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: In the Garden

Arthur Billitt shows some varieties of chrysanthemums suitable for the gardener with a small greenhouse; Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden, including planting wall-flowers and bulbs, and shows how to lift and store dahlia tubers.


Gardener/presenter: Arthur Billitt
Gardener/presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: Motor Car Trial: The Television Trophy

An inter-regional competition between invited teams representing the North, the Midlands, and the South of England.
See page 15


Clerk of the Course: Godfrey Imhof
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Birmingham Goes Gay

with the University Carnival
Outside broadcast cameras on the Town Hall watch the mile-long procession in which more than two thousand students, forty decorated floats, and a Carnival Queen are taking part.
See page 15
(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter Dews
Television presentation: David Martin

: Children's Television: Tom Brown's Schooldays

For Older Children
A film based on the book by Thomas Hughes with Jimmy Lydon, Freddie Bartholomew and Cedric Hardwicke.
(to 18.15)


Author: Thomas Hughes
Tom Brown: Jimmy Lydon
East: Freddie Bartholomew
Dr. Thomas Arnold: Cedric Hardwicke

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: At the Zoo

Peter Scott visits the Reptile House at the London Zoo to introduce some of the occupants, including some recent arrivals.
See page 15


Presenter: Peter Scott
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: I'm the Law: The Case of the Shoplifter

A film made for television.
[Starring] George Raft


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: Spice of Life

[Starring] Dorothy Dickson
The personal scrapbook of a celebrity.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley and including famous artists and interesting people who have added spice to the life of Dorothy Dickson.


Introduced By: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Dorothy Dickson
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Production numbers staged by: Hazel Gee
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Bransby Williams


Monologist: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: 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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