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: Children's Television: Muffin the Mule

with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).


Songwriter/Presenter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth

: Children's Television: At the Circus

Berkeley Smith introduces some of the performers and animals at Bertram Mills' Circus.


Presenter: Berkeley Smith

: Children's Television: Happy Families

A ballet for television by Margaret Dale.


Writer: Margaret Dale
Music: Offenbach
Choreographer: Margaret Dale
Presented by: Naomi Capon
Mr Mug the milkman: Ray Powell
Mrs Bun, the baker's wife: Julia Farron
Miss Block, the barber's daughter: Angela Walton
Master Tape, the tailor's son: Pauline Clayden
Mr Dose, the doctor: Leslie Edwards
Mr Soot the sweep: Peter Clegg

: Bertram Mills' Silver Jubilee Circus

A special performance of part of the famous Circus which is at Olympia, London, for the twenty-fifth time.
Raymond Baxter is with the cameras at the ringside, and during the interval Berkeley Smith takes viewers behind the scenes to meet the circus folk.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Interviewer: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: Weekly Review

Richard Dimbleby recalls events from last week's television newsreels.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: They Fly by Twilight

A play by Paul Dornhorst.
[Starring] Barry K. Barnes with Daphne Anderson and Daphne Slater
"Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds. They ever fly by twilight".
The action takes place in the living-room behind George Martin's grocery shop at Clapham, London.
(Second performance: Thursday at 7.30)


Writer: Paul Dornhorst
Producer: Stanley Haynes
Bert Smith: Billy Thatcher
George Martin: Barry K. Barnes
Flo Martin: Daphne Anderson
Rose Waller: Dandy Nichols
Syd Waller: Gordon Bell
Mary Williams: Daphne Slater
Tommy: William Strange

: The Three Kings

Geoffrey Grigson tells the story of the Three Kings and the Infant Jesus in famous pictures and traditional music.


Storyteller: Geoffrey Grigson
Presented by: Peter de Francia

: 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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