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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Association Football: Oxford v. Cambridge

Television cameras visit Tottenham Hotspur's football ground for the sixty-eighth Inter-Varsity soccer match.
(to 15.55)


Commentator: Jimmy Jewell
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: For the Children: Saturday Special

introduced by Peter Butterworth 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

and Peter Akister and his Quintet

(to 18.30)


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

: The Inch Man: 1: Coming Out Party

The adventures of a hotel detective, by Lester Powell.
[Starring] Robert Ayres

with Jack Watling as Peter Lund.


Writer: Lester Powell
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Production: Douglas Moodie
George Packer, Manager of the Imperial Crescent Hotel: Hamlyn Benson
Miss Bromsgrove, receptionist: Joan Harben
Cherry, telephonist: Faith Bailey
Stephen Inch, hotel detective: Robert Ayres
Pollen, barman: Harry Quashie
Peter Lund: Jack Watling
John Hamer: Allan McClelland
Barbara Vicary: Shelagh Fraser
Hilda James: Charmian Innes
Mrs Flowerdew: Ann Wilton
Young man: Douglas Hurn

: Through Fire and Water

Michael Henderson and Berkeley Smith visit the Test Department of a Submarine Research Station in Surrey.
During the programme Henderson becomes involved in the working of an underwater film camera, and Smith has to be rescued from a blazing building by members of the Surrey Fire Brigade.


Presenter: Michael Henderson
Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: It's Cabaret Time at the Top Hat Rendezvous

where your host Derrick de Marney introduces artists old and new including: Arthur English, Freddy Sales, Les Ricards, Audrey Wayne, Muriel Young, The Twelve Toppers.
The Rendezvous Orchestra
directed by Eric Robinson


Host: Derrick De Marney
Comedian: Arthur English
Comedian: Freddy Sales
Singers: Les Ricards
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Muriel Young
Dancers: The Twelve Toppers
Dances Director: Leslie Roberts
Musicians: The Rendezvous Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Newsreel

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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.

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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