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: Newsreels

Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday

: Power for the Highlands

A film on hydro-electric power schemes for Scotland.

: 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

The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo
Drawn by Reginald Jeffryes.

Animal Disguises: 3: It pays to advertise
David Attenborough tells you more about shapes and patterns in the animal world.

Peter Butterworth in a comedy sketch

(to 17.35)


Illustrator (The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Jumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Presenter (Animal Disguises): David Attenborough
Comedian: Peter Butterworth

: Crowning Glory

Hairdressers from the West Country bake part in a competition in women's and men's hair styles.
Television cameras visit the Winter Gardens Pavilion at Weston-super-Mare to watch the closing stages.
(Wenove only)

: Newsreel

: Pat Kirkwood

in 'Infinite Variety'
Five cameos in song


Singer: Pat Kirkwood

: Wednesday Theatre presents: Waterloo

A play by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
[Starring] Laidman Browne
The play is set in Corporal Brewster's cottage at Woolwich, in the early summer of 1881 - sixty-six years after the Battle of Waterloo.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Settings designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: John Moxey
Corporal Gregory Brewster: Laidman Browne
Sergeant McDonald: Patrick Troughton
Nonah Brewster: Margaret Anderson
Colonel Midwinter: Clement McCallin

: Snooker: John Barrie v. Albert Brown

Concluding stages in the fourth match of the News of the World £1,500 Snooker Tournament.
from Leicester Square Hall, London


Player: John Barrie
Player: Albert Brown
Commentator: Sidney Smith

: Snapshot

The second of a series of six programmes in which every picture tells a story!
Introduced by Donald McCullough.


Presenter: Donald McCullough
Presented by: John Irwin

: Stephane Grappelli and His Quintet

A musical film.


Musicians: Stephane Grappelli and His Quintet

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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.

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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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