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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Rugby Football: England v. The Rest

By courtesy of the Rugby Football Union the mobile cameras visit Twickenham to see the final England trial. After this match the England team to meet Wales will be chosen, and the match will be televised from Twickenham on January 21.


Commentator: Robert Hudson
Commentator: Peter West

: For the Children: Retrospect 1949

The past year as seen through the lenses of the television film cameras.
(to 16.45 app.)


Producer: Philip Dorte
Compiled by: Robert Barr
Editor: Denis Edwards
Editor: Richard Cawston

: Dick Whittington

[Starring] Jack Hulbert in a grand Christmas pantomime specially written for television.
The George Mitchell Quartette
(Second performance of the programme televised on Boxing Day)


Original music composed by: Stanley Andrews
Singers: The George Mitchell Quartette
Dances arranged by: Eunice Crowther
Book by: Max Kester
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Jack Hulbert
Producer-in-charge: Kenneth M. Buckley
Cook: Jack Hulbert
Dick: Patricia Russell
Cat: Tom Linden
Fitzwarren: Arthur Hambling
Idle Jack: Wallas Eaton
Alice: Eunice Gayson
Chef: Philip Harben
Ship's Captain: Eunice Crowther
Sultan: Abraham Sofaer
Pasha: Clive Stock
King Rat: Neal Arden
Second Rat: Dennis Castle
Sultan's bodyguard: Cecil Brock
Sultan's bodyguard: John Milburn
Dancer: Doreen Arden
Dancer: Lee Barrett
Dancer: Patricia Brooks
Dancer: Tanya Duray
Dancer: Cynthia Hayden
Dancer: Tamara Kirova
Dancer: Flora Stuart
Dancer: Manya Zarina

: Ice Hockey: Earls Court Rangers v. Wembley Monarchs

A visit to the Empress Hall, London, where the National Tournament between these two London sides is in progress.
Patrick Burns helps viewers to follow the play.
Referees: R. Klein and J. Creed


Commentator: Patrick Burns
Referee: R. Klein
Referee: J. Creed

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.45)

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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.

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