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: Crashing Thru

James Newill as Renfrew, the singing Mountie, in a round of thrilling adventures in the wild Canadian north.
(to 16.00)


Renfrew: James Newill

: May Fair Parade

Future fashions from fifty of the leading wholesale houses were displayed to buyers from many countries at the recent 'May Fair Parade' which coincided with the British Industries Fair.
Selected dresses from this important show include the 'New Look' in utility which will shortly be available in the shops.
The clothes are described by Georgie Henschel.


Commentary: Georgie Henschel
Programme arranger: Betty Spurling
Producer: A. Miller Jones

: Alexander Nevsky

Eisenstein's Spectacular Film
Alexander Nevsky is one of the legendary figures of Russian history. He dates from the thirteenth century when the Russian lands were loosely ruled by local chieftains paying tribute to the Mongol Khans.
In 1242, when the Knights of the Teutonic order invaded the country and drove far into Russia, Alexander Nevsky emerged as his country's leader.
When the film opens he is seen resting from warfare quietly engaged in fishing. News of the advance of the Teutons is brought to the great city of Novgorod. As the Teutons advance further and capture Pskov, Novgorod sends a deputation to Alexander, asking him to lead all men of 'Rus' against the invaders. Alexander raises a peasant army and, after some skirmishes with the enemy, traps their troops on the ice of Lake Peipus. Here the invaders are utterly defeated, most of their men being drowned when the ice gives way beneath the weight of their armour.

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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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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