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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: London Airport: Gateway to the World

Television cameras survey the busy scene, the arrival and departure of passengers and planes, at one of the great airports of the world.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Berkeley Smith

: Holiday in Paris

A film.
[Starring] Dolores Gray
with Suzette Solidor, Les Vandels and the Bluebell Girls.
(to 15.55)


Singer: Dolores Gray
Singer: Suzette Solidor
Performers: Les Vandels
Dancers: The Bluebell Girls

: For the Children: Rumpelstiltskin

A new version of the old fairy story by William Merwin
The story takes place many years ago - first at the Mill and, afterwards at the Royal Palace.
(to 18.15)


Author: William Merwin
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Rumpelstiltskin made by: George Fry
Operated by: John Vinden
Producer: Vivian Milroy
Lyse, the miller's daughter: Eleanore Bryan
Her mother: Joyce Wren
The Fair Courtier: John Boyd-Brent
The Dark Courtier: Max Brimmell
The King: John Witty
Rumpelstiltskin: [no artist credited]

: We of the West Riding

A film.

: The Inch Man

[Starring] Robert Ayres
with Edmund Willard as Samuel Kruper.


Writer: Lester Powell
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Production: Douglas Moodie
Stephen Inch: Robert Ayres
Samuel Kruper: Edmund Willard
Ethel Kruper: Olivia Burleigh
Harry Kruper: Peter Cresswell
Nicholas Kruper: John Kyle
Cicely Clive: Alvys Maben
George Packer: Hamlyn Benson
Miss Bromsgrove: Joan Harben
Cherry: Faith Bailey

: Cafe Continental presents: A Masked Ball

Grand International Cabaret
with l'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome.


Musicians: l'Orchestre Pigalle
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Retrospect, 1950

Another transmission of Television Newsreel's annual review, recalling events of the last year of the half century. Viewers will be able to compare 1950 with 1951 in next Monday's 'Retrospect of 1951'.

: 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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