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: The Moon in the Yellow River

A comedy of modern Ireland by Denis Johnston.
(Second performance: for details see Thursday, 8.30)

(to 16.30)


Writer: Denis Johnston

: Kaleidoscope

A television magazine introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Out of the Bag
Everyday objects come out of the Kaleidoscope bag in an unusual setting.

Rough Stuff
The 'Tight Spot' Team in the newest methods of self defence.

Memory Man
Can you defeat Leslie Welch on any question about sport? He answers impromptu, and any viewer who 'stumps' him will be sent two savings certificates.

Be Your Own Detective
A short thriller by Mileson Horton to test your powers of observation.

Time for Music
Presenting the evening's musical guest.

A celebrity comes along to talk about his unusual hobby.

Staircase Wit
A quiz designed to see how our guest wit would deal with an apparently unanswerable remark or an impossible situation.

All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to "Kaleidoscope," [address removed]


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor and producer: Stephen McCormack
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Writer (Be Your Own Detective): Mileson Horton
Deviser (Hobbies): C. Denier Warren

: The Sun and the Earth

An illustrated talk by the Astronomer Royal Sir Harold Spencer Jones will refer, among other things to magnetic storms, radio fade-outs and other radio disturbances, and the Aurora Borealis.


Presenter: Sir Harold Spencer Jones
Presented by: A. Miller Jones

: Joseph Szigeti

the celebrated violinist
At the piano, Ernest Lush


Violinist: Joseph Szigeti
Pianist: Ernest Lush

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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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