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: Newsreel

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

: Athletics: The British Games

(Organised by the News of the World) incorporating the Inter-County Athletic Championships.
From the White City Stadium.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Jack Crump
Commentator: Geoffrey Dyson

: Australian Notebook

A film magazine.
(to 16.00)

: 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: 5: Bobbin gets Busy

Hank Rides Again

(to 18.00)


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

: Silk, Satin, Cotton, Rags: 4: Cotton

A comedy in six parts by M. A. Lonsdale.
[Starring] Clive Morton, Cecile Chevreau, and Barry K. Barnes


Writer: M. A. Lonsdale
Producer: Douglas Moodie
Sir William Heyward: Clive Morton
Stella: Cecile Chevreau
Phipps: Gladys Henson
Editor: Paul Sheridan
Alf Parker: Alfred Maron
Mr. Tinch: Charles Turner
Mrs. Tulse: Marjorie Manning
Mrs. Mitchiner: Constance Lorne
Nick: Barry K. Barnes

: Looking at Animals: Request Programme

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, brings back some of the most popular of the animals you have seen during the last few months.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Presenter: George Cansdale

: Music-Hall

from the Scala Theatre, London.
At 8.50
With Tommy Fields, Issy Bonn, Mila Raymon, Bobbie Kimber, Anthony Marlowe, Phyllis Fisher and her Puppets
The Twelve Toppers
Audrey Wayne, Muriel Young


Producer: Richard Afton
Dances arranged by: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Performer: Tommy Fields
Performer: Issy Bonn
Performer: Mila Raymon
Performer: Bobbie Kimber
Performer: Anthony Marlowe
Puppet act: Phyllis Fisher and her Puppets
Dancers: The Twelve Toppers
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Performer: Muriel Young

: Saturday-Night Story

Told by John Slater.


Storyteller: John Slater

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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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.

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