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: For the Children

including Peter Rabbit's Friends; 'Goodbye 1950'; and Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra.


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra

: Weekly Review

Events from last week's Television Newsreel.

: Mr. Pastry's Progress

[Starring] Richard Hearne
A weekly glimpse into the fortunes and follies of television's favourite handyman.


Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne

: Candida

A mystery by Bernard Shaw.


Author: Bernard Shaw
The Rev James Mavor Morell: Patrick Barr
Miss Proserpine Garnett, his typist: Alexis France
The Rev Alexander Mill, his curate: Gordon Whiting
Mr Burgess, his father-in-law: James Dale
Candida, his wife: Helen Shingler
Eugene Marchbanks, one of his proteges: Brian Nissen

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

: Retrospect 1950

A review of the year as seen through the television newsreel cameras.

: Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New

Big Ben speaks as the old year dies. and the bells of St. Margaret's ring in the New.
(to 00.05)

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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