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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Artists Must Live

The artist today faces new problems which challenge his work and his living. This is the theme of this BBC television film, which has been made in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain. In it, Basil Taylor looks at these problems and at the work of some of the British painters and sculptors affected by them.
(Previously televised on June 30)

(to 16.15)


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Director: John Read
Producer: John Elliot

: Children's Television: Fighting with Kit Carson

The first adventures in this exciting serial film.
(to 18.00)

: The Heart of a Nation

At the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales every year the country's great traditions of music, poetry, and the arts are carried on. This BBC television film shows the main events at the Eisteddfod held last year at Aberystwyth.
(Previously televised on August 16, 1952)
(Wenvoe and Holme Moss only)
(to 19.55)


Commentator: Hywel Davies

: Possible Pets

Have you ever thought of mothering a mongoose or housing a hamster? These are just two of the possible pets to be shown tonight in the first of four holiday week-end programmes from the London Zoo.
See 'Television Diary' on page 13


Commentator: Roma Fairley
Presented for television by: Stephen Wade

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: Special Enquiry: 1: Refugees

A Report for Television.
Eight years after the end of the war, refugees are still a grave international problem. In this programme one aspect of the problem is investigated - the 500,000 refugees who have fled through Berlin from eastern Germany since 1949.


Commentator (in London): Robert Reid
Commentator (in Berlin): John Crawley

: Rhyme and Rhythm

introducing Ken Frith, Nina Yanson, Norman George, The Gaunt Brothers.


Pianist: Ken Frith
Singer: Nina Yanson
Violinist: Norman George
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: It Depends What You See

Christopher Mayhew, M.P., shows, with film taken in Putney, how different people see the same scene.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit
See 'Television Diary' on page 13


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Producer: Michael Peacock

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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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