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: For the Children: Muffin the Mule

with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).


Presenter/songwriter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth
Presented by: David Boisseau

: For the Children: The Happy Prince

by Oscar Wilde presented by The Hogarth Puppets (directed by Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth) with shadow puppets and designs by Lotte Reiniger.
Spoken by Ronald Simpson, Jan Bussell, Ann Hogarth, Sally Bussell, and Jack Whitehead.
(to 18.00)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Puppets directed by: Jan Bussell
Puppets directed by: Ann Hogarth
Puppets and designs: Lotte Reiniger
Voices: Ronald Simpson
Voices: Jan Bussell
Voices: Ann Hogarth
Voices: Sally Bussell
Voices: Jack Whitehead
Music provided by: Margaret Tudor Evans
Presented for television by: Philip Bate

: Weekly Review

Richard Dimbleby recalls events from last week's Television newsreels.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: Canada's Awakening North

A new film from Canada about the development of the Northern Territories.
This film is given added interest by the visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to the Dominion. It shows how the 'harsh, stubborn, and silent land' of the Northern Territories is being rapidly and fruitfully developed.

: Escape

A play by John Galsworthy.
Second performance: Thursday at 8.25
Lionel Hale writes on page 47


Author: John Galsworthy
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Campbell Logan
Matt Denant: Hugh Burden
Girl of the town: Anna Turner
Plain-clothes man: Brian Hayes
Policeman: Alan Rolfe
Other policeman: Lionel Grouse
Fellow convict: Alexander Field
Warder: Arthur Hambling
Other warder: Beckett Bould
The lady: Adrianne Allen
Maid: Eleanore Bryan
Old gentleman: Oliver Johnston
The Captain: Christopher Steele
Shopkeeper: Alexander Field
His wife: Margot Lister
His sister: Olga Dickie
Man in plus fours: Gerald Case
His wife: Joy Hodgkinson
Dartmoor constable: Arthur Hambling
Labourer: Alan Rolfe
Other labourer: Lionel Grouse
Farmer: Beckett Bould
Little girl: Joyceann O'Donovan
Miss Grace: Molly Rankin
Miss Dora: Margaret Lang
The parson: William Roderick
Bellringer: Brian Hayes

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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