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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.

: Children's Television

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

Nat Temple and his Band

For Younger Children
Meet The Penguins: 3: Bobo Comes Home
by Josephine Smith Wright.


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Band
Writer (Meet the Penguins): Josephine Smith Wright
Drawings (Meet the Penguins): Bill Hooper
Animations (Meet the Penguins): Lionel Pearce

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.
(to 19.30 app.)

: Animal Patterns: 1: Camouflage

A series of three programmes in which Julian Huxley brings to the studio a variety of animals, both live and filmed, to explain the diversity of animal colour and markings.


Presenter: Julian Huxley
Presented by: David Attenborough

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: Reggie Little at Large

by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Desmond Walter-Ellis
with Richard Caldicot, Sheila McCormack and Jack Melford.


Writer: Godfrey Harrison
Incidental music arranged and played by: Charles Smart
Settings: John Cooper
Producer: Graeme Muir
Reggie Little: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Maynard Withering: Richard Caldicot
Pauline Dear: Sheila McCormack
[Actor]: Jack Melford

: Stockton Test

A film record of a small-scale experiment in Stockton-on-Tees, showing how some of the millions of old dwelling-houses in England can be brought to modern standards of sanitation and amenity.

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of today's play at Wimbledon.

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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.

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.

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