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: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot, M.P., The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P., The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil, M.P., The Rt. Hon. Richard Law, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday evening's programme)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Richard Law
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Return from the Valley

A short film showing Villagers returning to their mountain homes in Greece to start life again after a long absence enforced by war.

: Your Children Walking

This film shows the importance of good walking habits from babyhood.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Prudence Kitten

Annette Mills with Prudence Kitten.


Presenter: Annette Mills

: Children's Television: Out of Doors: 4: Cold-blooded Animals

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo shows reptiles, amphibians and fish, and talks about their habits.


Presenter: George Cansdale

: Children's Television: Mr. Little at Large: 1: Trespassers will be Prosecuted

by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Desmond Walter-Ellis
(to 18.15)


Writer: Godfrey Harrison
Mr. Little: Desmond Walter-Ellis

: The Norman Wisdom Show

Anything can happen when Norman Wisdom meets some of his friends including Eddie Leslie.

(Norman Wisdom and Eddie Leslie appear by permission of Val Parnell and Bernard Delfont)


Comedian: Norman Wisdom
[Actor]: Eddie Leslie
Settings: Richard Henry
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: The Venus of Bainville

A new television play by Alan Jenkins.
[Starring] Edward Chapman and Veronica Hurst
The action takes place in the small French town of Bainville. Time: The Present
Lionel Hale writes on page 45
(Veronica Hurst appears by permission of the Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd.)


Writer: Alan Jenkins
Producer: Leonard Brett
Settings and sculpture: Barry Learoyd
Gaston Suarez: Raymond Young
Annette Touchon: Veronica Hurst
Socrate, the ploughman: Cameron Hall
Lachaise, Chairman of the Committee of Arts and Antiquities: Edward Chapman
Duche, the schoolmaster: David Keir
Pradier, the lacemaker: Stuart Latham
Fremont, the baker: Peter Swanwick
Boulot, the timber merchant: George Woodbridge
Berthollet, the Minister of Fine Arts: Roger Maxwell
Professor Coquelicot: Noel Howlett

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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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