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: Greenwich Time Signal; Information Desk

Viewers' Queries Answered
At the desks: Nan Winton and Peter Haigh
also appearing Charles Pennethorne Hughes and Elkan Allan.


Presenter: Nan Winton
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Co-presenter: Charles Pennethorne Hughes
Co-presenter: Elkan Allan
Devised by: George Campey
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Book Bag

by Cherry Hunter.


Presenter: Cherry Hunter

: Natalia Karp

The celebrated Polish pianist gives a short recital.


Pianist: Natalia Karp
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

Cockleshell Heroes
A programme on film that reconstructs the wartime exploit of Royal Marines carried out by Col. H. G. Hasler D.S.O. O.B.E., and ex-Marine W. E. Sparks, D.S.M., for the destruction of enemy shipping in the River Garonne.
The programme includes scenes from the Warwick Film 'Cockleshell Heroes', for Columbia Pictures, inspired by the deeds of Col. Hasler and Marine Sparks which are re-enacted in the film by Jose Ferrer and Trevor Howard; and scenes at the Empire Theatre premiere on November 16 when His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and Admiral Earl Mountbatten met the two survivors of the adventure.

Disneyland: A Story of Dogs
Walt Disney appears in this film and takes viewers behind the scenes in the making of his latest production 'Lady and the Tramp'.


Major Stringer (Scenes from the film Cockleshell Heroes): Jose Ferrer
Captain Thompson (Scenes from the film Cockleshell Heroes): Trevor Howard
Compiled by (Cockleshell Heroes): Euan Lloyd
Presenter (Disneyland): Walt Disney

: Children's Television

For Older Children: The Friday Western: The Golden Peso
starring the Range Rider and Dick Jones.
While the Range Rider is talking with an old prospector a shot is fired through a window and the prospector is killed. Range Rider is accused and thrown into jail, but he escapes, and with the help of Dick Jones he unmasks a gang of goldmine robbers and clears himself of the charge.

Brother Ass and Brother Lion
by Barbara Willard.
Adapted for television and produced by Dorothea Brooking.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 8)

(to 18.00)


Author (Brother Ass and Brother Lion): Barbara Willard
Adapted by/Producer (Brother Ass and Brother Lion): Dorothea Brooking
Music composed by (Brother Ass and Brother Lion): James Hartley
The Father Prior (St. Jerome): James Raglan
Brother Andrew (a clerk): Seymour Green
Brother Damon (the herdsman): Robert Rietty
Brother Timotheus (the cook): Cameron Hall
Brother Simeon: David Garth
Brother Paul: Hugh Dickson
The Lion: Don Tasker
The Donkey: Redvers Kyle
Benjamin (a merchant): Raymond Rollett
Ebenezer (another merchant): Douglas Hayes

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: 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 directed by: 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: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Club Time: Gardening Club

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

Percy Thrower meets members of the Rhyl and District Horticultural Society and discusses with them soil problems, pruning of fruit trees, planting of blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes, and the care of chrysanthemums after flowering.
Sheila Macqueen demonstrates simple but effective floral decorations for Christmas.


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Presenter/florist: Sheila MacQueen
Producer: John Furness

: It's Magic

David Nixon presents It's Magic
A miscellany of mystery with Charles Carts, George Grimmond and a panel of guests to see fair play.
From the BBC's studios in Bristol


Presenter: David Nixon
Magician: Charles Carts
Magician: George Grimmond
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: The Burns and Allen Show: A Visitor from London

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen

A visitor from London's theatre world comes to discuss a script with George. Gracie's efforts to be helpful lead once more to complete confusion.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

About this project

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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