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: Racing at Kempton Park

A visit to this well-known London racecourse to see three of the afternoon's principal races.

: Racing at Kempton Park: Vauxhall Novices Hurdle Race

over two miles


Commentator: Robert Haynes
Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Science Review

A film review of research and discovery in science and industry.
(Previously televised on October 3, 1952)

: Newsboy

A film about Burrough's Newsboy Foundation, an establishment in Boston, Massachusetts, where newspaper boys are educated.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

London Town
Richard Dimbleby introduces a series of the well-known evening programmes, specially adapted for children.

Measuring a Monster
Barrie Edgar visits the Locomotive Testing Station at Rugby to watch Britannia Class No. 70025 'Western Star' being tested at speed.

(to 17.45)


Presenter (London Town): Richard Dimbleby
Presenter (Measuring a Monster): Barrie Edgar
Presented by (Measuring a Monster): John Vernon

: Weather Chart

: Newsreel

: Inventors' Club

The latest inventions submitted are assessed by the Club's technical adviser, Geoffrey Boumphrey, assisted by John Gilbert.
The inventors are introduced by the Organiser, Leslie Hardern, to whom all specifications and drawings should be sent: c/o Inventors' Club, [address removed]


Technical adviser: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Assisted by: John Gilbert
Producer: George Noordhof
Organiser/presenter: Leslie Hardern

: Music for You

Eric Robinson introduces Music for You.
A programme of music, ballet, and songs with Wilfred Pickles, Gwen Catley, Anton Dolin, Tom Jenkins, Robert Ayres, Julia Shelley, Iris Villiers, Jean Waugh, Joan Bramhall, Lorna Butterworth, Marjorie Holt, John Hargreaves, John Boulter, Wilfred Johns, John Holmes, Trevor Kenyon, James Urquhart.


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Performer: Wilfred Pickles
Soprano: Gwen Catley
Dancer: Anton Dolin
Violinist: Tom Jenkins
Performer: Robert Ayres
Singer: Julia Shelley
Singer: Iris Villiers
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Performer: Lorna Butterworth
Singer: Marjorie Holt
Tenor: John Boulter
Singer: Wilfred Johns
Singer: John Holmes
Performer: Trevor Kenyon
Singer: James Urquhart
Musical associate: James Turner
Orchestra led by: Sydney Sax
Choreography: David Paltenghi
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Bryan Sears

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Sir Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood M.P., A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Sir Robert Boothby
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: 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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