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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children

5.0 Vegetable Village
The first of a new weekly series bringing back the folk of Vegetable Village and Fruit Hill.

5.15 We in Britain...: By our works we are known
The third of four films on life in the British Isles made by the BBC Television Film Unit as a contribution to the Festival of Britain.
(Previously shown on June 10)

5.35-5.50 How To Play 5: Fencing with Frank Luckman
A series in which personalities in the field of sport give advice on their own particular game.
Introduced by Peter West.


Devised by (Vegetable Village): Rita Page
Devised by (Vegetable Village): Arthur H. Allen
Presented by (Vegetable Village): Vivian Milroy
Words (We in Britain): Clifford Dyment
Producer (We in Britain): Paul Fletcher
Fencer (How to Play): Frank Luckman
Presenter (How to Play): Peter West
Presented by (How to Play): Cliff Michelmore

: Payment On Account

A play by Ronald Adam.
The action takes place in a top-floor flat in an old-fashioned house, overlooking Hampstead Heath.


Writer: Ronald Adam
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Setting: Stephen Bundy

: Life Begins at Sixty

Michael Miles presents Life Begins at Sixty
The International Sequence Dance Circle
Mrs A. Williams, Mr F. Crouch, Mr. E. Montierth, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Salmon
Devised and introduced by Michael Miles.
See page 48


Dancers: The International Sequence Dance Circle
Guest: Mrs A. Williams
Guest: Mr F. Crouch
Guest: Mr. E. Montierth
Guest: Mr. Sanders
Guest: Mr. Salmon
Devised and introduced by: Michael Miles
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: Horse of the Year Show: The Gamblers' Stakes

from Harringay Arena
A new international jumping competition in which the points value of the fences is indicated by large playing- cards.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Bill Allenby

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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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