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: South of Panama

Roger Pryor and Virginia Vale in a wartime adventure film.
The story is set in the Panama Canal Zone, one of America's most vital strategic areas.
(to 16.00)


Mike Lawrence: Roger Pryor
Jan Martin: Virginia Vale

: For the Children: Men of Action: 5: The Pen and Pencil Maker

Harold Glover is in his workshop today with a few young friends, who meet a man with an interesting job.


Presenter: Harold Glover

: For the Children: Caught Napping

[Starring] Claude Hulbert
with Ray Jackson, Humphrey Kent, Cynthia Simpson, Robert Cawdron
(to 18.15)


Script: Godfrey Harrison
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Producer: John Warrington
Comedian: Claude Hulbert
[Actor]: Ray Jackson
[Actor]: Humphrey Kent
[Actress]: Cynthia Simpson
[Actor]: Robert Cawdron

: The Eric Barker Half-Hour

with Pearl Hackney, Patricia Gilbert, Cameron Hall, Nicholas Parsons, Kip Oldfield, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Anton and Patricia.
Eric Barker writes on page 47


Comedian/Script: Eric Barker
Comedienne: Pearl Hackney
Performer: Patricia Gilbert
Performer: Cameron Hall
Performer: Nicholas Parsons
Performer: Kip Oldfield
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Performers: Anton and Patricia
Settings: Richard Henry
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Picture Page

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Interviewer: Leslie Mitchell
Editor/Producer: Stephen McCormack

: Come Dancing!

(See top of page)
(Televised by permission of Mecca Dancing)

Come Dancing! at the Lyceum Ballroom
Oscar Rabin and his Band provide the music.
Tonight, television cameras overlook the vast floor of this popular London ballroom.
Between dances, relax and watch:

Regional Open Amateur Dance Competition
Couples from the North, Midlands, and South take the floor in the finals of this area competition.

Formation Dancing Match
Teams from the North and South compete in the finals and viewers are invited to spot the winners.

Square Dancing
A demonstration of this style of American country-dancing, which is gaining popularity in our own ballrooms.


Musicians: Oscar Rabin and his Band
Master of Ceremonies: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

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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.

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.

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