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: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

receives the Freedom of the City of London.
From Guildhall, London.


Commentary: Richard Dimbleby

: Newsreels

: Off the Beaten Tracks

A film journey through the chateau country of France.

: 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
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: 1: Bessie in the Cave
by Josephine Smith Wright.

Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo
Drawn by Reginald Jeffryes.

Line Clear!
Maxwell Taylor explains something about the railway signal system.

(to 17.45)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): Josephine Smith Wright
Drawings (Meet the Penguins): Bill Hooper
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Barbara Trevor
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Illustrator (Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Script (Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Tom Twigge
Presenter (Line Clear!): Maxwell Taylor
Presented By (Line Clear!): Cliff Michelmore

: Newsreel

: The Disagreeable Man

An episode from the novel "Ways and Means" by Henry Cecil.
Adapted for television by C.E. Webber.
[Starring] Walter Fitzgerald and Robert Eddison


Author (Ways and Means): Henry Cecil
Adapted for television by: C.E. Webber
Director: Dennis Vance
Director: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Ian Atkins
Basil Merridew: Walter Fitzgerald
Nicholas Drew: Robert Eddison
Country Porter: Gerald C. Lawson
The Rev Maitland Temperley: Christopher Steele
Mrs Temperley: Mona Washbourne
Mrs Gaspard: Ruth Lodge
Isabel Stroud: Jane Carr
Barbara Newton: Ursula Howells
General Sir Bragge Purbrick: Geoffrey Sumner
Mrs Thwaites: Helene Burls
His Honour Judge Strachan: H.G. Stoker
Mr Mountain: Hal Osmond
Dr Sainsbury: Ian Fleming
Colonel Murphy: George Benson
Henry Gaspard: Peter Bathurst
Mr Buckram: Ivan Staff
Mr Buckram's Clerk: John Boddington
Adam Twigg, Q.C.: William Mervyn
Det Inspector Larch: Campbell Singer
Det Sgt Gage: Alan Rolfe
London Porter: Sam Kydd
Lady: Audrey O'Flynn

: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

receives the Freedom of the City of London.
A BBC telerecording of part of today's ceremony at Guildhall.

: Snapshot

in which every picture tells a story!
Introduced by Donald McCullough.


Presenter: Donald McCullough
Presented by: John Irwin

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

An Anglo-American edition in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects sent specially from America.
The experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology University of London
Marius Barbeau, Formerly Director of the National Museum of Canada, Toronto
G. H. S. Bushnell, Curator, University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
v. The Challenger
University Museum of Pennsylvania
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Marius Barbeau
Expert: G. H. S. Bushnell
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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.

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