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: Children's Newsreel

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

: Rugby League: The First Test: Great Britain v. Australia

From Headingley, Leeds.
(to 16.30)


Commentator: Alan Dixon
Commentator: George Duckworth
Commentator: Eddie Waring

: Children's Television

A Liner Sails
A special showing of a telefilm made from the broadcast on September 20 of a Cunard liner sailing from Liverpool.

Man in Armour: 3: Fancy Dress
Written by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

(to 18.00)


Writer (Man in Armour): Godfrey Harrison
Producer (Man in Armour): Vivian Milroy
Man in Armour: Bruce Gordon
Ian Rowland (Roly): Sean Barrett
Mr. Mervyn: Kynaston Reeves
Mr. Totman: Gordon Whiting
Mr. William Lusty: Harry Locke
Mrs. Lusty: Joan Sanderson

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
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.

: Looking at Animals

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, discusses, with examples, the main divisions of the animal kingdom.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Producer: George Noordhof

: Happy and Glorious: Episode Four: 1861-1862

A chronicle of events in the life of Queen Victoria by Laurence Housman.
Adapted for television and produced by Desmond Davis.
[Starring] Renee Asherson


Author: Laurence Housman
Adapted by/Producer: Desmond Davis
Settings Designer: Stephen Bundy
Assistant Producer: Tony Richardson
General Grey: Henry Longhurst
Queen Victoria: Renee Asherson
The Prince Consort: Michael Aldridge
Head Nurse: Eleanor Hallam
Dr. James Clark: Frank Birch
Princess Alice: Nanette Newman
Sir Henry Holland: Douglas Jefferies
Dr. Watson: Graham Stuart
Princess Helena: Ann Swift
Mrs. Gladstone: Wynne Clark
Lord Palmerston: Laidman Browne
Mr. Richards: David Horne

: Don't Spare the Horses

[Starring] Jimmy James
with Hutton Conyers and Dick Carlton, Harry Secombe, The Three Monarchs, Clifford Stanton, Herbie Marks, Elaine Gilbert, Yvonne Prestige, The Peter Knight Singers, Sara Luzita, Tutte Lemkow.
(The Three Monarchs are appearing at the London Palladium)


Comedian: Jimmy James
Comedian: Hutton Conyers
Performer: Dick Carlton
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Harmonicists/Comedians: The Three Monarchs
Impressionist: Clifford Stanton
Accordionist: Herbie Marks
Performer: Elaine Gilbert
Performer: Yvonne Prestige
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Settings designer: John Cooper
Choreography: Peter Glover
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

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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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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