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: The Northern Radio and Television Show 1952

Opening Ceremony by Lord Brabazon of Tara, P.C., M.C.
Introduced by G. Darnley-Smith Chairman of the Radio Industry Council.
From City Hall, Manchester.
(to 12.10)


Speaker: Lord Brabazon of Tara
Presenter: G. Darnley-Smith

: In the News

Speakers: Derek Walker-Smith, M.P., W. J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Dingle Foot
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday's programme)


Speaker: Derek Walker-Smith
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman: Dingle Foot

: Garden of the East

A film showing life in Ceylon and illustrating many interesting customs, including the celebrations of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Spring on the Farm

Barrie Edgar makes friends with all the young animals at Holly Hill Farm in Middlesex.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television

Philip Broadley tells a story.


Storyteller: Philip Broadley

: Children's Television: Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo

Another adventure of this respectable couple - drawn by Reginald Jeffreys.
(to 17.35)


Illustrator: Reginald Jeffreys

: On Show in Manchester

An entertainment from the television studio at The Northern Radio Show City Hall, Manchester.
[Starring] Jimmy James, The Kordites, The Royal Avalons, Ronald Boyer and Jeanne Ravel


Comedian: Jimmy James
Singers: The Kordites
Performers: The Royal Avalons
Dancer: Ronald Boyer
Dancer: Jeanne Ravel
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Joan Gilbert At Home


Presenter: Joan Gilbert

: It's Magic

A miscellany of mischief, music, and mystery.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.
[Starring] Tommy Cooper
with John Brearley from the Magic Circle, Peter Glover, The George Mitchell Octet,
Stanley Black


Comedian/magician: Tommy Cooper
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Magician: John Brearley
Dancer/dance director: Peter Glover
Singers: The George Mitchell Octet
Pianist: Stanley Black
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Material for Tommy Cooper supervised by: Miff Ferrie
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.
(Previously televised last Friday)


Arranged by: Norman McQueen
Editor: George Noordhof
Editor: James McCloy

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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.

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