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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Victory at Sea: 14: Roman Renaissance

The allied assault on Europe from the south-from the conquest of Sicily to the fall of Rome - including the hard-fought landings at Salerno and Anzio.

Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on January 26)
(to 16.15)


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

: Children's Television

The Cow that Blew her Horn
The story by John Cadell with pictures by Harry Rutherford.

Tomu and Princess Salli
Colonel R.C. Duncan, C.I.E., M.V.O., shows you his two Tibetan dogs and tells the story of how he was given them when visiting the Abbot of the Boddnalh Temple in Nepal.

Look at This
The last programme in this series for the young scientist.

(to 17.35)


Writer (The Cow that Blew her Horn): John Cadell
Pictures (The Cow that Blew her Horn): Harry Rutherford
Presenter (Tomu and Princess Salli): Colonel R.C. Duncan

: Wednesday Theatre presents The Practical Jokers

A comedy thriller for April Fools' Day by Owen Holder.
Most of the action takes place in the living room of a country house some distance from London.


Writer: Owen Holder
Producer: Vivian Milroy
Settings: John Clements
Sir George Halperton: Norman Shelley
'Paddy' Piper: Peter Bathurst
'Sootty' Scott: Kenneth Hyde
'Charlie' Criton: Morton Lowry
Cullen: Percy Cartwright
Forbes: Freddie Fowler
Lord Parish: Charles Heslop

: Floodlit Football: Champion Boxers v. Leading Jockeys

Organised by the Sportsmen's Aid Society.
A visit to the Arsenal Stadium to see part of the second half of this charity football match.


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning

: Before Your Very Eyes

[Starring] Arthur Askey
with Diana Decker, Dickie Henderson and a guest artist.


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Performer: Diana Decker
Comedian: Dickie Henderson
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Settings: Michael Yates
Scriptwriter: Sid Colin
Scriptwriter: Talbot Rothwell
Scriptwriter: David Climie
Producer: Bill Ward

: You and Your Child

Alan Moncrieff, Nuffield Professor of Child Health, University of London, gives the first of a short series of talks on the art of bringing up children.


Presenter: Alan Moncrieff

: Wit Stwosz

(Veit Stoss)
A film of the work of the fifteenth-century Polish sculptor whose masterpiece, a great wooden altar with more than a hundred figures, was created for Cracow Cathedral.

: News

(sound only)
(Not Alexandra Palace)

10.28 app. Historic Houses of England: Cobham Hall, Kent
(Previously televised on July 27, 1952)
and at 10.38 (app.) News (sound only)
(Alexandra Palace 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.

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