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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Capacity Smith

A film story of an Australian farm.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Old Possum's Practical Cats
Two poems by T. S. Eliot.
Read by Anthony Jacobs.

Ten Minutes Music
A conversation between two violins, with the Basil Lam Sonata Ensemble.

Stories in Stamps
A talk about Canadian stamps, illustrated by film.

(to 18.05)


Poet (Old Possum's Practical Cats): T. S. Eliot
Reader (Old Possum's Practical Cats): Anthony Jacobs
Drawn and presented by (Old Possum's Practical Cats): Peter Kneebone
Musicians (Ten Minutes Music): The Basil Lam Sonata Ensemble
Script (Stories in Stamps): Lore Cowan

: Newsreel

: The Mr. Pastry Show

[Starring] Richard Hearne
in which he invites some artists to entertain you.


Designs: John Cooper
Producer: Bill Ward
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery.
(Previously televised on October 31)


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: Private View

This afternoon the members of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers were privileged to show Her Majesty the Queen a private view of their latest models.
This evening viewers can see the same models in the same setting.
From Claridges Hotel, London.


Commentator: Mary Hill
Producer: Stephen McCormack
Presented by: Stephen Wade

: The Eric Barker Half-Hour

with Pearl Hackney, Janet Brown, Cameron Hall, Nicholas Parsons featuring Ronald Boyer and Jeanne Ravel.


Comedian/script: Eric Barker
Performer: Pearl Hackney
Performer: Janet Brown
Performer: Cameron Hall
Performer: Nicholas Parsons
Dancer: Ronald Boyer
Dancer: Jeanne Ravel
Settings: Richard Henry
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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.

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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