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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Racing at Kempton Park

2.30 Staines Long Distance Handicap Hurdle Race

3.0 Walter Hyde Handicap Steeplechase

3.30 Hampton Novices' Steeplechase

In the paddock, Clive Graham


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Assisted by: Peter O'Sullevan
Assisted by: Robert Haynes
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Law of the Timber

An adventure film with a picturesque background of forestry and lumber.
(to 16.40 app.)

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Harlequinade from the Players' Theatre pantomime

Stranger from Space: 7: Lost Energy

Hank Rides Again

(to 18.30)


Devised by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Manipulation (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Voice (Mr. Turnip): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Script (Stranger from Space): Hazel Adair
Script (Stranger from Space): Ronald Marriott
Ian Spencer (Stranger from Space): Brian Smith
Bilaphodorus (Stranger from Space): Michael Newell
Professor Watkins (Stranger from Space): Richard Pearson
Devised and drawn by (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Pianist (Hank Rides Again): Steve Race
Animator (Hank Rides Again): Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: The Inch Man: 8: The Quiet Voice

The adventures of an hotel detective, by Lester Powell.
[Starring] Robert Ayres
with Zena Marshall as Helen Anastiadi.


Writer: Lester Powell
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Production: Douglas Moodie
Stephen Inch: Robert Ayres
Helen Anastiadi: Zena Marshall
Paul Nikiforos: Harold Jameson
Ruth Holden: Pamela Galloway
George Packer: Hamlyn Benson
Miss Bromsgrove: Joan Harben
Inspector Campbell: Richard Caldicott
Sergeant Box: Cyril Conway
Cherry: Faith Bailey

: Other People's Jobs: The Silica Screen

Viewers are invited to join Richard Dimbleby and James Pestridge at a factory in the Black Country where glass is blown for the cathode-ray tube, which is the heart of your television set.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: James Pestridge
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Cafe Continental

The gay international cabaret with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies
Maitre d'hotel Pierre Auguste at your service.
l'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'hotel: Pierre Auguste
Musicians: L'Orchestre Pigalle
Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Home of Champagne

This film shows where champagne comes from and how it is made.

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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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.

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