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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Frost

A film of special interest to fruit growers.

: Colombo Exhibition

A film of the 1952 Exhibition, with dancing demonstrations and industrial exhibits.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

For younger children
Meet the Penguins: 5 - Winter Sporting
by Josephine Smith Wright.

Sport and Pastimes
Olive Newson and her girls' team show you some dances from other countries.

For Deaf Children
Jasmine Bligh introduces a special programme, including some games for your Christmas parties and Coco the clown.

(to 18.20)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): Josephine Smith Wright
Drawings (Meet the Penguins): Bill Hooper
Animation (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Wurmser
Dancer (Sports and Pastimes): Olive Newson
Presented by (Sports and Pastimes): Cliff Michelmore
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Jasmine Bligh
Entertainer (For Deaf Children): Coco the Clown

: Newsreel

: No Cause for Alarm

Preston Lockwood in his dramatic sketch written for television.


Producer: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
[Actor]: Preston Lockwood

: To Let-Unfurnished: 3: Completing the Picture

Fred Lumb and his wife tackle the job of furnishing their new flat.


Presenter: Fred Lumb
Producer: Peter Thompson

: Down in the Valley

See top of page and page 45

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: S. J. McAdden, M.P., Viscount Hailsham, Aidan Crawley, A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: S. J. McAdden
Speaker: Viscount Hailsham
Speaker: Aidan Crawley
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Historic Houses of England: 5 - Audley End, Essex

This Stuart mansion near Saffron Walden was described by John Evelyn as 'a mixt fabric', 'twixt ancient and modern', and tonight's film shows the blending of its different styles over the centuries.

: 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.

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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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