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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(Not televised by Kirk o' Shotts)
(to 12.00)

: Rugby League Cup Final: Featherstone Rovers v. Workington Town

From the Empire Stadium, Wembley.


Commentator: Alan Dixon
Commentator: Eddie Waring

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band

Big Top: 2 - On the Move

Hank Rides Again

(to 18.00)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Introduced By: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band
Scriptwriter (Big Top): Peter Ling
Charlie Carter: Reginald Dyson
Sammy Smith: Clive Dunn
Bobbin: Philip Coral
Alf Harper: John Gabriel
Devised and illustrated by (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Pianist (Hank Rides Again): Steve Race
Animator (Hank Rides Again): Alfred Wurmser

: Looking at Animals: Animal Camouflage

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, shows how animals make themselves inconspicuous against their natural backgrounds.


Presenter: George Cansdale

: The Broken Horseshoe: 6: Operation Horseshoe

by Francis Durbridge.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Mark Fenton: John Robinson
Inspector George Bellamy: John Byron
Superintendent Grayson: Tristan Rawson
Della Freeman: Barbara Lott
Felix Gallegos: Robert Adair
The Barber: Alun Owen
Sergeant West: Alec Ross
Sister Rogers: Elizabeth Maude
Dr Duncan Craig: Andrew Crawford
Connie Haliday: Violet Loxley
Air hostess: Jacqueline Lacey

: Saturday-Night Story: There's Someone at the Door

written by Richard Vaughan and told by Basil Jones.


Writer: Richard Vaughan
Storyteller: Basil Jones

: Newsreel

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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