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: Hats Off

An American film.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television

Shadow Pictures: 1 - The Little Chimney Sweep
A new series of shadow play films specially animated and produced for Children's Television by Lotte Reiniger.

Looking at Birds
Fish-Hawk shows you how to recognise all kinds of birds and keep a novel record of them.

Geoffrey Dyson, Chief Coach to the Amateur Athletic Association, gives some more advice to young athletes.

(to 17.45)


Animator/producer (Shadow Pictures): Lotte Reiniger
Presenter (Looking at Birds): Fish-Hawk
Coach (Sport): Geoffrey Dyson
Presented by (Sport): Cliff Michelmore

: The Pattern of Marriage: 3: A Son

Four documentary programmes written for television by Ted Willis and Caryl Doncaster.
Research for this series was carried out in conjunction with the National Marriage Guidance Council and the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council.


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Caryl Doncaster
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Film sequences directed by: John Oxley
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: Calendar Customs

Britain's ancient customs still make news. Philip Robinson tells, with BBC Television film, how and why they are kept alive.


Narrator: Philip Robinson
Script: Arthur Swinson
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Excerpts from Three Cheers

A Coronation Revue.
With Vic Oliver, Jane Morgan, The Wiere Brothers, Page and Bray, The Romanos Brothers, Canfield Smith, and Snodgrass and full supporting cast.
A special performance before an invited audience from the stage of the London Casino Theatre.
(By arrangement with Tom Arnold and Emile Littler)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Producer: Robert Nesbitt
Comedian: Vic Oliver
Singer: Jane Morgan
Entertainers: The Wiere Brothers
Dancers: Page and Bray
Acrobatic comedians: The Romanos Brothers
Ventriloquial Duo: Canfield Smith and Snodgrass
Choreography: Hazel Gee
Costumes designer: Anthony Holland
Costumes designer: Anthony Moore
Settings: Edward Delany
Orchestrations: Ronald Hanmer
Orchestra director: Jack Walker
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Victory at Sea

Another film in the series produced by the National Broadcasting Company of America and the U.S. Navy with the assistance of the Admiralty, and using film from both allied and enemy sources.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

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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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