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: Children's Newsreel

(The six latest editions)
(to 12.00)

: Racing from Haydock Park

2.45 Tweedledum Maiden Hurdle Race Division 1 for four-year-olds and upwards over two miles

3.15 The Mad Hatter Novices' Steeplechase for four-year-olds, and upwards over three miles

3.45 Tweedledum Maiden Hurdle Race Division 2 for four-year-olds and upwards over two miles

In the paddock, Henry Green

(to 16.00)


Commentator (Tweedledum Maiden Hurdle Race Divisions 1 and 2): Raymond Glendenning
Assisted by (Tweedledum Maiden Hurdle Race Divisions 1 and 2): Claude Harrison
Commentator (The Mad Hatter Novices' Steeplechase): Peter Dimmock
Assisted by (The Mad Hatter Novices' Steeplechase): Robert Haynes
Paddock commentator: Henry Green

: Children's Television: Whirligig

with Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Room for Music with Steve Race

The Highwayman's Bargain: 4: The Duel
by Stuart Ready and Richard Baldwyn.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who writes the story, speaks the voices, draws and animates the pictures.
At the drums Geoff Lofts

(to 18.00)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Writer (The Highwayman's Bargain): Stuart Ready
Writer (The Highwayman's Bargain): Richard Baldwyn
Dick Turpin: John Franklyn
Captain Lacey: Kenneth Brown
Ada Gomm: Hilda Fenemore
Mary Girling: Valerie Forrest
Writer/voices/illustrator/animator (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts

: 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.

: Interlude

'The Avenue' by Hobbema.

: Looking at Fish

George Cansdale introduces some of the more unusual fish at the London Zoo, and Stanley Lind goes behind the scenes and finds out how the aquarium is operated.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Reporter: Stanley Lind
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: Little Red Monkey: 6: In Which the Monkey Shows his Hand

A mystery serial in six parts.
Written for television by Eric Maschwitz.
[Starring] Donald Houston and Honor Blackman


Writer: Eric Maschwitz
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Jocelyn Cullum: Honor Blackman
Colin Currie: Donald Houston
Lady Currie: Henzie Raeburn
Superintendent Harington: Arthur Rigby
Fisher: Thomas Heathcote
Todd: Edward Evans
Professor Deller: Joseph Fischer
Commander Hilliard: Philip Lennard
Miss Hale: Judith Furse
Miss Hedges: Joan Lovelace
Mabel: Gillian Owen
Vinsen: Michael Godfrey
Anna Littaeur: Elizabeth Dawson

: Cafe Continental

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The gay international cabaret
with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies
Maitre d'Hotel Pere Auguste at your service
L'Orchestre Pigalle
Conducted by Sydney Jerome


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: L'Orchestre Pigalle
Conductor: Sydney Jerome
Devised by/Producer: Henry Caldwell

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. James Griffiths, M.P. on behalf of the Labour Party.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. James Griffiths

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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.

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