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: In the News

Speakers: Sir William Y. Darling, M.P., Iain Macleod, M.P., L. J. Callaghan, Michael Foot, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot M.P.
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday's programme)


Speaker: Sir William Y. Darling
Speaker: Iain MacLeod
Speaker: L. J. Callaghan
Speaker: Michael Foot
Chairman: Dingle Foot

: Highlights of Farnborough, 1951

This film shows some of Britain's most recent aircraft.

: Texas Square Dance

A short musical film.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Epaminondas tries to be Brave
by Constance Egan.
Olive Shapley tells a story.

5.10 Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo
Some more adventures of George and Annie drawn by Reginald Jeffryes.
(Continued in next column)


Writer (Epaminondas tries to be Brave): Constance Egan
Storyteller (Epaminondas tries to be Brave): Olive Shapley
Illustrator (Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes

: Children's Television: Into Thin Air: 3: Danger Signal

A serial in six parts by Peter Ling.
[Starring] Robert Harbin
(to 17.35)


Writer: Peter Ling
Producer: Michael Westmore
Himself: Robert Harbin
Dr. Yorke: Richard Baldwyn
Allen: Geoffrey Hibbert
Roger: Barry MacGregor
Keith: Gawn Grainger

: Mosaics

A programme about the famous mosaic; at Ravenna, illustrated by replicas now being shown at the Arts Council Exhibition.

: It's Magic

A miscellany of mischief, music, and mystery.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.
[Starring] Tommy Cooper
with Peter Glover, Buck Hurst from the Magic Circle, Mark Pasquin, Rudy Starita, The Peter Knight Quintet


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Comedian/magician: Tommy Cooper
Dancer/dance director: Peter Glover
Magician: Buck Hurst
Singer: Mark Pasquin
Xylophonist: Rudy Starita
Singers: The Peter Knight Quintet
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 MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: International Six-Day Cycle Race

from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
A further visit to note progress.
Patrick Burns reporting.


Commentator: Patrick Burns
Interviewer: Max Robertson

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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