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: Orient Express: The Diamond

A story about a jewel robbery.
[Starring] Francoise Rosay


[Actress]: Francoise Rosay

: Speed Special: Pony Racing

Trotting ponies compete in the first part of this contest of American-style harness horse-racing.
From Belle Vue Stadium, Manchester.

: Speed Special: Ponies, cycles, and midget cars

The trotting final followed by a pony gallop.
Speedway racing, side-car racing, and races to introduce the new midget J-litre speedway cars.
From Belle Vue Stadium, Manchester.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Alick Hayes
Arranged by: Bruce Booth
Arranged by: Johnnie Hoskins

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Classified Ad

In this week's film Andy runs into dental difficulties.

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip

Box of Tricks
with Geoffrey Robinson

Room for Music
with Steve Race

Jeremy Make-Believe
by Desmond O'Donovan

Rolf Harris with Willoughby

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Manipulation (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Voice (Mr. Turnip): Peter Hawkins
Script: Sheilah Ward
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Writer (Jeremy Make-Believe)/Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Albert: Peter Hawkins
Jeremy: Colin Gibson
Mr. Pumfrey: Victor Platt
Mr. Deering: James Drake
Mrs. Deering: Louise Gainsborough
Entertainer: Rolf Harris

: News; The Weather followed by Today's Sport

Presenting Stop-Press News and some of today's big sporting moments on film.

: 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
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Quatermass II: 2: The Mark

A new television serial in six parts by Nigel Kneale.


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Professor Bernard Quatermass: John Robinson
Paula, his daughter: Monica Grey
Dr. Leo Pugh, his chief assistant: Hugh Griffith
Captain John Dillon: John Stone
Vincent Broadhead: Rupert Davies
Fowler: Austin Trevor
Stenning: John Miller
Tramp: Wilfred Brambell
Inspector Clifford: Peter Carver
Dawson: Michael Brennan
Child: Sheila Martin
Mother: Nelly Griffiths
Thompson, a laboratory assistant: Michael Collins
Secretary: Diana Chesney
Head of Commission: O'Donovan Sheill
Member of Commission: Malcolm Watson
Member of Commission: Robert S. Young
Member of Commission: Bernard Dudley
Member of Commission: Michael Dunne
Member of Commission: Carl Lacey
Guard: Edwin Brown
Guard: Brian Moorehead
Guard: Dermot MacMahon

: Round the Bend

Jon Pertwee goes Round the Bend with Lupino Lane, Janik and Arnaut, Hans Soffer, Forbes Robinson, Derek Rosaire, Betty Kay's Pekinese Pets, Six Jon Pertwee Lovelies.
See page 6
(Forbes Robinson appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Comedian/Presenter: Jon Pertwee
Comedian: Lupino Lane
Dancers: Janik and Arnaut
Pianist: Hans Soffer
Bass: Forbes Robinson
Entertainer: Derek Rosaire [Derrick Rosaire]
Dog act: Betty Kay's Pekinese Pets
Dancers: Six Jon Pertwee Lovelies
Music specially composed by: Eric Spear
Choreography: Bert Stimmel
Script: Michael Pertwee
Script: David Climie
Additional material: Freddy Robertson
Additional material: Frank Driscoll
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: John Warrington

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with Robert Beatty 'The Man with the Mike'
See things happen! When they happen! Where they happen!
This week's programme presented by Derek Burrell-Davis


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Editor/Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis
Editor: Peter Webber

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on Your Screen Tonight
BBC Outside Broadcast and Sportsview Unit film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.


Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Valerie Best
Writer/producer: Harry Govan

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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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