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: Children's Newsreel

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

: Cricket: England v. India

The third day's play at Headingley.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W Swanton

: Children's Television: Saturday Special

with John Hewer, Diana Morrison and Porterhouse.

Hooray for Humpty Dumpty
Written by Peter Ling.

The Man at the Wheel: Episode 4: Special Surprise


Devised by: Michael Westmore
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Presenter: John Hewer
Presenter: Diana Morrison
Porterhouse (voice): Peter Hawkins
Porterhouse (Puppeteer): Sam Williams
Drawings and models (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Anthony Hart
Writer (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Peter Ling
Animated by (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Alfred Wurmser
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Robert Tronson
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Hazel Adair
Stephen Loftus: David Garth
Amos Hobbs: Victor Platt
Bill Roberts: Eddie Sutch
Cassavetti: Ferdy Mayne
Boris: Patrick Westwood

: Cricket: England v. India

from Headingley.
(to 18.30 app.)

: Background to Sport: 1: Motor Cycle Racing

A visit to the test circuit of a Midland motor cycle firm to meet Geoffrey Duke and Bill Doran, who have just finished practising for next week's Tourist Trophy races in the Isle of Man, and to watch a competition between famous riders over a specially prepared course.
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Motorcyclist: Geoffrey Duke
Motorcyclist: Bill Doran
Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Commentator: David Martin
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Silk, Satin, Cotton, Rags: 5: Rags

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


Writer: M.A. Lonsdale
Production: Douglas Moodie
Settings: Richard Henry
Nick Nicholson: Barry K. Barnes
Stella: Cecile Chevreau
Phipps: Gladys Henson
Lesley Sanders: Diana Beaumont
Red Hunter: Robert Arden
Editor: Paul Sheridan
Rackie: Gabriel Toyne
John Stevens: R. Stuart Lindsell

: This is Show Business

Vic Oliver invites you to This is Show Business
featuring leading personalities in the entertainment world with Beatrice Lillie, Anna Neagle, Joan Greenwood, Alan Loveday, Les Raynor and Betty Raynor
British Concert Orchestra
Leader, Andrew Brown


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Singer: Beatrice Lillie
Singer: Anna Neagle
Performer: Joan Greenwood
Violinist: Alan Loveday
Performer: Les Raynor
Performer: Betty Raynor
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Leader: Andrew Brown
Choreography: Freddie Carpenter
Decor: Richard Greenough
Producer: Bill Ward

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.

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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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