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: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.

Speakers: Bernard Braine M.P., Robert Boothby M.P., Anthony Greenwood M.P.,
Stanley Evans, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Bernard Braine
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Stanley Evans
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Canada's Awakening North

A film showing how Canada's Northern territories are being rapidly developed.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Prudence Kitten

Annette Mills with Prudence Kitten


Presenter: Annette Mills

: Children's Television: Out of Doors: 1: How to look at Birds

Eric Hosking, the photographer, tells you how to become a bird-watcher.
(to 18.10)


Presenter: Eric Hosking

: Newsreel

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Edited and produced by: Michael Mills

: The Eric Barker Half Hour

[Starring] Pearl Hackney, Patricia Gilbert, Cameron Hall, Nicholas Parsons, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Ronnie Boyer and Jeanne Ravel.


Comedian/script: Eric Barker
[Actress]: Pearl Hackney
[Actress]: Patricia Gilbert
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Nicholas Parsons
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Dancer: Ronnie Boyer
Dancer: Jeanne Ravel
Settings: Richard Henry
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The Limits of Human Endurance: 1: Extremes of Pressure

Three programmes showing how much the human body can stand, and how science can extend the narrow range of physical conditions in which life is possible.
Dr. Stephen Taylor, with the help of specialists, shows the reaction of the body to changes of air pressure experienced in high-altitude flying and deep-sea diving.


Presenter: Dr. Stephen Taylor
Programme arranged by: George Noordhof
Programme arranged by: James McCloy
Produced by: Andrew Miller Jones

: Night Shift

A visit to the great inland port of Manchester.
Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Alan Dixon describe the scene under the arc-lights as the night shift loads and discharges cargo at the terminal docks of the Ship Canal.


Narrator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Narrator: Alan Dixon
Script: Arthur Swinson
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

About this project

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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