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: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion of topics of the week.
Speakers: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot M.P., S.J. McAdden, M.P., L.J. Callaghan, M.P.,
Frank Byers
Chairman, Dingle Foot
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday's programme)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Speaker: S.J. McAdden
Speaker: L.J. Callaghan
Speaker: Frank Byers
Chairman: Dingle Foot

: Outdoor Tomato Growing

A film for gardeners.

: Shawinigan

A travel film, the story of an industrial town in the Province of Quebec.
(to 16.05)

: Children's Television

The Magic Magpies
A series of picture stories by Ralf.

5.15 Do You Remember These?
More stories from recent newsreels.

5.30-5.45 Mr. Little at Large: 5: In Trouble Again
by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Desmond Walter-Ellis
(Desmond Walter-Ellis is appearing in "Penny Plain" at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)


Illustrator (The Magic Magpies): Ralf
Writer (Mr. Little at Large): Godfrey Harrison
Mr. Little (Mr. Little at Large): Desmond Walter-Ellis

: On Show in Manchester

An entertainment from the television studio at The Northern Radio Show City Hall, Manchester with Tessie O'Shea, Arthur Servent, Teddy Haskell and Rene Baxter.
(Teddy Haskell and Rene Baxter appear by arrangement with the Windmill Theatre, London)


Entertainer: Tessie O'Shea
Tenor: Arthur Servent
Performer: Teddy Haskell
Performer: Rene Baxter
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Talk of the Markets

A transatlantic programme filmed simultaneously in New York and London.
The NBC and BBC television film units show a discussion between storekeepers of Orchard Street, Lower East Side, New York, and stallholders of the New Caledonian Market, London.
Introduced by Cliff Evans in New York, and Romney Wheeler, NBC representative in England.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Presenter: Cliff Evans
Presenter: Romney Wheeler
Producer: Alan Lawson

: How Do You View?

[Starring] Terry-Thomas
with Avril Angers, Janet Brown, Herbert C. Walton, Leslie Mitchell, Benny Lee.


Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: Sid Colin
Producer: Bill Ward
Comedian/star: Terry-Thomas
Rosie Lee: Avril Angers
Miss Happ: Janet Brown
Moulting: Herbert C. Walton
[Actor]: Leslie Mitchell
Mr. Pegg: Benny Lee

: An American Looks At Science in Britain: 1: Television

A series of three programmes.
Lynn Poole, well known in America for his weekly television programme "The Johns Hopkins Science Review", examines the growth of television in Great Britain.
He shows how the idea of television was first realised by J.L. Baird with his 30-line system, and how the world's first public television service, begun in 1936 at Alexandra Palace, has developed into that we know today.
Sir Henry Dale writes on page 41


Presenter: Lynn Poole
Devised and produced by: Andrew Miller Jones

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.

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