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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Men Against the Sea

A film of the struggle by the Dutch people against the floods which this year devastated a large part of Holland.

: 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)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Simon the Simple Sardine: 2: Simon and the Wicked Crab
An adventure series for young children by James Gilroy.

The Sea Shore
John Barrett talks about some of the creatures and plants you can find among the rocks and pools of the shore

Travel Story: 2: We Meet the Indians
A journey through Brazil by Allan Murray.

(to 17.45)


Writer (Simon the Simple Sardine): James Gilroy
Drawings (Simon the Simple Sardine): Bill Hooper
Voices (Simon the Simple Sardine): Daphne Oxenford
Voices (Simon the Simple Sardine): Kenneth Connor
Producer (Simon the Simple Sardine): Hazel Wilkinson
Presenter (The Sea Shore): John Barrett
Presenter (Travel Story): Allan Murray

: Man Against Marsh

How land is reclaimed.
Outside broadcast cameras watch the testing of a machine designed to help in the age-long battle for food in places where, until recently, no machine could move.
See 'Television Diary' on page 13


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Producer: James Buchan

: Carroll Levis and his Discoveries

with a teen-age section presented by Violet Pretty.
From the Scala Theatre, London.


Presenter: Carroll Levis
Item presenter (Teen-age section): Violet Pretty
Settings: Laurence Broadhouse
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson

: Town Forum

A public audience in the Recreation Room at the Central Fire Station, Birmingham, puts impromptu questions and points of view to Lady Isobel Barnett, Collin Brooks,
James Laver and Kingsley Martin.
Chairman, Denis Morris


Panellist: Lady Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Collin Brooks
Panellist: James Laver
Panellist: Kingsley Martin
Chairman: Denis Morris

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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