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: Louisiana Story

A film.
The scene is the wild swamplands of Acadia on the Mississippi, where a small boy lives with his pet raccoon. One day men arrive to drill for oil. The film shows the boy's reaction to these strangers.
(to 16.15)


Production: Robert Flaherty
Music: Virgil Thomson

: For the Children: Hurricane Express: 2: Flying 'Pirates'

A serial film about rivalry between a railway and an air-transport company.

: Newsreel

: The Inventive Mind

The Festival of Britain has focused attention on the ingenuity of British inventors.
Do you suffer from an inferiority complex? If so, the Morale Raiser on view daily in the Lion and Unicorn Pavilion of London's South Bank Exhibition will interest you. Does tobacco smoke upset you? Or perhaps you dislike walking up hill? Then you should meet W. O. Murgatroyd who shows some of his queer inventions to Berkeley Smith in the South Bank television studio tonight.


Inventor: W. O. Murgatroyd
Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Band Call

for Nat Allen and his Orchestra with Carole Carr, Ken Crossley, 'Mrs. Shufflewick',Irving Davies, Lisbeth Kearns and including 'Lucky Dip' and 'Tune with a Tale'.


Musicians: Nat Allen and his Orchestra
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Ken Crossley
Singer: 'Mrs. Shufflewick'
Dancer: Irving Davies
Performer: Lisbeth Kearns
Presented by: Bryan Sears

: Fire Eating

Dan Mannix, who took up fire eating when Flamo the Great exploded, demonstrates some of his most spectacular tricks.


Fire eater: Dan Mannix
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Country Dish: Hindle Wakes

This week Philip Harben goes to Lancashire for the traditional fare of Wakes' Weeks.
Boiling fowls are seasonable in August and housewives in the North have found a way to make them festive and tender by an ingenious recipe, which is demonstrated in conjunction with Manchester Pudding, a favourite North-Country 'afters'.


Cook: Philip Harben
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Interlude for Harpsichord

R. Thurston Dart plays some of the tuneful music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


Harpsichordist: R. Thurston Dart

: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman with a panel of experts and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
("What's My Line?" is televised by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System and Maurice Winnick)


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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.

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