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: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fourth Test Match

The first of four visits to Headingley to see play on the second day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Cricket: England v. Australia

From Headingley.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Puss in Boots
The fourth in a series of shadow play films. Designed and animated by Lotte Reiniger specially for Children's Television.


Designed and animated by (Puss in Boots): Lotte Reiniger

: Children's Television: Cricket: England v. Australia

From Headingley.
A special commentary for children will be given between 5.20 and 5.40 p.m. and a short summary follows the close of play.
(to 18.30)

: Travel by 'Rotor-Coach'

Close-up on helicopters.
Television cameras visit an aircraft factory at Filton, near Bristol, where all-British multipurpose helicopters are designed and manufactured.
During the programme viewers see some of the latest developments in 'rotor-coach' travel and meet C. F. Uwins, a director of the company, and Peter Masefield, Chief Executive of British European Airways.
See 'Television Diary', page 15


Speaker: C. F. Uwins
Speaker: Peter Masefield
Commentator: Patrick Beech
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Pet's Parlour

[Starring] Petula Clark
(Petula Clark appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Singer: Petula Clark

: Private Opinion

A visit to the London home of Peter Smithers, M.P., and Mrs. Smithers where Mary Grieve, Marghanita Laski, John Newsom, and A.J.P. Taylor are talking about a controversial subject.


Panellist: Mary Grieve
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: John Newsom
Panellist: A.J.P. Taylor
Presented by: Andrew Miller-Jones

: About Britain

See above and page 15

: Painter's Progress

The second of a series of six programmes in which Mervyn Levy, with Helene Cordet as his pupil, invites you to try your hand at painting pictures.


Artist: Mervyn Levy
Pupil: Helene Cordet
Presented by: David Attenborough

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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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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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