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: The Pay Off

A detective film starring Lee Tracy.
(to 16.25)


Brad McKay: Lee Tracy

: Children's Television

Rufty Tufty the Golliwog: 1: Rufty Tufty and the Surprise
Written by Ruth Ainsworth.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

For Deaf Children
Leslie Benham introduces a special programme.

(to 17.40)


Writer (Rufty Tufty the Golliwog): Ruth Ainsworth
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Leslie Benham

: Weather Chart

: Newsreel

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


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

: The Commonwealth Tour

See top of page and page 5

: Ballet for Beginners: 3: How Stories are Told in Ballet

A series of programmes for those who would like to know more about ballet.
[Starring] Oleg Briansky and Daphne Dale

At the piano, Tom McCall


Script and commentary: Felicity Gray
Producer: Philip Bate
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Dancer: Margarita Tate
Dancer: Patricia Bentley
Dancer: Denys Palmer
Dancer/Ballet-Master: Michel de Lutry
Dancer: Marjorie Woodhams
Dancer: Hazel Wiscombe
Dancer: Kathryn Beetham
Dancer: Norma Smith
Dancer: Patricia Cree
Dancer: Josephine Gordon
Dancer: Jeanne Lusby
Dancer: Eileen Harrison
Dancer: Philippe Perrottet
Dancer: Ben Stevenson
Choreography for 'Fete Etrange' Trio: Andree Howard
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Tom McCall

: Mille Miglia, 1953

A film made by the Shell Film Unit of this year's race, for which five hundred cars entered.
The thousand-mile course on public roads, from Brescia through Rome and back, is one of the most difficult in the world, and is one of the highlights of the motoring calendar.

: Postscript to Painter's Progress

Mervyn Levy reflects upon painting by amateurs and the results of his recent series.


Presenter: Mervyn Levy

: 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.

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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