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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Science Review

A film review of research and discovery in science and industry.
(Previously televised on January 25, 1952)

: The Magic Touch

A film.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

The adventures of the little boy who lived in the wood.
A story with pictures by Richard Hill.

Looking at Birds
Fish-hawk announces the winners of the competition for making model ducks.

Athletic advice including a film: "The Young Athlete" (How to throw the Javelin).

(to 17.45)


Pictures (Widge): Richard Hill
Presenter (Looking at Birds): Fish-hawk
Presented by (Sport): Cliff Michelmore

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Seven Wishes in View
A celebrity's birthday treat.

Lind Joyce

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner
including the deliberate mistake.
This week's viewer competitor from Newtongrange, Midlothian.

Gary Miller

The Strange Case: 1: The Play is Murder
by Julian Ward.

Vanessa Lee
Stringing a Thread of Tunes
A new angle on some old song favourites.

Viewers who live in Newtongrange, Midlothian, are invited to place this issue of Radio Times in their windows by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the competitor in tonight's "Puzzle Corner".


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Singer: Lind Joyce
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Singer: Gary Miller
Writer (The Strange Case): Julian Ward
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Dancer: Joan Harris
Dancer: Patricia Garnett
Dancer: Josephine Gordon
Dancer: John Paget
Dancer: Leon Bedryski
Dancer: Derek Westlake
Choreography: Alan Carter
Orchestra conducted by: Frank Cordell
Script: Dennis Castle
Design: Richard Greenough
Production: Douglas Moodie

: The Budget

The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P. for the Opposition


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell

: Skating: Southern Counties Amateur Ice Dance Championship and Free Skating Competition

A visit to Richmond Ice Rink to see the concluding stages.


Commentator: Geoffrey Yates

: In The News

Speakers: S.J. McAdden M.P., W.J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood M.P., Dingle Foot
Chairman, Edgar Lustgarten


Speaker: S.J. McAdden
Speaker: W.J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Dingle Foot
Chairman/Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

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.

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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.

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