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: Information Desk

Viewers' Queries Answered
At the desk, Nan Winton and Peter Haigh
Introducing Elkan Allan's "Odd World".


Presenter: Nan Winton
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter (Odd World): Elkan Allan
Devised by: George Campey
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Book Bag

by Elizabeth London.


Presenter: Elizabeth London

: Bob and Alf Pearson

with a new idea of songs written by you and sung by this popular couple.


Singer: Bob Pearson
Singer: Alf Pearson
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Film Time

This film presents extracts from some of Greta Garbo's films, including: "Queen Christina", "Marie Walewska", "Ninotchka", "Anna Karenina" and "Camille".
Scenes introduced by George Cukor.

Disneyland: Monsters of the Deep
Walt Disney talks of legends of deep-sea monsters and introduces the giant squid, which is featured in his picture "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".
Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre are seen in some excerpts from this film.


Actress (Garbo): Greta Garbo
Presenter (Garbo): George Cukor
Film Editor (Garbo): James Pople
Presented by (Garbo): Daphne Turrell
Presenter (Disneyland): Walt Disney

: Children's Television: The Friday Western - Rustlers Valley

For Older Children

Hopalong Cassidy foils the plan of a rascally lawyer who tries to force a ranch owner to sell his land.

(to 18.00)

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for the things you would like to see on your television screen.
Special investigators: Pauline and Larry Forrester


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Brian Tesler
Director: Harry Carlisle

: Meet Jeanne Heal

and personalities who discuss with her a topic of her choice.


Presenter/interviewer: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Club Time: Inventors' Club

A Friday evening date for enthusiasts bringing them news, views, and expert information on their particular subject.

A selection of the inventions received by the Club are demonstrated by Geoffrey Boumphrey and John Gilbert.
Inventors' Club' is organised by Leslie Hardern to whom all correspondence should be addressed: c/o [address removed]


Demonstrator: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Demonstrator: John Gilbert
Producer: James McCloy
Organised by/presenter: Leslie Hardern

: It's Magic

[Presented by] Richard Murdoch
A miscellany of mystery with Garvan, Maskar and a panel of guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: Richard Murdoch
Entertainer: Garvan
Magician: Maskar
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Christian Forum

Questions of faith and conduct put by members of the sixth form of Bristol Grammar School are discussed by: The Abbot of Downside, Dr. Donald Soper, Viscount Hailsham.
Question-Master, Alan Gibson
From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Panellist: The Abbot of Downside [name uncredited]
Panellist: Dr. Donald Soper
Panellist: Viscount Hailsham
Question-Master: Alan Gibson

: News

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Music Lovers

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
George strongly resists the idea of going to the opera-but circumstances are against him.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Weekend Ahead

Warning All Drivers
A short film which shows how the A.A. compiles its road weather charts.

: Facts and Figures

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Leonard Miall
Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

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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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