kusserow
Comedian: Charlie Higgins
Presentation: Harry Pringle

: Through the Year

Elizabethan songs for the four seasons composed by Roger Quilter, with Hazel Jennings, Eric Starling, Harold Child. Choreography by Quentin Tod. The BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conductor Hyam Greenbaum.
(to 22.00)


Composer: Roger Quilter
Singer: Hazel Jennings
Tenor: Eric Starling
Singer: Harold Child
Choreography: Quentin Tod
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Production: Stephen Thomas

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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.

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