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: The Bledisloe Trophy

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Dairy Show at Olympia to see the judging and presentation of this award which is given for teams of six cattle.

Presented by Peter Webber (with the J. Arthur Rank Screen Services Mobile Unit)


Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Presented by: Peter Webber

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Problems of Living

Olive Shapley and the 'Family Affairs' panel of experts discuss problems sent by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, The Rev. A. R. Johnston, James Hemming, Educational Psychologist, John Watson, Juvenile Court Magistrate


Chairman: Olive Shapley
Panellist: Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist: The Rev. A. R. Johnston
Panellist: James Hemming
Panellist: John Watson
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Design Review

Stephen Garrett examines some food containers for the kitchen, selected by the Council of Industrial Design.


Presenter: Stephen Garrett
Arranged by: Monica Sims
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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 Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Nottingham.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

: Bransby Williams

Further stories and sketches from his repertoire.


[Actor]: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

How Biddy Became a Pet
Written by Sorrel Carson and Reginald Long.
Sorrel Carson tells a story about her little hen Biddy.

BBC Children's Television Theatre
[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Tommy Elliott, Mr. Grumble, The Harry Parry Sextet and Double or Drop.
(Joe Baker and Jack Douglas are appearing at the Astor Club, London)

(to 18.00)


Storyteller/Writer (How Biddy Became a Pet): Sorrel Carson
Writer (How Biddy Became a Pet): Reginald Long
Presenter/Double or Drop devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Concertina player (Crackerjack): Tommy Elliott
Mr. Grumble: Joe Baker Sr. [uncredited]
Musicians (Crackerjack): The Harry Parry Sextet
Script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson-Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson-Smith

: The Grove Family: When We Were Young: Part 1

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Grandpa: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Emily: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Bobbie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Alma: Nancy Roberts
Madman: Emerton Court
Sergeant Knapp: Bernard Clifton

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces an hour of sport during which BBC Outside Broadcast cameras look in on international events around Britain.
Tonight's Special Item
Racing: The Cambridgeshire Stakes
BBC Sportsview Unit's film record of the race as it took place this afternoon at Newmarket.


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

: This is Show Business

Vic Oliver presents This is Showbusiness
(See top of page)

Featuring leading personalities of the entertainment world with Jewel and Warriss, Hugh Williams, Coral Browne, The Radio Revellers, Terry Hall, Joyce Blackham, The Five Speedacs, April Olrich, Veit Bethke, Victor Platt
The George Mitchell Singers
British Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Morley)
Assistant conductor, Philip Martell

(Joyce Blackham appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Vic Oliver
Comedians: Jewel and Warriss
Actor: Hugh Williams
Actress: Coral Browne
Singers: The Radio Revellers
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Performer: Joyce Blackham
Performers: The Five Speedacs
Performer: April Olrich
Performer: Veit Bethke
Performer: Victor Platt
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Leader: Reginald Morley
Assistant Conductor: Philip Martell
Script: Carey Edwards
Choreographer: Felicity Gray
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Look: Wild-Life in Trust

A series of wild-life programmes
Introduced by Peter Scott.

Mervyn Cowie, Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya, presents some sequences from a film made for him by Bernard Kunicki within the thousands of square miles of these parks.
He talks from first-hand experience about the animals seen in the film and discusses with Peter Scott the problems of maintaining a balance of nature in the African preserves.
From the BBC's West of England Television studio


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Mervyn Cowie
Filmmaker: Bernard Kunicki
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

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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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