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: For the Children

Muffin the Mule
Muffin opens the Christmas season with a fancy-dress party with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth and Jan Bussell (who pull the strings).

Down the River
An imaginary journey with music composed by John Farrant, illustrated by Richard Lambert.

Squirrel Goes Skating
Another story of 'The Squirrel, the Hare, and Little Grey Rabbit' by Alison Uttley. Arranged and told by Ann Hogarth and Jan Bussell with their glove puppets.

Don't Forget to Shut the Gate
Syd Carter, a countryman who is well known to young listeners, talks about his favourite subject - gates.

(to 18.00)


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule)/Arranged and told by (Squirrel Goes Skating): Ann Hogarth
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule)/Arranged and told by (Squirrel Goes Skating): Jan Bussell
Composer (Down the River): John Farrant
Illustrator (Down the River): Richard Lambert
Writer (Squirrel Goes Skating): Alison Uttley
Presenter (Don't Forget to Shut the Gate): Syd Carter
Illustrations (Don't Forget to Shut the Gate): Maurice Rickards
Producer: Peter Thompson

: How Television Came to the Midlands

A film on the growth of the BBC Television Service, showing the planning and construction of the world's most powerful television transmitting station and its official opening at Sutton Coldfield yesterday.

: The Winslow Boy

A play by Terence Rattigan.
[Starring] Roger Livesey, Valerie White, Walter Fitzgerald, Jack Watling

The action of the play takes place in the drawing-room of Arthur Winslow's house in South Kensington at some period not long before the war of 1914-1918.
(Jack Watling appears by permission of Herbert Wilcox)
(Second performance: Thursday, 8.30)


Author: Terence Rattigan
Producer: Royston Morley
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Ronnie Winslow: Freddy Mason
Violet: Thora Hird
Arthur Winslow: Walter Fitzgerald
Grace Winslow: Ruth Taylor
Catherine Winslow: Valerie White
Dickie Winslow: Jack Watling
John Watherstone: Derek Blomfield
Desmond Curry: Russell Waters
Miss Barnes: Betty Marsden
Sir Robert Morton: Roger Livesey

: Faith in Stone: La Cathedrale; Images Gothiques

Two films from France showing how cathedral art expressed the faith and aspirations of medieval man.


Producer (La Cathedrale): Jean Beranger
Director (La Cathedrale): Claude Hauser
Producer (Images Gothiques): Maurice Cloche
Commentary written by: Caryl Doncaster
Narrator: Frank Phillips

: News

(sound only)
(to 23.00)

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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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