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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Viewers' Problems
Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to queries sent by viewers.

Social Problems
A panel of experts gives opinions on social problems.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Item presenter (Viewers' Problems): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Out of Doors
Discovering the countryside.

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

Borrowed Adventure
A story about children's libraries.

(to 17.45)


Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Presented by (Borrowed Adventure): Shaun Sutton

: The Smokey Club

A magazine for dog owners.
Introduced by Macdonald Daly with Smokey.
Spotlight on the Alsatian
Pick of the Strays
See page 15


Presenter: Macdonald Daly
Producer: James Buchan

: Table Tennis

Outside broadcast cameras cover some of the final events in the Daily Mirror National Tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Victor Barna
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Have You a Camera?

Baron, the photographer, in the third of six programmes, shows you how to take good pictures by simple methods. He is assisted tonight by Sally Ann Howes.


Presenter/photographer: Baron
Assistant: Sally Ann Howes
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Look at it This Way

Written by Eric Barker.
Eric Barker suggests you might Look at it This Way
with Pearl Hackney, Cameron Hall, Nicholas Parsons, Sheila McCormack, Robin Willett and featuring Carole Carr and The Song Pedlars.


Writer: Eric Barker
Original music: Stanley Black
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir
[Actor]: Eric Barker
[Actress]: Pearl Hackney
[Actor]: Nicholas Parsons
[Actress]: Sheila McCormack
[Actor]: Robin Willett
Singer: Carole Carr
Singers: The Song Pedlars

: Magic Circle Golden Jubilee

A visit to the Assembly Rooms at the St. Pancras Town Hall, London, where this week magicians from all over the world are gathering to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Magic Circle.


Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Black on White

The march of events during the last two hundred years as seen by some British cartoonists and caricaturists-from Hogarth to David Low.
Commentary spoken by Alistair Cooke.
A BBC documentary film produced in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Educational Television and Radio Centre of the United States
(Previously televised on November 28, 1954)


Score devised by: William Alwyn
Consultant: David Low
Narrator: Alistair Cooke
Director: John Read

: News

(sound only)

About this project

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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