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: The Sleeping Beauty

A cartoon film.

: Pardon Us

A comedy film with Laurel and Hardy.
(to 16.00)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: For the Children

Daria Bayan tells a story in song.

5.15 Coastline
A film of a tour of the coastline of Britain, showing the trawler fishing in the North and the oyster fishing in the South, with a visit to a shipyard.

5.35-6.0 Children's Art
Susan Brigden (aged 13) and Angela Bacon (aged 14) show examples of their paintings and drawings.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Storyteller/singer: Daria Bayan
Presented by: Jill Allgood
Artist (Children's Art): Susan Brigden
Artist (Children's Art): Angela Bacon
Presenter (Children's Art): Cliff Michelmore
Producer (Children's Art): Jill Allgood

: Newsreel

: Festival Close-Up: Meet the Huskies

A visit to the Polar Theatre in the Dome of Discovery at London's South Bank Exhibition.


Commentator: Barrie Edgar

: The Lighter Side: 3 - Holidays

A humorous slant on current affairs.
with Eleanor Summerfield, Irene Handl, Humphrey Lestocq, Gus McNaughton, Molly Weir, Noble and King, Ernest Maxin and Ray Johnson.


Performer: Eleanor Summerfield
Performer: Irene Handl
Performer: Humphrey Lestocq
Performer: Gus McNaughton
Performer: Molly Weir
Performers: Noble and King
Performer: Ernest Maxin
Performer: Ray Johnson
Commentator: Lionel Gamlin
Script: Godfrey Harrison
Script: Lawrie Wyman
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: I Was a Stranger

Written and produced by Norman Swallow.
The story of one of the eight thousand European women workers in the cotton industry in Britain who were formerly 'Displaced Persons'.


Writer/producer: Norman Swallow
Settings: James Bould
Wanda: Cecile Chevreau
Ivan: Lewis Stringer
Josef: Barry Blake
Official: Mary Ward
Fred: Fred Fairclough
George: Terence Alexander
John: John Broadbent
Nellie: Norma Wilson
Warden: Ruth Grundy
Welfare Officer: Raymond Francis
Alf: Geoffrey Banks
Mr Tomkins: Frank Partington
Sybil: Sylvia Clarke
Anna: Alicia Marlowe

: Speaking Personally

Dr. Gallup in an interview, discusses and illustrates some of the results and implications of Gallup Polls.


Interviewee: Dr. George Gallup

: 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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