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: Brief Journey

from Plymouth Sound.
This film, introduced by Charles E. Stidwill, follows one traveller through a part of the West of England now served by the BBC's new television transmitter on North Hessary Tor on Dartmoor.
A film made with the co-operation of the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, Admiral Sir Alexander Madden K.C.B., C.B.E.


Presenter: Charles E. Stidwill
Director: John Rhodes
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 22)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
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

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

Spot the Tune
Introduced by Eric Robinson.
The winning cards in the competition are drawn from the hat and the music is played again.

Can You Do It?
Some more tricks, stunts and catches by Geoffrey Robinson.

(to 17.45)


Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Presenter (Spot the Tune): Eric Robinson
Magician (Can You Do It?): Geoffrey Robinson

: They Come by Appointment: 4: The Price of Prejudice

A series of true stories from a surgeon's casebook by George Sava.
"There is one case that above all claims a right to inclusion here, not merely for the tangled web of prejudice it revealed but also because that prejudice forced me to take risks..."


Writer: George Sava
Designer: Michael Yates
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Producer: Robert Barr

: Home and Dry

David Nixon is Home and Dry with Paula Marshall and Sandy Sandford and some other folk he thinks you may like to meet.
See page 15


Presenter/devised by: David Nixon
Assistant: Paula Marshall
Comedian/devised by: Sandy Sandford
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: Person to Person

Edward R. Murrow interviews Eva Gabor.
(Telerecording by arrangement with Columbia Broadcasting System)


Interviewer: Edward R. Murrow
Interviewee: Eva Gabor

: For Australia Day: Blue Ice

A film about the Australian 'Antarctic'.
See page 15

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.
Malcolm Muggeridge and Sir Ronald Storrs discussing Lawrence of Arabia.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Reporter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Speaker: Sir Ronald Storrs
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.

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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