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: Retrospect, 1953

Television Newsreel's review of this eventful year.
(Previously televised on Dec. 31, 1953)
(to 16.15)


Voices: Edward Halliday
Voices: Frank Phillips
Voices: Robert Finigan
Scriptwriter: Paul Fox
Scriptwriter: Michael Balkwill
Film Editor: Duncan Griffin-Beale
Sound Editor: Stuart Crombie
Recorded by: Vernon Phipps
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Children's Television

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

This Was News
A programme that helps you to understand some of the interesting events of recent weeks.

For Deaf Children
Stavers Oloman introduces a special programme.

(to 17.50)


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Stavers Oloman

: Rugby Union Football: England v. New Zealand

A BBC telerecording of part of the international match played at Twickenham last Saturday afternoon.
Introduced by Peter West.


Presenter: Peter West

: Weather Chart

: Newsreel

: Shop Window

A display of new television ideas and personalities.
Produced and introduced by Henry Caldwell.
With the New Concert Orchestra conducted by William Hill-Bowen.


Produced and introduced by: Henry Caldwell
Choreography: Pamela Kail
Musicians: New Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: William Hill-Bowen
Settings: Stephen Taylor

: The Balloon Game

Viewers are invited to join the studio jury in passing judgment on three famous characters in history.


Adapted and presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Television Dancing Club

with Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, The Guy Hayward Formation Team
Victor Barrett and Doreen Freeman, Former World Professional Champions
Jack McGregor and Bemil Twiggs, Present Scottish Professional Champions
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Eileen Henshall and the Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Competition for the Television Dancing Trophy
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Formation dancers: The Guy Hayward Formation Team
Dancer: Victor Barrett
Dancer: Doreen Freeman
Dancer: Jack McGregor
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Eileen Henshall
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Presented for television from a London Ballroom by: Richard Afton

: 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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