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: Readers and Writers

Stephen Spender talks about his recent autobiography "World Within World".
Frank Tilsley novelist and critic reviews J.B. Priestley's new novel "Festival at Farbridge", and other recent books.


Speaker: Stephen Spender
Reviewer: Frank Tilsley
Producer: David Bryson

: Cookery

Joan Robins shows how gas cookers should be used for maximum efficiency and economy.
(A BBC telefilm)


Cook/presenter: Joan Robins
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Julia Williams sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 16.10 app.)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Julia Williams
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: For the Children: Nature Calendar

A seasonal programme dealing with birds, flowers, and animals of all kinds.


Chairman: Freddy Grisewood
Presented by: Nan MacDonald

: For the Children: Treasure Island: 2: Long John Silver

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted for television and produced by Joy Harington.
[Starring] Bernard Miles
The action takes place in Squire Trelawney's study and at the Spy Glass Inn, Bristol.
(to 18.00)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted for television and produced by: Joy Harington
Settings: Richard Henry
Narrator: Brian Haines
Tom Redruth: Howell Davies
Jim Hawkins: John Quayle
Squire Trelawney: Raymond Rollett
Doctor Livesey: Valentine Dyall
Long John Silver: Bernard Miles
Black Dog: Peter Jones
Harry: Anthony Cope
Morgan: Roddy Hughes
Sailor: Keith Lee
Sailor: Robert Cawdron
Sailor: Reginald Hearne

: The Bishop Misbehaves

A comedy by Frederick Jackson.
[Starring] Mary Jerrold and Denys Blakelock
The action takes place in the bar of 'The Queen's Head' and later in the hall of the Bishop of Broadminster's Palace.


Author: Frederick Jackson
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Matthew Forsyth
Red Eagan: Alec Gunn
Donald Meadows: Ronald Howard
Hester Grantham: Rona Anderson
Collins, the chauffeur: Cyril Conway
Mr. Waller: Campbell Singer
Mrs. Waller: Joan Young
The Bishop of Broadminster: Denys Blakelock
Lady Emily Lyons: Mary Jerrold
Frenchy: Daniel Thorndike
Mr. Brooke: Leonard Sharp
Parker: Michael Sinclair

: The State Visit of The King and Queen of Denmark

A BBC telefilm of this afternoon's arrival at Victoria Station.

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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.

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