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: Demonstration Film

(to 12.00)

: For the Children: London Town (Junior edition)

Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine programme of film stories from the world's greatest city including
'London Rooftops'
'The Geffrye Museum'
Made by the Television Film Unit


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Film research and direction: John Rowdon
Film research and direction: Duncan Ross
Film research and direction: John Elliot
Film research and direction: George Moresby White
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: For the Children: Life of the Rabbit

A film showing rabbits in their natural surroundings.

: For the Children: Night Mail

A film for everyone who loves trains, showing how letters and parcels from all over Great Britain are sorted for delivery, while the 'Postal Special' train from Euston to Scotland rushes through the night.
(to 16.00)

: Piano Lesson - 1

Sidney Harrison introduces a beginner to the study of the piano. In this, the first of six lessons viewers are invited to follow Harrison and his pupil, and then try it out for themselves.


Presenter/pianist: Sidney Harrison
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Off the Record

A comedy by Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall.
[Starring] Hugh Wakefield
The action takes place in a bedroom in a Portsmouth hotel, the wardroom of H.M.S. Mercury, and the living-room at Admiralty House.


Writer: Ian Hay
Writer: Stephen King-Hall
Producer: Campbell Logan
Settings: James Bould
Chambermaid: Beryl McMillan
Tom D'Arcy, M.P.: Jack Allen
Lieut -Commander Peter Fraser,R.N.: Bill Gates
Wardroom Steward: Gordon Collyer
Susan Lashwood: Philippa Hiatt
Lieut Lashwood, R.N. (her brother): Anthony Holmes
Sub-Lieut Dobson, R.N.: Peter Assinder
Admiral Sir Maximilian Godfrey, K.C.B.: Hugh Wakefield
Lieut. the Hon. Willy Aughton-Formby, R.N. (his Flag Lieutenant): Tom Gill
Jane Godfrey (his daughter): Joy Shelton
Chief Steward at Admiralty House: Alban Blakelock
Sir Henry Tompkinson, M.P.: Anthony Shaw

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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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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