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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)

: Cricket: Fifth Test Match: England v. Australia

A visit to the Oval to see the first day's play in the last Test Match. Brian Johnston and E. W. Swanton are beside our cameras in the Pavillon to help viewers follow the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton

: Olympic Games and The Test Match

Visits are made to the Oval to watch more of the first day's play in the Fifth Test Match, and to the Empire Stadium, Wembley, to see part of the Prix des Nations. This competition is a jumping contest over a course not exceeding 1100 metres and containing thirteen or fourteen obstacles, some of which are combination fences making a total of sixteen to twenty obstacles.
Teams of three riders from each competing nation take part and the competition must be carried out at the gallop.
After the Prix des Nations, the Olympic Games come to an end with a short Closing Ceremony.
(to 18.30)

: Jolly Roger or The Admiral's Daughter

A musical burlesque by Scobie Mackenzie and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, with music by Walter Leigh.
Adapted for television and produced by Desmond Davis.
The scene is laid in the year 1690 in and about the town of Kingston. Jamaica, and on board a pirate ship at sea.
(Second performance next Thursday at 8.30 p.m.)


Author: Scobie MacKenzie
Author: V.C. Clinton-Baddeley
Music: Walter Leigh
Adapter/producer: Desmond Davis
Settings designer: James Bould
Dances arranger: Donald Journeaux
Associate Musical Director: William Cox-Ife
Orchestra conducted by: Alfred Reynolds
Sir Roderick Venom, the cruel Governor of Jamaica: Gavin Gordon
Sir William Rowlocks, Admiral of the Fleet: Fabian Smith
Jolly Roger, a young planter: Dennis Bowen
Bold Ben Blister, late of the Royal Navy: Bill Stephens
The Bloody Pirate, terror of the Spanish Main: Richard Watson
Three Cut-throats - Tom: John Clifford
Three Cut-throats - Dick: Victor Woolf
Three Cut-throats - Harry: Freddie Fowler
Amelia, the Admiral's daughter: Billie Baker
Flora Pott, her companion: Nuna Davey
Prudence, her maid: Christine Lindsay
Others taking part: Brenda Gay
Others taking part: Vera Faldo
Others taking part: Teresa Taylor
Others taking part: Prudence Walter-Ellis
Others taking part: Ross Alexander
Others taking part: George Armitage
Others taking part: Archie Baker
Others taking part: Basil Hemming
Others taking part: David Maxwell

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Thursday's edition)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.35)

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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