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: New to You

A Variety show composed entirely of artists new to television including Lino Farrugia (the Maltese Tenor), Tony Hancock and Derek Scott, Judy Kemp, Stewart and Matthews, Sunny Rogers.
Introduced by Frank Weir.


Tenor: Lino Farrugia
Comedian: Tony Hancock
Pianist: Derek Scott
Performer: Judy Kemp
Performers: Stewart and Matthews
Performer: Sunny Rogers
Presenter: Frank Weir
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Producer: Richard Afton

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018
Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018
Alan Simpson 8 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: Half-an-Hour of Films

A documentary - This is Britain
and a Charley Chase slapstick comedy - Manhattan Monkey Business
Charley Chase in a slapstick comedy film. Charley, unable to pay his bill in a smart restaurant, is engaged as a waiter with unfortunate results.
(to 16.00)


Charley aka Francois (Manhattan Monkey Business): Charley Chase

: Kaleidoscope

A television magazine introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Inspector Gribble Investigates
A 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.

Better or Worse! with Cliff Gordon and Diana Decker

Nat Allen and his Orchestra

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


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor/producer: Bill Ward
Writer (Inspector Gribble Investigates): John P. Wynn
Inspector Gribble (Inspector Gribble Investigates): Frank Foster
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
[Actor] (Better or Worse!): Cliff Gordon
[Actress] (Better or Worse!): Diana Decker
Musicians: Nat Allen and his Orchestra

: News Map: U.S. Presidential Election

Stephen Laird of Columbia Broadcasting System explains with maps and film how citizens of the United States will elect their first post-war President tomorrow.
Three Americans in London describe the policies and personalities of Truman, Dewey, and Wallace.
Edward Murrow, distinguished American broadcaster, in a special message from New York gives viewers a last-minute picture of the candidates' chances.


Presenter: Stephen Laird
Speaker: Edward Murrow
Programme arranged by: Jacqueline Kennish

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The US Goes to the Polls 13 November 2016

: 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.

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