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: The Shadow Strikes

In this film Rod La Rocque plays the part of a private detective working against the underworld as 'The Shadow'.
(to 16.15)


Lamont Granston/'The Shadow': Rod La Rocque

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Flowers and Trees
Judith Willmore talks about some familiar British trees.

Mervyn Levy helps you to paint, assisted by some of the children exhibiting at the National Exhibition of Children's Art at the Royal Institute Galleries, London.
(Organised by the Sunday Pictorial)

(to 17.50)


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Lisa Lincoln
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Jane Tyson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Dick Vosburgh
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Gaylord Cavallaro
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Set and puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): David Boisseau
Programme deviser (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (Flowers and Trees): Judith Willmore
Painter/presenter (Painting): Mervyn Levy
Producer (Painting): Hazel Wilkinson

: Stoke Mandeville

The National Spinal Injuries Centre
"Not miracles: a demonstration of what the human spirit can do where there is pluck, grit and tenacity; and inspired guidance' - D. Heathcoat-Amory., speaking when Minister of Pensions.
Introduced by Jeanne Heal.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Twenty-First Greyhound St. Leger

The 'coming of age' of this famous annual race at Wembley-Stadium, London, is the subject of the first live television broadcast of a greyhound race.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: The Good Old Days!

Edwardian Music-Hall
See top of page: columns 2 and 3

: Bransby Williams


Comedian: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne Buckley

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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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