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: Exploring in Celebes

A film record of an expedition to this little-known Indonesian island.

: Trailer 201

American road transport is the theme of this film, which tells the story of one of the millions of great 'trucks' that link the continent, taking goods where they are needed-in this case Chicago.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: The Parvo Puppets

directed by Laurence Primmer present
Mosquito Parade; A Lonely Little Petunia; The Little Grey Donkey and The Lollipop Tree


Director: Laurence Primmer

: Children's Television: Travel Story: Switzerland

Maria Bird shows a short film of a foreign country and talks about its people.


Presenter: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Just for Fun

Loyal, Max, and Lole the continental musical clowns.
(to 18.15)


Clown: Loyal
Clown: Max
Clown: Lole

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Editor and producer: Michael Mills

: Pot-Luck

Charlie Chester invites you to take Pot-Luck
in a programme of prizes and surprises with Edna Fryer, Billy McCormack, Stanley Rose, Penny Bestford, Harry Seltzer, Leslie Welch, Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra.
(Charlie Chester appears by permission of George and Alfred Black)


Presenter: Charlie Chester
Performer: Edna Fryer
Performer: Billy McCormack
Performer: Stanley Rose
Performer: Peggy Bestford
Comic: Harry Seltzer
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Presented by: Walton Anderson

: Ballet for Beginners: Act 1 of Giselle

The second of three programmes designed for viewers who would like to know more about the art of ballet.
with Domini Callaghan, David Paltenghi, Michel de Lutry, Angela Bayley, Jack Spurgeon, Yvonne Cartier, Harry Haythorne, John Bleasdale, Margarita Tate,
Marjorie Woodhams, Hazel Wiscombe, Sonya Hana, Selena Wylie, Ann Lydekker, Wendy Hilton, Margaret Kovac, Marguerite Stephan, Kyra Valentine.
The explanations are given by Felicity Gray who also prepared the script.
At the piano, Tom McCall


Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Dancer: David Paltenghi
Dancer/ballet re-created for television by: Michel de Lutry
Dancer: Angela Bayley
Dancer: Jack Spurgeon
Dancer: Yvonne Cartier
Dancer: Harry Haythorne
Dancer: John Bleasdale
Dancer: Margarita Tate
Dancer: Marjorie Woodhams
Dancer: Hazel Wiscombe
Dancer: Sonya Hana
Dancer: Selena Wylie
Dancer: Ann Lydekker
Dancer: Wendy Hilton
Dancer: Margaret Kovac
Dancer: Marguerite Stephan
Dancer: Kyra Valentine
Presenter/scriptwriter: Felicity Gray
Artistic adviser: Madame Tamara Karsavina
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Tom McCall
Producer: Philip Bate

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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.

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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