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: Swing It, Sailor

An American comedy film in which a sailor tries to prevent his best friend from leaving the navy to get married, and gets into serious difficulties himself.
(to 15.55)

: Children's Television: Making Engines

A short film showing how diesel tractors are made. One of the series 'Is this the Job for Me?'.

: Children's Television: Fighting with Kit Carson: 6 - Secret of Iron Mountain

Another chapter in this serial film about Kit Carson, American pioneer, scout, Indian-fighter, and wagon-train escort in the early 1840s.
(to 18.00)

: Inter-Regional Swimming Match

between Southern Counties A.S.A., Midland District A.S.A. and North-east Counties A.S.A. introducing
Britain's Olympic swimmers: Daphne Wilkinson and Johnnie Waldrop and
Water Polo
Cheltenham (Western Champions 1951) v. Penguins (National Club Champions 1951)
Organised by the Birmingham and District Water Polo League.
From Woodcock Street Baths, Birmingham.


Swimmer: Daphne Wilkinson
Swimmer: Johnnie Waldrop
Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: James Pestridge
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Tossing the Pancake

Philip Harben recalls some of the traditions and stories about pancakes, and shows how to make them.


Cook/presenter: Philip Harben

: A Roof Over Your Head: 4 - Factories

Architectural principles are now applied to industrial building.
A new factory at Brynmawr, South Wales, is an excellent example of a planned factory building. It is discussed by the architects who designed it and the men who work in it.

: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman with Marghanita Laski, Jerry Desmonde, Elizabeth Allan, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.

('What's My Line?' is televised by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Sidney Harrison

gives an illustrated talk on the music of Mozart and Schubert.


Presenter: Sidney Harrison
Presented by: 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.

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