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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children: The Squirrel, the Hare, and the Little Grey Rabbit

by Alison Uttley.
Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth bring back some old friends in the first of a weekly series.


Writer: Alison Uttley
Puppeteer: Jan Bussell
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth
Presented by: Nan MacDonald

: For the Children: Cuthbert the Camera: A Weekend in the Country

Story by Laurence Dopson.
Told and drawn by Harry Rutherford.
(to 17.30)


Writer: Laurence Dopson
Storyteller/illustrator: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Alan Bromly

: Looking at Animals: In Cold Blood

A visit to the Reptile House and Aquarium at the London Zoo to meet some cold-blooded animals on a warm summer's evening.
Commentator, G. S. Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo


Commentator: G. S. Cansdale
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

: Caribbean Cabaret

[Starring] Lord Kitchener, the Calypsonian, Boscoe Holder and his Caribbean Dancers
The Trinidad All-Steel Percussion Orchestra
Conducted by Lieutenant N. Joseph Griffiths
Programme introduced by Edric Connor.


Singer: Lord Kitchener
Dancers: Boscoe Holder and his Caribbean Dancers
Musicians: The Trinidad All-Steel Percussion Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Lieutenant N. Joseph Griffiths
Presenter: Edric Connor
Producer: Bill Ward
First Ping-Bongs: Andrew de la Bastide
First Ping-Bongs: Winston Simon
First Ping-Bongs: Elliott Manhette
Second Ping-Pongs: Theodore Stephens
Second Ping-Pongs: Orman Haynes
Alto Pongs: Belgrave Bonaparte
Alto Pongs: Sterling Betancourt
Tenor Booms: Anthony Williams
Tenor Booms: Dudley Smith
Bass Boom: Philimore Davidson

: Edinburgh Film Festival, 1951

The Edinburgh Film Festival, which will be presenting outstanding documentary and experimental films from all over the world, opens this week.
In this programme Anthony Asquith comments on specially selected extracts from these films.


Presenter: Anthony Asquith

: The Tower of London: Ceremony of the Keys

Every night for nearly seven hundred years the great gates of the Tower have been locked against the King's enemies.
This evening, for the first time, viewers are able to watch this ancient ceremony as it is performed by the Yeoman Gaoler, escorted by armed guards.


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

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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.

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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