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: Topper

Hal Roach's comedy film.
[Starring] Roland Young, Constance Bennett, Cary Grant
with Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, and Eugene Pallette.
(to 16.15)


Screenplay: Eric Hatch
Screenplay: Jack Jevne
Screenplay: Eddie Moran
From the novel by: Thorne Smith
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Mr. Topper: Roland Young
Marion Kerby: Constance Bennett
George Kerby: Cary Grant
Mrs. Topper: Billie Burke
Wilkins: Alan Mowbray

: Children's Television: For Older Children: Sing, Cowboy, Sing

A film with Tex Ritter, in which rivalry among freight lines sends an outlaw gang into action.
(to 18.30)


Tex Archer: Tex Ritter

: Excerpt from: The Young Elizabeth

by Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton from the Criterion Theatre, London.
A special performance before an invited audience.
(by arrangement with Linnit and Dunfee, Ltd.)
See 'Talk of the Week'


Author: Jennette Dowling
Author: Francis Letton
Play director: Charles Hickman
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson
Mary Tudor: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Katherine Ashley: Beryl Andrews
Katherine Parr: Margaretta Scott
Elizabeth Tudor: Mary Morris
Lord Thomas Seymour: Joseph O'Conor
Thomas Parry: Beckett Bould
Lord Robert Tyrwhitt: Basil Dignam
Lady Tyrwhitt: Betty England
A page: Michael Plant
Sir Francis Verney: Roy Dean
Sir Thomas Wyatt: John Crocker
Sir Peter Carew: John French
Bishop Gardiner: Eric Dodson
William Cecil: Godfrey Kenton
Abel Cousins: Alan Wilson

: Stephane Grappelly and his Trio

with Jill Day.
(Jill Day appears by permission of courtesy of Geraldo)


Musicians: Stephane Grappelly and his Trio
Singer: Jill Day

: Matters of Medicine: 3: The Tobacco Habit

Why do we smoke? How does tobacco affect the organs of the body? What are the facts of the recent medical research into the suspected relationship between smoking and lung disorders?
Medical experts, including physicians and a pharmacologist, try to give a brief answer to these and related questions.


Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Andrew Miller-Jones

: Victory at Sea

The twelfth of twenty six films produced by the National Broadcasting Company of America and the U.S. Navy, with the assistance of the Admiralty, using film obtained from allied and enemy sources.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

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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