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: Greenwich Time Signal; Look and Choose

Mainly for Women
An enquiry into sheets and pillow-cases conducted by Isobel Barnett in co-operation with the Household Textiles Association.

Come to Tea
with Elsie and Doris Waters who entertain people they would like you to meet.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Arranged by (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Entertainer (Come to Tea): Elsie Waters
Entertainer (Come to Tea): Doris Waters
Arranged by (Come to Tea): Dora Nirva
Presented by (Come to Tea): Patrick Harvey

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC telefilm)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Wynford Vaughan Thomas: "...And there was I..."

Wynford Vaughan Thomas recalls exciting moments from his life as a commentator.


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Orient Express: The Diamond

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.

Francoise Rosay in a story about a jewel robbery.


[Actress]: Francoise Rosay

: The Michaels in Africa: Carole in Khama's Country

A film of the personal adventures among the African wild animals of George and Marjorie Michael and their daughters Carole and June, whose home is in Pretoria.


Subject/producer: George Michael
Subject: Marjorie Michael
Commentary written by: James Leasor

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Prudence's Grand Christmas Pantomime: 1: The Sleeping Kitten
with Molly Blake.

China Journey
Denis Mathews shows you some films and pictures he took in China's capital, Peking.

A visit to the Christmas Party
Organised by the National Institute for the Deaf with The Two Robertis, Jimmy Rogers, Bruce Gordon, De-Vel and Shirle, Minnie and Sandy Sandford, Tom McCall (piano).
From the Seymour Hall, London.
(Sandy Sandford is appearing in "Family Fun" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)
See facing page

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (China Journey): Denis Mathews
Performers (A visit to the Christmas Party): The Two Robertis
Performer (A visit to the Christmas Party): Jimmy Rogers
Performer (A visit to the Christmas Party): Bruce Gordon
Performers (A visit to the Christmas Party): De-Vel and Shirle
Entertainers (A visit to the Christmas Party): Minnie and Sandy Sandford
Pianist (A visit to the Christmas Party): Tom McCall
Producer (A visit to the Christmas Party): Ursula Eason
Presented by (A visit to the Christmas Party): Peter Webber

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: I Led Three Lives

[Starring] Richard Carlson
The first film in a new series based on the true-life adventures of Herbert Philbrick, who as an agent of the F.B.I, also led the lives of an average citizen and high-level member of the Communist Party.
In this first film, Philbrick plays two parts in a story of trouble among railroad men.


Herbert Philbrick: Richard Carlson

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
with Isobel Barnett, Zoe Gail, Ben Lyon, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Zoe Gail
Panellist: Ben Lyon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors, using film and television cameras, focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces a special New Year edition of and Ian Carmichael conducts you on a light-hearted tour behind the scenes while the show is in progress.
Those taking part include Shirley Abicair, The Stargazers, Eric Robinson, Peter Haigh, Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers conducted by Stanley Black.


Presenter: Jack Payne
Co-presenter/Script: Ian Carmichael
Singer: Shirley Abicair
Singers: The Stargazers
Performer: Eric Robinson
Performer: Peter Haigh
Musicians: Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Script: Richard Waring
Script: Stewart Marshall
Script/producer: Francis Essex

: J. B. Priestley on books and authors

A new fortnightly series of programmes.


Presenter: J. B. Priestley

: Interregional Ballroom Dancing Contest

Finals of the Scotland v. North v. South.
From the Royal Ballroom, Tottenham.
(By arrangement with Mecca Dancing, Ltd.)
Introduced by Victor Silvester.
Demonstrations by Syd Perkin and Edna Duffield, June Tyrrell and Tony Tarver.

Nat Allen and his Band, Sydney Thompson and his Orchestra, The Peter Knight Singers
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Victor Silvester
Dancer: Syd Perkin
Dancer: Edna Duffield
Dancer: June Tyrrell
Dancer: Tony Tarver
Musicians: Nat Allen and his Band
Musicians: Sydney Thompson and his Orchestra
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Robin Scott

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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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