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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC film)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Lawn Tennis

from Wimbledon.

: Children's Television: The King's Bell

by Rhoda Power.
John Glyn Jones tells a story.


Writer: Rhoda Power
Storyteller: John Glyn Jones

: Children's Television: A Picture Quiz

by Harry Rutherford.


Illustrator/presenter: Harry Rutherford

: Lawn Tennis

From Wimbledon.
(to 19.30 app.)

: Bet Your Life

Excerpts from Jack Hylton's new musical
From the stage of the London Hippodrome.
[Starring] Arthur Askey, Brian Reece, Sally Ann Howes, and Noele Gordon
with Tom Gill, John Blythe, Aletha Orr, Arthur Gomez, Norman Claridge and John Moore.
Special performance before an invited audience.


Book and lyrics: Alan Melville
Music: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Music: Charles Zwar
Director: Richard Bird
Orchestra under the direction of: Freddie Bretherton
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Arthur Golightly: Arthur Askey
Bill Hartley: Brian Reece
Jane: Sally Ann Howes
Kay: Noele Gordon
[Actor]: Tom Gill
[Actor]: John Blythe
[Actress]: Aletha Orr
[Actor]: Arthur Gomez
[Actor]: Norman Claridge
[Actor]: John Moore
Principal dancer: Pamela Bromley

: Of Mice and Men

A film of John Steinbeck's novel and play with Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr.,
Betty Field, Charles Bickford.
(This film is not considered suitable for children)


Author: John Steinbeck
Director: Lewis Milestone
George Milton: Burgess Meredith
Lennie Small: Lon Chaney, Jr.
Slim: Charles Bickford

: Today on the Centre Court

A film of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

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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