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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Men in Armour

A film telling the story of the Royal Armoured Corps.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television: The Magic Magpies

A series of picture stories by Ralf.


Illustrator: Ralf

: Children's Television: Ten Minutes of Music

Edgar Hunt shows you the family of recorders and lets you hear how they sound when played together.


Recordist/presenter: Edgar Hunt

: Children's Television: Sports and Games

Bill Latto introduces a display by a team of girl gymnasts.
(to 17.45)


Presenter: Bill Latto
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.


Editor: William Clark

: El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician)

A ballet based on an Andalusian Gypsy tale by Gregorio Martinez Sierra.
Scene: the Triana, the district of caves near Seville, which is the traditional home of the Gypsies of Andalusia.
At the piano, Tom McCall
(Charles Mackerras conducts by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)
See paragraph on page 41


Author: Gregorio Martinez Sierra
Music: Manuel De Falla
Choreography for television by: Angelo Andes
Producer: Philip Bate
Orchestra conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Pianist: Tom McCall
Candelas, a Gypsy girl: Consuelo Carmona
Carmelo, her lover: Angelo Andes
Lucia, her friend: Margarita Tate
The Spectre (in life Marco, a man of evil repute and once Candelas' lover): Travis Kemp
Singer: Gita Denise
Gypsies: Melita Hamish Wilson
Gypsies: Anna Kallas
Gypsies: Helena Mladova
Gypsies: Josephine Thomas
Gypsies: John Broom
Gypsies: Robin Banks
Gypsies: Margaret Forrest

: Military Tournament

from the Palais des Sports, Paris
A display by units of the French Forces including
Cavalry of the Cadre Noir de Saumur, Bands of the Navy, Air Force and Foreign Legion and demonstrations by the famous North African Regiments.

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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.

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.

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