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: War in the Air: 1: The Fated Sky

Written and produced by John Elliot.
A series of BBC Television films telling the story of air power and its impact on the world during the past twenty years.
(Previously televised on November 8, 1954)


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Series Director: Philip Dorte
Service Adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G.. D.S.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.
(A BBC Telerecording of yesterday's broadcast)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Children's Television

A programme of films for older children.

The Cisco Kid
with Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo.

The Range Rider
with Jack Mahoney and Dick West.

Robin Redbreast
An American film about the life of the robin.

(to 18.00)


The Cisco Kid: Duncan Renaldo
Pancho: Leo Carrillo
The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney

: Ulster Mirror

A fortnightly Northern Ireland television magazine.
(Kirk O'Shotts, Glencairn and Redmoss only)
(to 19.15)

: The Grove Family: A Voice from the Past

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Mrs. Moore: Doris Rogers

: Blackpool Tower Circus

A special performance, before an invited audience, of part of the summer programme of this famous seaside entertainment.
From the Tower, Blackpool


Circus director: Kathleen Williams
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: Before Your Very Eyes

[Starring] Arthur Askey
with Wallas Eaton, Sabrina


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Performer: Wallas Eaton
Performer: Sabrina
Scriptwriter: Sid Colin
Scriptwriter: Talbot Rothwell
Designer: Gordon Roland
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bill Ward

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman, Malcolm Muggeridge
Speakers: Sir Robert Boothby M.P., S.J. McAdden, M.P., Anthony Greenwood, M.P.,
Geoffrey de Freitas, M.P.


Chairman: Malcolm Muggeridge
Speaker: Sir Robert Boothby
Speaker: S.J. McAdden
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Geoffrey de Freitas
Presented by: Michael Peacock

: Amateur Boxing: Scottish A.B.A. Select v. Irish A.B.A. Select

A ringside seat at the closing bouts of the tournament.
From the St. Andrews Halls, Glasgow.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: 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.

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