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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Rugby Football: England v. Wales

A visit to Twickenham (by courtesy of the Rugby Football Union) to see the first of the home international matches there this season.
A telefilm of this match will be shown tonight at 9.50
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Peter West

: Children's Television: Saturday Special

Written by Hazel Adair and Robert Tronson.
Introduced by The Boss (Peter Butterworth in person) and Porterhouse (spoken by Peter Hawkins).
A magazine programme.
(to 18.30)


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Robert Tronson
The Boss: Peter Butterworth
Porterhouse: Peter Hawkins
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Producer: Michael Westmore

: The Inch Man: 7: Title Fight

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


Writer: Lester Powell
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Production: Douglas Moodie
Stephen Inch: Robert Ayres
Dirk Lasalle: Michael Balfour
Mary Kendall: Mavis Villiers
Slappy Baines: Tommy Duggan
Mitch Marco: Sidney Keith
Miss Bromsgrove: Joan Harben
Richard Holt: Peter Jones
George Packer: Hamlyn Benson
Cherry: Faith Bailey
Inspector Campbell: Richard Caldicot

: Looking at Animals: More Animals on the Defensive

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, shows how various animals react to danger.


Presenter: George Cansdale

: Music-Hall

from the Bedford Theatre, Camden Town.
featuring Douglas Cardew Robinson, Rey Overbury, Chris Sands, Leslie Randall, The Twelve Toppers, Audrey Wayne, Muriel Young


Comedian: Douglas Cardew Robinson
Dancer/musician: Rey Overbury
Performer: Chris Sands
Performer: Leslie Randall
Dancers: The Twelve Toppers
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Muriel Young
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dances directed by: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

: Rugby Football: England v. Wales

A BBC telefilm of this afternoon's match.

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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