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: War in the Air: 5: Desert Air Force

A series of BBC Television films telling the history of air power in the past twenty years.

An account of the air defence of the Middle East, 1940 to 1943.
(Previously televised on Dec. 6, 1954)

: Royal Windsor Horse Show: Ladies' Open Jumping


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Bill Allenby
Television presentation: Bill Duncalf

: Children's Television

For Older Children: The Cisco Kid
with Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo.

Filming in Africa
Armand Denis and Michaela Denis on Filming in Africa
Another programme they have filmed specially for BBC Television.
(Previously shown on April 30)

(to 17.55)


The Cisco Kid: Duncan Renaldo
Pancho: Leo Carrillo
Presenter/filmmaker (Filming in Africa): Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker (Filming in Africa): Michaela Denis
Presented by (Filming in Africa): Alan Sleath

: The Grove Family: Lost, Stolen or Strayed

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Barrow boy: Kenneth Craig
Woman: Nancy Seabrooke

: Meet the Commonwealth

A programme of people and personalities from the Dominions and Colonies of the British Commonwealth of Nations introduced by Mike Williams-Thompson.


Presenter: Mike Williams-Thompson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Film Profile

Stanley Kramer, producer and director of many American films, speaks about his career as a film maker and shows scenes from several of his pictures.
(By arrangement with United Artists Corporation, Ltd.)


Presenter: Stanley Kramer
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Royal Windsor Horse Show: Six Bars Open Jumping Competition

This competition takes place over six identical obstacles, the first at a height of 3ft. 6ins. and the sixth at 4ft. 9ins - each intervening obstacle increasing in height by 3 inches. The fences are raised by 3 inches for each round until a decision is reached.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Bill Allenby
Television presentation: Bill Duncalf

: Bath Festival

See column 4
(By arrangement with the Bath Festival Society and Harold Holt, Ltd.)
Bath, one of the loveliest cities in Britain, is perhaps the finest example of English architecture of the eighteenth century.
This year the Bath Festival is devoted in character to the arts of the eighteenth century, a fitting tribute to the golden age of the city.

: Science Review

A review of scientific films
Smokeless fuels from coal; new wine in old bottles; experiments in animal breeding.


Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

Miss Edith Pitt, O.B.E. Conservative candidate for Edgbaston
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.
(Sound only)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): Edith Pitt

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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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