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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Hill Sheep Farm

A film about the rearing of sheep on a Scottish hill farm.

: 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

Bits and Pieces
by Reginald Jeffryes.

Stories of the Piano
by Sidney Harrison.

William Aspden talks about the out-of-doors.

(to 17.40)


Writer (Bits and Pieces): Reginald Jeffryes
Voices (Bits and Pieces): Ivan Staff
Music (Bits and Pieces): Tom McCall
Presenter/pianist (Stories of the Piano): Sidney Harrison
Presenter: William Aspden

: Twenty Million Smokers

More than half the population of this country are smokers. On their behalf John Arlott pays a visit of enquiry to a tobacco factory in Bristol, a city that has been associated with the industry for four hundred years.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: John Arlott
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Quite Contrary

featuring Ray Martin and his Orchestra, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers, Joan Regan, Don Peters, Mischa de la Motte and guest stars
Introduced by Catherine Boyle and Ray Martin.
(By arrangement with Jack Hylton and George Black and Alfred Black)


Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Joan Regan
Performer: Don Peters
Singer: Mischa de la Motte
Presenter: Catherine Boyle
Presenter: Ray Martin
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Panorama

A fortnightly magazine reflecting the topics, personalities, and leisure-time activities that make up the contemporary scene.


Interviewer: Max Robertson
Director: Alan Bromly
Editor: Dennis Hardens
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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