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: City of Silent Men

A thriller film.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Modern Swimming Lessons
A class of children give a demonstration of land-drill, water practice, and figure floating.
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

The Cisco Kid
More adventures in this exciting series.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Modern Swimming Lessons): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by (Modern Swimming Lessons): Barney Colehan

: News and Newsreel

Including Weather Report

: The Grove Family: Bread Upon the Waters

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Grandma: Nancy Roberts
Harry Colman: Edwin Richfield

: Mantovani and his New Music

Guest singer, Lester Ferguson


Musicians: Mantovani and his New Music
Guest singer: Lester Ferguson
Presented by: Bill Ward

: National Swimming and Diving Championships

This week the Amateur Swimming Association is holding the 1954 Championships at the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
Tonight's programme features club team events.


Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: Time for Dancing

Viewers are invited to the R.A.F. Station at St. Athan, where a dance is being held on the eve of the Battle of Britain celebrations.
Cabaret: Claude Williams, Allen Brothers and June, Louise Traill, Henry Kingston and Joy Tolhurst
And The Skyliners Dance Band
Assisted by the Welsh Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Violinist: Claude Williams
Comedians: Allen Brothers and June
Singer: Louise Traill
Dancer: Henry Kingston
Dancer: Joy Tolhurst
Musicians: The Skyliners Dance Band
Musicians: The Welsh Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Morgan Lloyd
Orchestra conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Programme presented by: David J. Thomas

: The Necklace

A short story by Guy de Maupassant.
Told by Joseph Tomelty.
Adapted and presented for television by Tony Richardson.


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Storyteller: Joseph Tomelty
Adapted and presented for television by: Tony Richardson

: 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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