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: Cricket: Surrey v. Warwickshire

Television cameras visit the Oval Cricket Ground during the first day's play of Surrey's opening County match against Warwickshire.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Rugby League Championship Final

The second half of the match from Maine Road Football Ground, Manchester.


Commentator: Alan Dixon
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment.
Introduced by John Hewer assisted by Bill Hitchcock.

The Appleyards: 3: Farmed Out


Presenter (Sugar and Spice): John Hewer
Assisted by (Sugar and Spice): Bill Hitchcock
Musical arrangements (Sugar and Spice): Denis Ringrowe
Script (The Appleyards): Allan Cooper
Settings (The Appleyards): Eileen Diss
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
Janet Appleyard: Sylvia Bidmead
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens
Mr. Wheeler: Douglas Hurn
The farmer: C.B. Poultney

: Cricket: Surrey v. Warwickshire

from the Oval.
(to 18.30)

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the Home Service)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Camera direction: Kenneth Milne Buckley
Editor and producer: Peter Duncan

: Orient Express: 6: His Boy

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.
A film about an American ex-soldier who returns to Italy to look for his Italian wife and son.

: Amateur Boxing: Mineworkers' National Amateur Boxing Championships 1953/1954 Finals

From Victoria Hall, Hanley.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: David Martin

: The Pat Kirkwood Show

Starring Pat Kirkwood with David Hughes.
Tonight's guest, Terry Thomas
Production numbers staged by Freddie Carpenter (by permission of Howard and Wyndham, Ltd.)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Pat Kirkwood
Singer: David Hughes
Comedian: Terry Thomas
Production number staging: Freddie Carpenter
Script: Jimmy Grafion
Script: Peter Griffiths
Script: Peter Myers
Script: Alec Grahame
Script: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Original lyrics: David Croft
Original music: Cyril Ornadel
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Special orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Settings: John Cooper
Producer: Michael Mills

: News (sound only), followed by Party Political Broadcast

Dr. Mabel Tylecote on behalf of the Labour Party
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Dr. Mabel Tylecote

About this project

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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