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: New to You

Television Variety presenting artists entirely New to You
including: La Esterella, Winifred Atwell, Trio Grossetto, Senor Carlos, Leslie Haskell
Accompanied by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Singer: La Esterella
Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Performers: Trio Grossetto
Performer: Senor Carlos
Performer: Leslie Haskell
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: Richard Afton

: Half an Hour of Films

Indian Background
A short film about Indian crafts and trades.

English Justice
This film explains the main principles of English criminal law.

(to 16.00)

: Kaleidoscope

A Television Magazine introduced by McDonald Hobley.

My Best Moment
Sirdani and his guest introduce a magical note.

Inspector Gribble Investigates
A new series by John P Wynn.
with Frank Foster as the Inspector.

Cue for Music
A musical guest.

Puzzle Corner with Ronnie Waldman

It Happened to Me
Celebrities tell us their worst moment.

Every Man His Own...
by Max Kester.
[Starring] Richard Hearne

Nat Allen and his Orchestra

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


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor: Stephen McCormack
Producer: Bill Ward
Magician (My Best Moment): Sirdani
Writer (Inspector Gribble Investigates): John P Wynn
Inspector Gribble (Inspector Gribble Investigates): Frank Foster
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Comedian (Every Man His Own): Richard Hearne
Writer (Every Man His Own): Max Kester
Musicians: Nat Allen and his Orchestra

: Science and Films

The second International Scientific Film Congress opens in London tomorrow with delegates from all over the world. By courtesy of the Congress organisers television shows a preview of some of the outstanding films which will be shown to the delegates.
John Grierson (Central Office of Information) introduces three of the delegates: John Maddison (Great Britain), Jean Painleve (France), and Professor Otto Storch of Vienna.


Presenter: John Grierson
Guest: John Maddison
Guest: Jean Painleve
Guest: Professor Otto Storch

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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