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: Keep Fit

[Starring] George Formby in the film Keep Fit
With Kay Walsh, George Benson, and Gus McNaughton.
George takes part in a 'Keep Fit' campaign and ends up as an unwilling partner in a boxing match.
(to 16.10)


George Green: George Formby
Joan Allen: Kay Walsh
Ernie Gill: George Benson
Echo (Publicity Manager): Gus McNaughton

: Coppelia: Act 2

[Starring] The Metropolitan Ballet
Swanhilda's friends and the dolls played by members of the company
Scenes from 'Pleasuredrome'
A modern ballet by Peter Williams.


Music (Coppelia): Delibes
Choreography (Coppelia): Ivanov
Choreography (Coppelia): Cecchetti
Author (Scenes from 'Pleasuredrome'): Peter Williams
Choreography (Scenes from 'Pleasuredrome'): Rosella Hightower
Music (Scenes from 'Pleasuredrome'): John Lanchbery
Costumes: Leonard Rosoman
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Director-General of the Metropolitan Ballet: Cecilia Blatch
Producer: Christian Simpson
Swanhilda: Celia Franca
Franz: Eric Hyrst
Dr. Coppelius, a toy maker: Michael Holmes
Coppelia: Kristel Karnilova
Nick, a boy from the country: Michel de Lutry
Flo, a soft-hearted floosie: Celia Franca
Joe, the boss: Witaly Osins
Others assembled in an Amusement Arcade on a Friday: [uncredited]

: Your Christmas Dinner

Philip Harben shows how to cook a turkey, mince pies, and other specialities for a good Christmas dinner.


Cook: Philip Harben
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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