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: Newsreel

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

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

For the first time cameras are at the County Ground at Worcester, where the opening match of the Indian Tour is being played.
(See page 7)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Out of the Blue
[Starring] Peter Glover and Bill Ryan

Big Top: 3: Bouquets and Brickbats

Hank Rides Again


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
[Actor] (Out of the Blue): Peter Glover
[Actor] (Out of the Blue): Bill Ryan
Script (Big Top): Peter Ling
Charlie Carter: Reginald Dyson
Sammy Smith: Clive Dunn
Bobbin: Philip Coral
Alf Harper: John Gabriel
Malanga: Errol John
Lady Equestria: Sally Rogers
Devised and drawn by (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Pianist (Hank Rides Again): Steve Race
Animator (Hank Rides Again): Alfred Wurmser

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

: On Show in Manchester: Talent Night

An entertainment from the television studio at the Northern Radio Show, City Hall, Manchester.


Settings: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Looking at Animals: Animal Migration

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, talks about animal migration, and illustrates his talk with animals from the London Zoo.


Presenter: George Cansdale

: Music-Hall

from a London Theatre.
(See top of page)

With Tessie O'Shea, Dorothy Squires, Vic Hyde, Eamonn Andrews, The Two Al Frero's, Tattersall, Jerry & Co., Eva Kane
The Twelve Toppers, Audrey Wayne and Muriel Young


Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dances arranged by: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton
Entertainer: Tessie O'Shea
Singer: Dorothy Squires
Performer: Vic Hyde
Performer: Eamonn Andrews
Performers: The Two Al Frero's
Performers: Tattersall, Jerry & Co.
Performer: Eva Kane
Dancers: The Twelve Toppers
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Muriel Young

: Saturday-Night Story

Written and told by John Slater.


Writer/Storyteller: John Slater

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); Party Political Broadcast

On behalf of the Conservative Party
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m. 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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