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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: For Gardeners

In the television garden Frances Perry shows soft-fruit pruning and propagation, and C. P. Quarrell demonstrates the latest developments in cloche gardening.


Gardener/presenter: Frances Perry
Gardener/presenter: C. P. Quarrell

: For Boys: Table Tennis

Jack Carrington and Johnny Leach, the well-known international players, give a lesson to boy and girl pupils and end with a demonstration game.
(to 16.00)


Player: Jack Carrington
Player: Johnny Leach

: Rooftop Rendezvous

[Starring] the American film star Martha Raye
Fourth visit to television's own nightspot to meet Armand and Anita, Betty Jumel, Harry Secombe, Slim Allan, The Three Just Men, June Elliott, The Rooftop Lovelies, Jack Jackson and the Rendezvous Orchestra.


Singer: Martha Raye
Dancers: Armand and Anita
Performer: Betty Jumel
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Performer: Slim Allan
Performers: The Three Just Men
Performer: June Elliott
Performers: The Rooftop Lovelies
Musicians: Jack Jackson and the Rendezvous Orchestra
Dance arranger: Leslie Roberts
Deviser and producer: Richard Afton

: Saturday-Night Story

told by Algernon Blackwood.


Storyteller: Algernon Blackwood

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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