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: Sea Scouts

Many British seamen received their first training as sea scouts. This film shows boys in training on their own ship anchored in the Thames.

: Cinemagazine

How London bus drivers learn their trade and practise skidding on a greased track and The Shelsey Walsh Motor Trials.

: Penicillin

A series of three short films which together tell something of the fascinating, story of the scientific war against disease bacteria.
(to 16.00)

: Hamlet: Part 1

by William Shakespeare.
Televised in two parts
The Scene: Denmark
('Hamlet' will be televised in two parts: Part 1 on Sunday and Tuesday evenings of this week and Part 2 on Sunday and Tuesday evenings of next week)


Author: William Shakespeare
Settings Designer: Peter Bax
Fight Arranger: Denis Loraine
Producer: George More O'Ferrall
Ophelia, daughter to Polonius: Muriel Pavlow
The Ghost of Hamlet's father: W.E. Holloway
Claudius, King of Denmark: Sebastian Shaw
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, son to the late, and nephew to the present king: John Byron
Polonius, Principal Secretary of State: Arthur Wontner
Horatio, friend to Hamlet: Patrick Troughton
Laertes, son to Polonius: Patrick MacNee
Ambassador to Norway - Voltemand: Aubrey Dexter
Ambassador to Norway - Cornelius: Dudley Williams
Formerly fellow-student with Hamlet - Rosencrantz: Robert Rietty
Formerly fellow-student with Hamlet - Guildenstern: Richard Warner
A gentleman: Cyril Hardingham
A Doctor of Divinity: Frederick Ross
Gentleman of the Guard - Marcellus: William Devlin
Gentleman of the Guard - Barnardo: Julian Somers
Gentleman of the Guard - Francisco: Stanley Lemin
The Players - Lucianus: Roy Dean
The Players - The King: David Duncan
The Players - The Queen: Michael Caborne
The Players: The Prologue: John Ainsworth
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, mother to Hamlet: Margaret Rawlings

: 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.

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