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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Victory at Sea: 16: The Conquest of Micronesia

Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on December 29)
(to 16.00)


Introduced by: Michael Lewis

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Diana Maddox with songs and stories.

Look at This: 4: The Sun
A programme for the young scientist.

(to 17.35)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Singer/storyteller: Diana Maddox

: Newsreel

: Before Your Very Eyes

[Starring] Arthur Askey
with Diana Decker, Dickie Henderson
Guest artist, Freddie Mills


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Performer: Diana Decker
Comedian: Dickie Henderson
Guest artist: Freddie Mills
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Michael Yates
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: David Climie
Producer: Bill Ward

: Second Impression

Peter Cavanagh shows some royal relics he has picked up in old shops.


Presenter: Peter Oavanagh
Producer: Leonard Brett

: Wednesday Theatre: William's Other Anne

A play by Ivor Brown.
[Starring] Irene Worth and John Gregson


Writer: Ivor Brown
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Mistress Whateley: Joan Young
Her farmhouse maids - Marion: Josephine Tweedy
Her farmhouse maids - Joan: Fanny Carby
Anne Whateley, her daughter: Irene Worth
Francis Hughley, a schoolmaster: Richard Wattis
William Shakespeare: John Gregson
John Shakespeare, his father: David Horne

: Northern Amateur Snooker Championships

A visit to the first Northern Counties tournament at the Tower, Blackpool.
The championship final will be followed by an exhibition game featuring Fred Davis, the world professional match play champion.


Snooker player: Fred Davis
Commentator: Sidney Smith

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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.

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.

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