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: Coventry Air Pageant

The first of three visits to Coventry Civic Aerodrome
The Royal Navy
Demonstrations by a formation of Sea-Hawks and a Dragonfly Helicopter.


Commentator: Charles Gardner
Presented by: David Martin

: Motor Racing: International 9-Hour Sports Car Race at Goodwood: The Start

Entries are confined to non-supercharged sports cars and the winner covers the greatest distance in the nine hours between 3 p.m. and midnight.
Race organised by the British Automobile Racing Club
See page 15


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden, with special accent on the dis-budding of indoor flowering chrysanthemums, and potting and planting of strawberries.


Gardener/presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: Coventry Air Pageant

The R.A.F.
Individual aerobatics by a D.H. Vampire
King's Cup Air Race
The start of the race for this coveted trophy.
See map on page 15

: Coventry Air Pageant

The final lap and the finish of the King's Cup Air Race
Andree Jan, the Helicopter Girl
The trapeze act with a difference
Start of the British Lockheed Trophy
International Aerobatic Competition


Trapeze artist: Andree Jan
Commentator: Charles Gardner
Presented by: David Martin

: Children's Television

with Peter Alan and his Band and guest artists.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 4: Bunter Forgot
A new series of plays for television by Frank Richards.


Musicians (Teatime): Peter Alan and his Band
Producer (Teatime): Dennis Robertson
Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Designer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Gordon Roland
Director (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Pharic MacLaren
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Joy Harington
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Johnny Bull: Colin Campbell
Frank Nugent: Peter Marden
Hurree Singh: Ronald Moodie
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr. Quelch: Raf de la Torre

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Presented by: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Mock Auction

If you bid-you lose!
A report on mock (or false) auction sales, at which unwary bidders are persuaded by spell-binding and glib promises to bid for "fabulous bargains".
A documentary programme.
Written and produced by Robert Barr.
First produced on July 16, 1954


Writer/producer: Robert Barr

: Saturday-Night Date

with Jill Day.
Introduced by Mary Parker.


Singer: Jill Day
Presenter: Mary Parker
Presented by: Josephine Douglas

: Variety Parade

with Bob Monkhouse, David Berglas, Maria Pavlou, Robert Earl, The Ragoldi Brothers, Billy Maxam, The Peter Glover Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
Variety Parade Orchestra
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Magician: David Berglas
Singer: Maria Pavlou
Singer: Robert Earl
Musical comedians: The Ragoldi Brothers
Comedian: Billy Maxam
Dancers: The Peter Glover Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction: Peter Glover
Musicians: Variety Parade Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Write to The Brains Trust

On Sunday September 4 at 4.30 p.m. the Television Brains Trust meet for the first of a regular weekly series of programmes.
Tonight viewers learn more about the programme and where to send questions for the Brains Trust to answer.

: Reginald Tate

in his own adaptation of Murder in Pimlico from Hangman's Clutch by Nigel Morland.


Author (Hangman's Clutch): Nigel Morland
Adapter (Murder in Pimlico): Reginald Tate
[Actor]: Reginald Tate

: News

(sound only)

: Motor Racing: International 9-Hour Sports Car Race

The Television Service is remaining on the air tonight from 11 until midnight so that car-racing enthusiasts can see the result of the 9-Hour Sports Car Race.
(to 0.00 app.)

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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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