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: Wallaby Jim of the Islands

An adventure film.
(to 16.10 app.)

: Children's Television

Bengo and the Hedgehog
drawn by Tim.

Flowers and Trees
Judith Willmore shows drawings of flowers and trees sent by children, and talks about them with John Farleigh.

Margaret Rawlings tells some more stories in verse.

Table Tennis
Jack Carrington, Director of Coaching, English Table Tennis Association, and Johnny Leach, world champion 1949 to 1951, advise young table tennis players.

(to 17.50)


Artist (Bengo and the Hedgehog): Tim (William Timym)
Presenter (Flowers and Trees): Judith Willmore
Guest (Flowers and Trees): John Farleigh
Storyteller: Margaret Rawlings
Coach (Table Tennis): Jack Carrington
Table tennis player: Johnny Leach
Commentator (Table Tennis): Bill Latto
Presented by (Table Tennis): Cliff Michelmore

: The Medium

Gian-Carlo Menotti's music drama.
[Starring] Marie Powers and Elaine Malbin

(Previously televised last Thursday)
(Frederic Westcott appears by arrangement with the Saltire Singers)


Specially arranged and produced for television by: Carl Ebert
Orchestra conducted by: Bryan Balkwill
Settings: Richard Greenough
Television direction: Christian Simpson
Monica: Elaine Malbin
Toby: David Ashley
Madame Fiona (Baba): Marie Powers
Mrs. Gobineau: Rita McKerrow
Mr. Gobineau: Frederic Westcott
Mrs. Nolan: Nora Ogonovsky

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


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

: Chorus Girl

See 'Television Diary'
Second performance: Thursday at 8.0

: The Ryder Cup: Great Britain v. U.S.A.

Henry Longhurst introduces members of both teams and discusses with Major Peter Roscow the organisation of this week's golf match at Wentworth.
See 'Television Diary' on page 14


Presenter/interviewer: Henry Longhurst
Interviewee: Major Peter Roscow
Presented by: Antony Craxton

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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