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: In the News

Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Michael Foot, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Frank Byers
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday's programme)


Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Enchanted Isle

A travel film about Ceylon.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

John Glyn Jones tells one of Aesop's Fables.


Storyteller: John Glyn Jones

: Children's Television: The Barber and the Donkey

An Arabian Nights Frolic by C. E. Webber.
Second performance: next Sunday
(to 18.15)


Writer: C. E. Webber
Settings designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Production: Rex Tucker
The Barber: Julian Somers
The Woodman: Robert Desmond
The Vizier: John Ruddock
The Caliph: James Dale
[And: the donkey]

: The European Army and Western Defence

Illustrated by film

A postscript to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Conference in Lisbon


Commentator: William Clark
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: 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 and 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
Comic: Harry Seltzer
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Picture Page

A topical magazine.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Edited and produced by: Michael Mills

: Inventors' Club

New inventions submitted since the last meeting are assessed by the Club's technical adviser, Geoffrey Boumphrey, assisted by Joan Gilbert.
The inventors will be introduced by the organiser, Leslie Hardern, to whom all specifications should be sent c/o Inventors' Club, [address removed]


Technical adviser: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Assisted by: Joan Gilbert
Organiser/presenter: Leslie Hardern
Producer: George Noordhof

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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