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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: For the Children: Saturday Special

Introduced by the Boss and Porterhouse.

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

Peculiar Pets with Alfred Leutscher

Snakes and Ladders played by four young viewers

Spanish Gold

Peter Akister and his Quintet

(Colin Douglas is appearing in 'The Hollow' at the Ambassadors Theatre, London)

(to 18.30)


Chief Inspector Bourne (Did You Spot It?): Colin Douglas
Sir Anthony Fairfax: Richard Baker
Dr. Jocelyn Skye Hester: Paton Brown
George Washington Jones: Graham Stark
Lt.-Commander Hill: Gerald Lennan
Angela Fairfax: Angela Monk
Item presenter (Peculiar Pets): Alfred Leutscher
Musicians: Peter Akister and his Quintet
Script: Hazel Adair
Script: Robert Tronson
Script: George Buckley
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Producer: Michael Westmore

: The Red-Headed League

by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Adapted by C. A. Lejeune.
[Starring] Alan Wheatley as Sherlock Holmes
(Last programme, 'The Second Stain': next Saturday)


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by: C.A. Lejeune
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Ian Atkins
Sherlock Holmes: Alan Wheatley
Dr. Watson: Raymond Francis
Inspector Lestrade: Bill Owen
Jabez Wilson: Sebastian Cabot
Vincent Spaulding: Martin Starkie
Duncan Ross: Larry Burne
Mr. Merryweather: Arthur Goulett
Rejected applicant: Christopher Hodge
Hopeful applicant: Nicolas Tannar
[Actor]: Max Barrett
[Actor]: Geoffrey Chater
[Actor]: Gordon Collver
[Actor]: Edmund Warwick
[Actor]: Grenville Wright

: Turn It Up!

Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss in sixty minutes of express entertainment from the Bedford Theatre, London
with Irene Hilda, The Young China Troupe, The Song Pedlars and the company
(George Carden is appearing in "Kiss Me, Kate" at the London Coliseum)


Comedian/Script: Jimmy Jewel
Comedian: Ben Warriss
Singer: Irene Hilda
Acrobats: The Young China Troupe
Singers: The Song Pedlars
Script: Ronnie Hanbury
Dances arranger: George Carden
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Michael Mills

: Ice Hockey: Earls Court Rangers v. Streatham

A visit to the Empress Hall, London, to see the final period in this Autumn Cup match.


Commentator: Patrick Burns
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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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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