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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Evening News: Festival of Britain Serpentine Regatta

Including the finals of the Senior Bights, the Senior Sculls, and the Ladies' Bights
From Hyde Park, London.
(to 16.00)

: For the Children: Bird Life

A film in the 'Afternoon at the Zoo' series showing all sorts of unusual birds, such as pelicans, toucans, and vultures.

: For the Children: Evening News: Festival of Britain Serpentine Regatta

Jack Beresford, the famous Olympic oarsman, describes some of the events in this afternoon's programme, which include canoe-racing and an exhibition by the Doggett Coat and Badge Oarsmen.
(to 17.35)


Commentator: Jack Beresford

: International Swimming Gala

from the High Read Baths, Ilford.
De Robben Swimming Club of Holland v. A team of British Internationals
A contest of individual and team races for men and women.
The Women's 100 Yards Backstroke
Geertje Wielema (World's 100 Yards Backstroke Record Holder) v. Margaret McDowall (English Junior and Senior Backstroke Champion, 1950)
and including an Exhibition of Spring-Board and High-Board Diving by the Ilford Diving Club.


Swimmer: Geertje Wielema
Swimmer: Margaret McDowall
Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Harry Walker

: The Saturday Show

with Patricia Hartley, Bernard Miles, Jean Elton, Harry Locke, Judy Finch, Ivan Staff, Sylvia Russell, John Hanson, Anne Woolliams, David Hurst, Wendy Harcourt-Brown, Brian James, John Keyworth, Alec Martin, The Mitchell Maids and Men.


Performer: Patricia Hartley
Performer: Bernard Miles
Performer: Jean Elton
Performer: Harry Locke
Performer: Judy Finch
Performer: Ivan Staff
Performer: Sylvia Russell
Tenor: John Hanson
Dancer: Anne Woolliams
Performer: David Hurst
Performer: Wendy Harcourt-Brown
Performer: Brian James
Performer: John Keyworth
Performer: Alec Martin
Dancers/singers: The Mitchell Maids and Men
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance Direction: Hazel Gee
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Bill Ward

: Speaking Personally: Rebecca West

A series of programmes in which eminent men and women speak on a subject of their own choosing.


Speaker: Rebecca West

: Newsreel

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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