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: Newsreels

: Folk Festival

An American film of a National Folk Festival in St. Louis, which includes dances by American Indians.

: 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
(A BBC Television Film)
(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: 6: Coronation Day
by Josephine Smith Wright.

The House that Jack Built
The winning models in the competition are shown and discussed.

John Hewer

(to 17.40)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): Josephine Smith Wright
Drawings and animations (Meet the Penguins): Bill Hooper
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Barbara Trevor
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
[Actor]: John Hewer

: Weather Chart

: Newsreel

: Beauty in the Making

Rose petals from France, musk from the deer of Tibet, and ambergris from the stomach of a whale are some of the ingredients that go to create a fine perfume
Dilys and Richard Dimbleby visit a factory on the outskirts of London to see how a perfume is compounded and the part it plays in cosmetics today.


Presenter: Dilys Dimbleby
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: Joan Gilbert's Diary


Interviewer/presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Quite Contrary

featuring Ray Martin and his Orchestra, Jack Storey, Ben Wrigley, The Littlewood Songsters, Joan Regan, Bob Harvey, Viscountess Boyle, Rita O'Connor, The Television Toppers.


Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Comedian: Jack Storey
Performer: Ben Wrigley
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Singer: Joan Regan
Comedian: Bob Harvey
Guest: Viscountess Boyle
Performer: Rita O'Connor
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.
Guest, The Bishop of London


Guest: The Bishop of London
Programme presented by: James Bredin

: 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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