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: In the News

Speakers: Lady Tweedsmuir, M.P., Robert Boothby M.P., Barbara Castle M.P., Anthony Greenwood M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday's programme)


Speaker: Lady Tweedsmuir
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: Barbara Castle
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Chairman: Dingle Foot

: Your Children's Play

One of the films in the "Your Children" series.
How children should play, and what are the best toys for them.

: Science Newsreel

(Previously televised on January 25)
(to 16.05)


Editor/Compiler: George Noordhof
Editor/Compiler: James McCloy

: Children's Television

Out of Doors: 3: Swans
Alfred Leutscher talks about swans. His story is illustrated by films.

5.45 The Little Red Engine
Another story about The Little Red Engine.
Written by Diana Ross and told by Charles E. Stidwill.

6.0-6.15 Better Not...: 4: Spring-cleaning
[Starring] Desmond Tester


Presenter (Out of Doors): Alfred Leutscher
Writer (The Little Red Engine): Diana Ross
Storyteller (The Little Red Engine): Charles E. Stidwill
Comic actor (Better Not...): Desmond Tester

: Public Inquiry: How is the Government Doing?

At this evening's meeting in Manchester, members of the public take part in a free and spontaneous exchange of views on this controversial question of the day with Donald Kaberry, M.P. (Conservative), The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P. (Labour), Joseph Grimond, M.P. (Liberal)
In the chair, John Nicholson, Principal of the University College of Hull


Speaker: Donald Kaberry
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell
Speaker: Joseph Grimond
Chairman: John Nicholson

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Edited and produced by: Michael Mills

: Trial Gallop

Devised and written by Michael Bentine and Jimmy Grafton.
An experiment in organised chaos.
[Starring] Michael Bentine, Peter Sellers, Leslie Mitchell, Leslie Randall, Peter Butterworth, Graham Stark
with Jack Hayes, John Vivienne, Clementina Stuart, Ann Hayes.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: Jimmy Grafton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Richard Afton
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Comedian: Peter Sellers
[Actor]: Leslie Mitchell
[Actor]: Leslie Randall
[Actor]: Peter Butterworth
[Actor]: Graham Stark
[Actor]: Jack Hayes
[Actor]: John Vivienne
[Actress]: Clementina Stuart
[Actress]: Ann Hayes

: The Limits of Human Endurance: 2: Extremes of Heat and Cold

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 temperature experienced in Arctic cold and tropical heat.


Presenter: Dr. Stephen Taylor
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

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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