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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: For the Children

Let's Join Saveen and 'Daisy May'

5.5 Table Tennis: Johnny Leach v. Jack Carrington

5.15-5.30 The Lollipops
First of four episodes in the life of the Lollipops; they discover that there are only twenty-four days until Christmas.


Ventriloquist (Let's Join..): Saveen
Player (Table Tennis): Johnny Leach
Player (Table Tennis): Jack Carrington
Producer (Table Tennis): Michael Westmore
Choreographer (The Lollipops): Alan Carter
Music (The Lollipops): Bela Bartok
Flautist (The Lollipops): Lambert Flack
Pianist/Celeste player (The Lollipops): Muriel Jefferson
Presented by (The Lollipops): Naomi Capon
Mr. Lollipop: Edward Gaillard
Mrs. Lollipop: Joan Harris
Anna, their little girl: Kathleen Gray
Lala, their cat: Alan Carter

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine for the family.

Close-Up on the familiar and the unfamiliar

Alibi with Bruce Belfrage as The Examiner

Pictures in the Fire with Buddy Bradley

Song Time: Julie Andrews

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner including the Deliberate Mistake
This week's viewer competitor from Leicester.

First Date
Written by Eric Nicol.
[Starring] Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in the district of Narborough Road, Leicester, are invited to place a copy of this issue of Radio Times in their windows by 5.0 p.m. if they wish to offer themselves as the competitor in tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.


The Examiner (Alibi): Bruce Belfrage
Performer (Pictures in the Fire): Buddy Bradley
Singer (Song Time): Julie Andrews
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Writer (First Date): Eric Nicol
Actor (First Date): Bernard Braden
Actress (First Date): Barbara Kelly
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Dancers: The Kaleidoscope Girls
Dance Director: Joan Davis
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Greenough
Assistant producer: Leslie Jackson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman: W. D. H. McCullough
Speakers: Derek Walker Smith, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor, W. J. Brown, Michael Foot, M.P.


Chairman: W. D. H. McCullough
Speaker: Derek Walker Smith
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Michael Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Producer: John Irwin

: Pets Parlour

[Starring] Petula Clark
with Joe Henderson at the piano and a guest.
(Petula Clark appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Joe Henderson
Presented by: Michael Mills

: News

(sound only)
preceded by the Test Match Review.
(to 22.15)

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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