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: For the Children: Swiss Family Robinson

with Freddie Bartholomew.
This is the film version of the famous adventure book by Johann David Wyss which many viewers have asked to see again. It tells the story of a Swiss watch-maker and his family who lived a hundred years ago. They decide to go to the Colonies, but their ship is wrecked during the voyage and they spend two adventurous years on an uninhabited island.
(to 18.20)


Author: Johann David Wyss
Jack Robinson: Freddie Bartholomew

: Dangerous Corner

A play by J. B. Priestley.
[Starring] Greta Gynt
with Jack Livesey
Scene: The drawing-room of the Caplan's house at Chantbury Close after dinner.


Author: J. B. Priestley
Producer: Joel O'Brien
Setting: Peter Bax
Freda Caplan: Greta Gynt
Miss Mockridge: Mary Lincoln
Betty Whitehouse: Jen Wright
Olwen Peel: Helen Shingler
Charles Stanton: Jack Livesey
Gordon Whitehouse: Brian Nissen
Robert Caplan: Graeme Muir

: Around the World in Eight Days

A BBC television film.
A record of the flight specially arranged by the BBC in conjunction with BOAC.


Cameraman: Charles de Jaeger
Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.35 app.)

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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.

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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