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: The Chance of a Lifetime

A sporting romance for television by John Pudney.


Writer: John Pudney
Production: Royston Morley
'Plum' Damson, an elderly, very sporting baker: Edward Chapman
Muriel (his unmarried sister): Agnes Lauchlan
Alice (his unmarried sister): Jean Shepeard
Phyllis (his unmarried sister): Helen Goss
Corky Legg, a one-legged gossip: Ivor Barnard
Joe Bessano, an Italian waiter: Alan Wheatley
'Sport' of Sisterly: Phyllis Morris
'Sport' of Sisterly: Pamela Barnard
'Sport' of Sisterly: Stuart Latham
'Sport' of Sisterly: Mario Francelli
'Sport' of Sisterly: Eric Noels
'Sport' of Sisterly: Eric Wild
'Sport' of Sisterly: Gilbert Webster
'Sport' of Sisterly: Len Stevens

: Picture Page (243rd edition)

Introducing scenes from Henry Sherek's 'Dorchester Floor Show'.
With Kay Kimber, Helen Bennett, Brantley and Linda, and Robert Alton's 'Stars of Tomorrow'.
(to 16.00)


Editor: Cecil Madden
Producer: Philip Bate
Interviewer: Leslie Mitchell
Switchboard Girl: Joan Miller
Performer: Kay Kimber
Performer: Helen Bennett
Performers: Brantley and Linda

: Professional Tennis

(Details as Tuesday, 9.30)

: Cabaret

[Starring] Flotsam and Jetsam
with The Five Lai-Founs (Chinese acrobats)


Comic musicians: Flotsam and Jetsam
Acrobats: The Five Lai-Founs
Presentation: Harry Pringle

: Picture Page (244th edition)

(Details as 3.45, except that the scenes from the 'Dorchester Floor Show' will not be given)
(to 22.15)

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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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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