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: Children's Television: Muffin's French Visitor

Muffin the Mule presents a film.
helped by Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).


Presenter/songwriter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth

: Children's Television: You and Your Paintbox

John Farleigh tells you how to paint an interior in water colours.


Artist/presenter: John Farleigh

: Children's Television: Simpkin

A play for young children by P. D. Cummins.
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(to 18.05)


Writer: P. D. Cummins
Music composed and played by: John Hooper
Settings: Anthony Waller
Production: Dorothea Brooking
Miss Prune: Susan Richmond
Miss Prism: Jean Cadell
Susan: Patricia Fryer
The Policeman: Anthony Woodruff
Mrs. Lollipop: Marjorie Wilde
Mr. Muckleberry: Christopher Hodge
Simpkin: Mollie Maureen

: The Week's Newsreels

A second showing of last week's Television Newsreels.
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition. 8.11 app.

: Norman Wisdom

with a request programme of something old and something new.
(Norman Wisdom is appearing in 'Paris to Piccadilly' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
(See Talk of the Week)


Entertainer: Norman Wisdom

: Historic Houses of England: 1 - Cobham Hall, Kent

The home of the Earls of Darnley is the subject of the first of a series of films on English country houses.
(See Talk of the Week)

: Arms and the Man

Second performance: Thursday at 7.30
Lionel Hale on the play - page 37

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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