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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Fifth Test Match: England v. South Africa - Third Day

From the Oval.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W Swanton

: 'Daily Mirror' Festival of Britain Motor-Boat Racing Championships

A visit to the Chelsea Reach of the Thames to see part of the programme of motor-boat races, including water skiing by European champions and the first heat of the Festival Race for Inboard Motor Boats.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: 'Daily Mirror' Festival of Britain Motor-Boat Racing Championships

Kayak Canoe Rolling, and final of the National Outboard Hydroplane Championship.

: For the Children: Fifth Test Match

at the Oval.


Children's commentary: Alf Gover

: 'Daily Mirror' Festival of Britain Motor-Boat Racing Championships

Daily Mirror Inter-Club Championship for Outboard Hydroplanes.

: Fifth Test Match: England v. South Africa

Further commentaries.
(to 18.30)

: The Empty Street

A play by Kenneth Cleveland.
The action takes place in the dock area of London on a November night.


Writer: Kenneth Cleveland
Producer: W. P. Rilla
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Rose: Doris Groves
Robins: Robert Brown
Frank: John Ruddock
First ambulance man: Frank Thornton
Second ambulance man: Charles Wade
Policeman: Charles Hammond

: Music-Hall

from the Bedford Theatre, London.
Variety in the modern style supported by the Twelve Music-Hall Maids accompanied by Eric Robinson and the Music-Hall Orchestra.


Dancers: The Twelve Music-Hall Maids
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Music-Hall Orchestra
Producer: Richard Afton

: Speaking Personally: Peter Ustinov

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


Speaker: Peter Ustinov

: Newsreel

(Friday'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.

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