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: Country Dish: 6 - The Staff of Life

(A BBC telefilm of the programme televised last Monday)

: Speed the Scrap

A film giving the facts behind the steel industry's present national drive for scrap.
(to 15.50)

: For the Children

The Dragon who was Kind
A story told by Hugh Gee.

5.10 Cartoonist Corner
Charles Cole and his Magic Chalks

5.20 Children's Newsreel

5.40-6.0 Nature Calendar
A seasonal programme about birds, flowers, and animals.
In the chair, Freddy Grisewood


Storyteller (The Dragon who was Kind): Hugh Gee
Cartoonist (Cartoonist Corner): Charles Cole
Chairman (Nature Calendar): Freddy Grisewood
Presented by (Nature Calendar): Nan MacDonald

: Television Service Station

Third visit

Keep It Clean
Bill Hartley demonstrates the best methods of washing the car, whether by hose or sponge and bucket, so that it looks its best on holiday.

Barrie Edgar talks to motorists as they pull in at the Service Station.


Item presenter (Keep it Clean): Bill Hartley
Interviewer: Barrie Edgar
Presented by: Michael Henderson

: The Lighter Side: 1: Food

A Humorous Slant on Current Affairs.
With Patricia Hartley, Patricia Hastings, Ivan Staff, Christopher Hewett, Sidney Vivian, Barry McGregor, Oliver Burt, Jean Webster Brough,Tony Hancock, Betty Blackler, Ysanne Churchman.


Commentator: Lionel Gamlin
Script edited and compiled by: Godfrey Harrison
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Performer: Patricia Hartley
Performer: Patricia Hastings
Performer: Ivan Staff
Performer: Christopher Hewett
Performer: Sidney Vivian
Performer: Barry McGregor
Performer: Oliver Burt
Performer: Jean Webster Brough
The Civil Servant: Tony Hancock
Performer: Betty Blackler
Performer: Ysanne Churchman

: Television Sports Magazine

visits the British Sports and Games Flair where the man in the street is invited to test his skill at a variety of sports, and where tonight a Midlands team challenges a team from the South in a special television contest.
From the Royal Horticultural Hall, London.
(See page 40)


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Bill Latto
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: The Happy Prince

by Oscar Wilde
Presented by the Hogarth Puppets
Directed by Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth with shadow puppets and designs by Lotte Reiniger
(See page 40)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Directed by (The Hogarth Puppets)/Voices: Jan Bussell
Directed by (The Hogarth Puppets)/Voices: Ann Hogarth
Shadow puppets and designs: Lotte Reiniger
Voices: Robert Speaight
Voices: Sally Bussell
Voices: Jack Whitehead
Music: Margaret Tudor Evans
Presented by: Philip Bate

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.

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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