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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Rugby League International: England v. New Zealand

The first sporting event to be televised from the North is the second test in the series of three professional Rugby League games being played with the New Zealand touring team.
From Swinton Rugby Football Ground.
(to 16.30)

: For the Children: Saturday Special

A new magazine programme.
Introduced by the Boss and Porterhouse.

Did You Spot It?
with Colin Douglas as Chief Inspector Bourne.

Peculiar Plants with Pat Matthews

Snakes and Ladders
played by four young viewers.

Spanish Gold

Peter Akister and his Quintet

(to 18.00)


Script: Hazel Adair
Script: Robert Tronson
Script: George Buckley
Devised by: Michael Westmore
Devised by: John Glyn-Jones
Chief Inspector Bourne (Did You Spot It?): Colin Douglas
Item presenter (Peculiar Plants): Pat Matthews
Musicians: Peter Akister and his Quintet
Sir Anthony Fairfax (Spanish Gold): Richard Baker
Dr Jocelyn Skye Hester (Spanish Gold): Paton Brown
George Washington Jones (Spanish Gold): Graham Stark
Lt-Cmdr L Hill (Spanish Gold): Gerald Lennan
Angela Fairfax (Spanish Gold): Angela Monk

: British Legion Festival of Remembrance

at Royal Albert Hall, London.
The Muster of the Services and Legion Standards
Display by the three Services
Massed bands of the Brigade of Guards
Community singing
Service of Remembrance


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Interlude

: Music Hall

featuring Arthur Askey, Petula Clark, Jimmy Wheeler, Leslie Randall, The Reid Twins, The Twelve Toppers, Audrey Wayne, Muriel Young.
From a London theatre.


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Singer: Petula Clark
Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
Performer: Leslie Randall
Dancers: The Reid Twins
Dancers: The Twelve Toppers
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Muriel Young
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dances arranger: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

: Newsreel

: 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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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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