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: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Robert Boothby M.P., W. J. Brown, Michael Foot M.P., A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Trailer 201

American road transport is the theme of this film, which tells the story of just one of the millions of great 'trucks' that link the continent, taking goods where they are needed-in this case Chicago.
(to 16.10)

: Children's Television: A Country Story

Told by Freddy Grisewood with Percy Edwards.


Storyteller: Freddy Grisewood
Impresonator: Percy Edwards

: Children's Television: Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo

Reginald Jeffryes draws some new characters - with surprising results.


Artist: Reginald Jeffryes

: Children's Television: Mosaics

R. G. Broadhurst shows some of the mosaics sent in for the Eyes and Hands competition set on November 18, 1951.
(to 18.10)


Presenter: R. G. Broadhurst

: Newsreel

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Edited and produced by: Michael Mills

: Pot-Luck

Charlie Chester invites you to take Pot Luck
A programme of prizes and surprises with Edna Fryer, Billy McCormack, Stanley Rose, Penny Bestford, Harry Seltzer and Leslie Welch.


Presenter: Charlie Chester
Performer: Edna Fryer
Performer: Billy McCormack
Performer: Stanley Rose
Performer: Penny Bestford
Tap dancer: Harry Seltzer
The Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Orchestra directed by: Frank Chacksfield
Presented by: Walton Anderson

: Louis Braille (1809-1852)

Louis Braille, the French inventor of the system of writing for the blind that bears his name, died one hundred years ago.
Jeanne Heal, with the co-operation of the National Institute for the Blind, tells the story of his life. and how his invention has enabled the blind to take part in normal life.
Lord Kenswood, who is himself blind, gives advice on how to help the blind.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker: Lord Kenswood
Research: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: 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.

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