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: For the Children: Swimming

at the Finchley Swimming Pool
Jeanne Earle, with Barrie Edgar and some young friends, shows that learning to swim can be great fun.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Jeanne Earle
Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: Ice Capades of 1950

from the Empress Hall, London
Jean Matthews, Margaret Field, Jimmy Lawrence with a company of over one hundred.
The Empress Hall Orchestra
directed by Jack Dearlove


Ice skater: Jean Matthews
Ice skater: Margaret Field
Ice skater: Jimmy Lawrence
Musicians: The Empress Hall Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Jack Dearlove
Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Producer: J. H. Harris

: The Ivory Tower

A play by William Templeton.
[Starring] Francis Lister, Hector Ross, and Michael Shepley
The scene throughout is the main room in the country house of Jan Daubek, the retiring Foreign Minister
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.0 p.m.)
Lionel Hale on the play, page 37


Author: William Templeton
Producer: Campbell Logan
Settings: James Bould
Jan Daubek: Francis Lister
Marie, his wife: Iris Baker
Jarmila, his daughter: Elizabeth Henson
Peter Novak: W.E. Holloway
Eduard Novotna: Michael Shepley
Josef Lausman: Allan McClelland
Harry Taylor: Hector Ross

: News

(sound only)
(to 23.00)

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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