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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Wednesday's Luck

[Starring] Patrick Barr, Linden Travers, and Susan Bligh in the film Wednesday's Luck
Scotland Yard is faced with an unusually intelligent gang of criminals, and deals with them in its own special way.
(to 16.05)


Jim Carfax: Patrick Barr
Mimi: Linden Travers
Sheila: Susan Bligh

: First transmission from the new BBC Television Station at Sutton Coldfield: Television Comes to the Midlands

(See displayed panel above)

Opening of the Sutton Coldfield transmitter
Speeches by The Postmaster-General, the Rt. Hon. Wilfred Paling and the Vice-Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors the Dowager Marchioness of Reading

Tonight at 8.0


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Wilfred Paling
Speaker: The Dowager Marchioness of Reading

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times - the 1950s pages 22 December 2019
Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018
Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018

: Stars in Your Eyes

A Variety revue featuring: Leslie Henson, Binnie Hale, Stanley Holloway, 'Hutch', Mary Meade, Jolly 'Dynamite' Jefferson, The New China Troupe and The Starlets, Eric Robinson and his Orchestra.
(Specially staged at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith)


Comedian: Leslie Henson
Singer: Binnie Hale
Comedian: Stanley Holloway
Entertainer: 'Hutch' (Leslie Hutchinson)
Performer: Mary Meade
Dancer: Jolly 'Dynamite' Jefferson
Acrobatics: The New China Troupe
Performers: The Starlets
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Decor: Richard Greenough
Deviser and producer: Henry Caldwell

: Ice Hockey: Earls Court Rangers v. Nottingham Panthers

A visit to the Empress Hall, London, to see the third period in this Autumn Cup match.
Patrick Burns helps viewers to follow the play.


Commentator: Patrick Burns

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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