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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

Woman at the Wheel: Getting ready for the Test

See How They Run: Beauty Business

Silver Wedding
Congratulations to our anniversary couple.

Consulting Room
How you can help your doctor.

What Am I Bid?
Do's and don'ts at auction sales, by Beryl Lee Booker.

Music for the Piano
played by Joseph Cooper.


Item presenter (What Am I Bid?): Beryl Lee Booker
Pianist (Music for the Piano): Joseph Cooper
Producer: Marie Bingham

: 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

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Jade Blade

A detective film.
[Starring] Bruce Seton


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: The Michaels in Africa: Bringing Them Back Alive

This film tells how George Michael captures a lioness that has been responsible for the deaths of three Africans and forty head of cattle.
Commentary written by James Leasor


Subject/Producer: George Michael
Writer: James Leasor

: Children's Television

The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine: 1: Not a Sausage
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Holidays Abroad
Elizabeth Delmore introduces some children who tell you of their holiday adventures in different parts of the world.

Junior Sportsview
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Who is your choice as the outstanding sports boy and girl of the year? In this special edition of the regular Wednesday-night programme you are asked to decide. Sports films and a panel of sports writers recall some of 1955's junior sports stars.
The Panel: Robert Findlay, W. J. Hicks, Pat Reekie, Peter Wilson
Produced by Dennis Monger with the J. Arthur Rank Screen Services Mobile Unit
From the National Schoolboys' Own Exhibition, Horticultural Hall, Westminster.

(to 18.00)


Script (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Sheila Russell
Puppetry (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Cameron Hall
Animations (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Puppets made by (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Programme devised by (The New Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (Holidays Abroad): Elizabeth Delmore
Presenter (Junior Sportsview): Peter Dimmock
Panellist (Junior Sportsview): Robert Findlay
Panellist (Junior Sportsview): W. J. Hicks
Panellist (Junior Sportsview): Pat Reekie
Panellist (Junior Sportsview): Peter Wilson
Programme editor (Junior Sportsview): Paul Fox
Producer (Junior Sportsview): Dennis Monger

: 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
Another film in this series based on the true-life adventures of Herbert Philbrick, who for nine years in America led three lives -average citizen, high-level member of the Communist Party, and counter-spy for the F.B.I.
This week's story concerns underground activity in an American college.


Herbert Philbrick: Richard Carlson

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
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.
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

: Hit Parade

presenting a selection of the songs that have won their way into the best-seller list brought to you by: Petula Clark, Dennis Lotis, Jean Campbell, Jimmy Thompson,
The Kentones, Gillian Lynne, April Olrich, Terence Theobald, Denny Bettis, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.


Singer: Petula Clark
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Jean Campbell
Singer: Jimmy Thompson
Singers: The Kentones
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Dancer: April Olrich
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Dancer: Denny Bettis
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Musical director: Stanley Black
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Francis Essex

: Everything Happens to Me

Harry Green says Everything Happens to Me


Storyteller: Harry Green
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Television Dancing Club

from the Carlton Ballroom, Maida Vale.
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra with Bob Burgess and Jeanette Wilson, Bernard Knight and Mollie McKenzie, Dimitri Petrides and Nina Hunt, The Constance Grant Formation Team.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Bemil Twiggs and the Maurice Jay Formation Dancers.
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Bob Burgess
Dancer: Jeanette Wilson
Dancer: Bernard Knight
Dancer: Mollie McKenzie
Dancer: Dimitri Petrides
Dancer: Nina Hunt
Formation dancers: The Constance Grant Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Bemil Twiggs
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

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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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