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: For the Children

Punch and Judy
Percy Press is in the studio with Punch and Judy.

Ludo and the Sun
A cartoon film about a naughty boy called Ludo who plays tricks on the sun.

Scottish Dancing
John Armstrong, assisted by Piper Angus MacAuley, shows how to dance the Highland way.

Let's Paint a Picture
Peter Thompson has more to tell about the National Exhibition of Children's Art, and gives some useful ideas about what to paint and how to paint it.

(to 17.00)


Puppeteer (Punch and Judy): Percy Press
Dancer (Scottish Dancing): John Armstrong
Piper: (Scottish Dancing): Angus MacAuley
Presenter/painter (Let's Paint a Picture): Peter Thompson
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: The Man Who Faced Facts

A new play by Ivan Butler.
[Starring] Frank Pettingell and Mary Hinton
The action takes place in the Merrills' home in a superior suburb of London
(Jill Raymond is appearing in 'The Father' and W. E. Holloway in 'Miss Mabel')
(Second performance on Tuesday at 3.0 p.m.)


Writer: Ivan Butler
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Setting: Richard Greenough
Lucy: Rowena Gregory
Bessie Merrill: Nan Munro
Janet Merrill: Mary Hinton
Owen Merrill: Stuart Lindsell
Sheila Merrill: Jill Raymond
Robin Merrill: Owen Holder
The Rev. Alan Clements: Anthony Sharp
Mr. Voade: Frank Pettingell
Martin Merrill: W.E. Holloway

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)

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.

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