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: London Town Scrapbook

Stories on film from past editions of "London Town".
Commentary by Richard Dimbleby
(Previously televised on January 18, 1954)


Narrator: Richard Dimbleby
Scripts written by: George Moresby White
Scripts written by: Peter Hunt
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: Gypsy Christmas

A film of singing and dancing in the Flamenco style.

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 8)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

Fun and Games
[Starring] Sandy Sandford
With guest artist, David Nixon
Winifred Hunter at the piano

with Nat Temple and his Orchestra.

Lion Rampant
J. Beresford Evans talks about badges, shields, and crests.

(to 17.55)


Comedian (Fun and Games): Sandy Sandford
Magician Guest artist (Fun and Games): David Nixon
Pianist (Fun and Games): Winifred Hunter
Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Presenter (Lion Rampant): J. Beresford Evans

: They Come by Appointment: 2: Lucky Jim

A series of true stories from a surgeon's casebook by George Sava.

"It was early in 1947 that the name of James Tebutt appeared in my appointments book. I remembered him as a blitz casualty on whom I had performed an emergency operation for head injuries. A letter from a fellow surgeon explained that something had now gone seriously wrong, and Tebutt insisted on seeing me..."


Writer: George Sava
Designer: Michael Yates
Film sequences directed by: John Oxley
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Producer: Robert Barr

: Snooker: Walter Donaldson v. John Pulman

Part of this evening's session in the News of the World £1,500 Professional Snooker Tournament.
From Leicester Square Hall, London.


Snooker player: Walter Donaldson
Snooker player: John Pulman
Commentator: Sidney Smith
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Face the Music

Henry Hall invites you to Face the Music to listen to melodies and songs, old and new, and to meet famous and unknown artists and interesting personalities of his acquaintance including Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, Line Renaud, Joe Stuthard, Harry Worth, Sheena Harvey, Glen Mason.


Presenter/Orchestra directed by: Henry Hall
Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Singer: Line Renaud
Magician: Joe Stuthard
Comedian: Harry Worth
Pianist: Sheena Harvey
Singer: Glen Mason
Designer: John Cooper
Dance Director: Hazel Gee
Musical Associate: Alan Bristow
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Director: John Furness

: 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.

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