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: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match

Fourth day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Captain Caution

A film of adventure on the high seas with Victor Mature, Alan Ladd and Bruce Cabot.


Dan Marvin: Victor Mature
Newton: Alan Ladd
Slade: Bruce Cabot

: Children's Television

Little Ig
The adventure book of a prehistoric boy by Tom Twigge with Tommy Moore and Bill Hitchcock.

Cycling for Pleasure
Benny Foster, coach to the British Olympic Games Pursuit Team, and Bill Latto give some advice on how to enjoy cycling in the countryside.

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


Writer (Little Ig): Tom Twigge
Drawn by (Little Ig): Swavek
Presented by (Little Ig): Shaun Sutton
Little Ig: Tommy Moore
[Actor] (Little lg): Bill Hitchcock
Coach (Cycling for Pleasure): Benny Foster
Presenter (Cycling for Pleasure): Bill Latto

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan

A further visit to Trent Bridge followed at 6.30 by a summary of today's play.
(to 18.40)

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report
See page 3

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times - the 1950s pages 22 December 2019
The Sunday Post: Weather 25 November 2016
The Sunday Post: Here is the News 11 October 2015

: The Royal

A visit to the Great Park at Windsor for a preview of the world's greatest agricultural show.


Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Top Town: Southport v. Wolverhampton

A friendly battle of entertainment.
Judges: Flotsam (B. C. Hilliam), Harold Fielding, Clifford Davis
Introduced by Neal Arden.
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Judge: Flotsam (B. C. Hilliam)
Judge: Harold Fielding
Judge: Clifford Davis
Presenter: Neal Arden
Musicians: Northern Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Seeing Both Sides

This programme shows how a personnel manager handles the human problems that arise in modern industry.


Writer: Arthur Swinson
Designer: Richard Greenough
Producer: Robert Barr

: Margaret Leighton

in a programme of verse and music.
with Marie Korchinska (harp), Geoffrey Gilbert (flute), Bernard Walton (clarinet), Jean Pougnet (violin), Thomas Carter (violin), Eileen Grainger (viola), William Pleeth (cello).


Performer: Margaret Leighton
Harpist: Marie Korchinska
Flutist: Geoffrey Gilbert
Clarinetist: Bernard Walton
Violinist: Jean Pougnet
Violinist: Thomas Carter
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cellist: William Pleeth
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: 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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