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: Held for Ransom

In this film a gang of criminals kidnap a rich man. Police and private individuals set to work to solve the mystery.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Bengo: Bengo on the Farm
The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Cy Grant
Songs with guitar.

Leather Fair
Fifteen minutes of fun and interest from the National Leather Week Show at Battersea Pleasure Gardens.

For Deaf Children
Leslie Benham introduces a special programme in which Joanne Jackson shows how to make miniature gardens, and Leslie Compton of Arsenal and England gives some hints about football.

(to 17.50)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Leslie Benham
Maker (For Deaf Children): Joanne Jackson
Footballer (For Deaf Children): Leslie Compton

: Music with a Difference

with Bob Monkhouse, Pearl Carr, Martin Lukins, George Malcolm, Tony Fayne and David Evans, The Steve Race Trio.
Introduced by Eric Robinson.


Singer: Bob Monkhouse
Singer: Pearl Carr
Accordionist: Martin Lukins
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
Singer: Tony Fayne
Singer: David Evans
Musicians: The Steve Race Trio
Presenter: Eric Robinson

: Leather Parade

On the first day of National Leather Week an outside broadcast unit visits Battersea Pleasure Gardens to watch craftsmen working at the exhibition and to meet some of the personalities present at the Parade of Leather.
See 'Television Talk of the Week' on page 15


Interviewer: Berkeley Smith
Arranged by: Stephen McCormack
Presented for television by: Stephen Wade

: Cine Club

The last programme in this series in which films made by amateurs are shown and discussed. Tonight Roger Maxwell shows extracts from the prize-winning British entries at the recent International Festival of Amateur Films held at Brussels. He also announces the results of the Cine Club competition.
Films submitted by the British Amateur Cinematographers' Central Council


Presenter: Roger Maxwell

: Professional Boxing

A visit to the Winter Gardens Pavilion at Weston-super-Mare for one of the monthly boxing tournaments. The principal events of the evening include two contests of eight three-minute rounds:
Welterweight - Paul King (Torquay) v. Rees Moore (Luton)
Middleweight - Rocco King (Doncaster) v. Johnny Byrnes (Bristol)
At the ringside: Harry Carpenter
By arrangement with the Weston-super-Mare Sportsmen's Organisation


Boxer (Welterweight): Paul King
Boxer (Welterweight): Rees Moore
Boxer (Middleweight): Rocco King
Boxer (Middleweight): Johnny Byrnes
Commentator: Harry Carpenter

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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.

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