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: Children's Newsreel

(The last six editions)
(to 12.00)

: Highlights of Farnborough, 1952

This film, produced by the Shell film unit, gives a comprehensive survey of last year's Farnborough Air Show.

: Boys' Billiards Championship

A visit to Burroughes and Watts Hall in Soho Square, London, to see play during the final of the championship.
(to 16.00 app.)


Commentator: Sidney Smith
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Children's Television

The Birmingham Electric Club invite you to their Grand Annual Christmas Party with The Worth Puppets Roy Billings' Magic, including the grand entry of Father Christmas.

Children's Newsreel

Happy New Year
A special bumper programme presenting old favourites and new friends.
Introduced by Bruce Gordon.
Pianist, Steve Race
(to 18.30)


Presented by (Grand Annual Christmas Party): Barrie Edgar
Presenter (Happy New Year): Bruce Gordon
Pianist (Happy New Year): Steve Race
Presented by (Happy New Year): Michael Westmore

: 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.

: The Pickwick Papers: The Fifth Paper

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television by Robert Christie.
Settings by Richard R. Greenough based on the 'Phiz' illustrations.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Robert Christie
Producer: Douglas Allen
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Mr. Samuel Pickwick: George Howe
Mr. Sam Weller: Sam Kydd
Mr. Benjamin Allen: Gordon Bell
Mr. Bob Sawyer: Robert Brown
Mr. Perker: Wyndham Goldie
Sergeant Snubbin: Erik Chitty
Sergeant Buzfuz: Arthur Young
Mr. Justice Stareleigh: Aubrey Mather
Mrs. Cluppins: Violet Gould
Mrs. Bardell: Edna Morris
Mr. Nathaniel Winkle: Geoffrey Sumner
Mr. Tony Weller: Peter Bull
Buxom lady: Madge Brindley
Mr. Stiggins: Kynaston Reeves
Miss Arabella Allen: Petra Davies

: Sideshow

A light-hearted diversion with Berkeley Smith and the television cameras in the funfair at Olympia.


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Cafe Continental

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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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