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: The Baby Vanishes

Victor McLaglen, Dennis O'Keefe, and Patsy Kelly in an American comedy film.
(to 16.15)


Mike: Victor McLaglen
Dr. Harvey North: Dennis O'Keefe
Patsy: Patsy Kelly

: For the Children

A short film in the 'Afternoon at the Zoo' series, in which turtles, sea horses, and triggerfish are seen in the Zoo aquarium.

5.10 Hurricane Express: 4 - Buried Alive
A serial film about rivalry between a railway and an air-transport company.

5.30 Film Magazine
Some stories from some recent television children's newsreels.

5.45-6.0 Hurricane Express: 5 - Danger Lights

: The Radio Show, 1951: Waltz Time

A pot-pourri of popular opera and ballet.
Waltzes by Strauss.
Scenes from 'La Traviata', 'The Tales of Hoffmann', and Faust' sung by Martin Lawrence, Murray Dickie Maureen Springer, Alma Caesari, Diane Dubarry, Ernest Frank with Corps de Ballet and Chorus
From the television studio at Earl's Court.
(Violetta Elvin and John Field appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Composer: Richard Strauss
Singer: Martin Lawrence
Tenor: Murray Dickie
Singer: Maureen Springer
Singer: Alma Caesari
Singer: Diane Dubarry
Singer: Ernest Frank
Choreographer: Angelo Andes
Chorus-Master: Max Saunders
Classical Pas de Deux by: Violetta Elvin
Classical Pas de Deux by: John Field
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: George R. Foa
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Adventure in Sight: 2 - The Eye of the Camera

A pictorial album of scenes and events.
A demonstration of historic and present-day achievements in the art and science of photography.
Edited and introduced by Le Roux Smith Le Roux.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Editor/presenter: Le Roux Smith Le Roux
Producer: Peter Thompson

: The Radio Show, 1951: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodison and Bill Todman with Elizabeth Allan, Jerry Desmonde, Gilbert Harding and Frances Day and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
From the television studio at Earl's Court
('What's My Line?' is televised by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System and Maurice Winnick)


Devised by: Mark Goodison
Devised by: Bill Todman
Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Frances Day
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

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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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.

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