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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: For the Children: Whirligig

A Variety magazine.
Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Sing Merrily, Sing! with Leslie Woodgate

Stranger from Space: 1 - Crash Landing

Hank Rides Again

(to 18.00)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Puppeteer: Joy Laurey
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Singer (Sing Merrily, Sing!): Leslie Woodgate
Script (Stranger from Space): Hazel Adair
Script (Stranger from Space): Ronald Marriott
Ian Spencer (Stranger from Space): Brian Smith
Bilaphodorus (Stranger from Space): Michael Newell
Devised and drawn by (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Accompanist: Steve Race
Animator: Alfred Wurmser

: The Empty House

by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Adapted by C.A. Lejeune.
[Starring] Alan Wheatley as Mr. Sherlock Holmes
(Next week: "A Scandal in Bohemia")
C.A. Lejeune writes on page 47


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by: C.A. Lejeune
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Ian Atkins
Mr. Sherlock Holmes: Alan Wheatley
Dr. Watson: Raymond Francis
Inspector Lestrade: Bill Owen
Colonel Moran: Eric Maturin
Mrs. Hudson: Iris Vandeleur
Tall thin man: Clement Hamelin
Unimpressed onlooker: Sam Kydd
First nursemaid: Pamela Barnard
Second nursemaid: Iris Williams
First errand boy: Tony Burton
Second errand boy: Eddie Sutch

: It's Cabaret Time at the Top-Hat Rendezvous

Where your host Al Burnett introduces artists old and new including: Sue Carson, Freddie Sales, The Two Randows, The Three Monarchs, Audrey Wayne, Muriel Young, Audrey Smith, The Twelve Toppers.
The Rendezvous Orchestra Directed by Eric Robinson
Devised and produced by Richard Afton


Host: Al Burnett
Performer: Sue Carson
Comedian: Freddie Sales
Jugglers: The Two Randows
Musicians: The Three Monarchs
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Muriel Young
Performer: Audrey Smith
Dancers: The Twelve Toppers
Musicians: The Rendezvous Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dances arranger: Leslie Roberts
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Saturday-Night Story: Nailed

Written and told by John Slater.


Writer/storyteller: John Slater

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

The Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee, C.H.
(Recording of the talk given in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee

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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