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: Greenwich Time Signal; The Burns and Allen Show: Bargain Day

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Farm Calendar

A film about farm life in Canada through the changing seasons of the year.
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

: Old King Cole

An excerpt from Tom Arnold and Emile Littler's pantomime.
From the Theatre Royal, Birmingham.
The Betty Fox Babes, The Royal Dancers
Theatre Royal Orchestra under the direction of Jack Walker


Producer: Tom Arnold
Producer: Emile Littler
Dancers: The Betty Fox Babes
Dancers: The Royal Dancers
Musicians: Theatre Royal Orchestra
[Orchestra] under the direction of: Jack Walker
Dialogue/lyrics/music: Phil Park
Decor: Edward Delany
Costumes designed by: Slade Lucas
Orchestrations: Bobby Howell
Orchestrations: Ronald Hanmer
Staged by: Pat Austin
Television presentation: Barrie Edgar
King Cole: Vic Oliver
Nemo, a gypsy: Sylvia Campbell
Aggie, the Queen: Harry Shiels
Court Visitors: Trio Rayros
Princess Melissa: Beryl Foley
Zara, Queen of the Gypsies: Margot Field
A Good Fairy: Vanda Vale
Lord Chamberlain: Humphrey Kent
Ballerina: Shirley Holmes
Court Jester: Ernie Brooks
Two Young Princes: Andy McFarlane
Two Young Princes: Robert Marlowe
Clown: Billy Sutton
A Court Official: Gordon Bellingham

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Dr. J. Bronowski, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Alan Bullock, Gwyn Thomas
Questions should be addressed to: "The Brains Trust", [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Producer: John Furness

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
Joan becomes a Wagner impresario.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Children's Television

David Kossoff as "Cabby" tells of further adventures with Bessie, his taxi that is different from any other taxi.

Children's International Newsreel

Space School: Part 2
by Gordon Ford.

Sunday at Six: "The heavens declare the glory of God"
A film journey to see the wonders of the universe beyond the Milky Way.

(to 18.05)


Cabby: David Kossoff
Writer (Space School): Gordon Ford
Producer (Space School): Kevin Sheldon
Designer (Space School): Gordon Roland
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Space Commodore Sir Hugh Sterling: John Stuart
Space Captain Michael O'Rorke, his pilot: Matthew Lane
Space Engineer Tubby Thompson,his navigator: Donald McCorkindale
Sam Scroop, his cook: Neil McCallum
Miss Osborne, Space schoolmistress: Julie Webb
Wallace Winter: Michael Maguire
Wilfred Winter: Meurig Jones
Winnie Winter: Ann Cooke
Humphrey Soames: David Drummond
Mrs Winter: Maud Long
Captain of the school: Anthony Toller

: This Is Your Life

Written by Gale Pedrick.
Eamonn Andrews says This Is Your Life to tonight's principal subject in a programme devised by Ralph Edwards.


Writer: Gale Pedrick
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Programme devised by: Ralph Edwards
Music: James Turner
[Music] conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Pygmalion

by Bernard Shaw.
[Presented by] Henry Sherek
See below and facing page

[Starring] Pat Kirkwood with Keith Michell and Charles Victor
At 8.15


Author: Bernard Shaw
Stage Presentation: Henry Sherek
Producer: Peter Potter
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Clara Eynsford Hill: Margaret Anderson
Mrs. Eynsford Hill: Avice Landone
Freddy Eynsford Hill: Tom Criddle
Eliza Doolittle: Pat Kirkwood
Colonel Pickering: Cyril Luckham
Bystander: Frank Royde
Professor Henry Higgins: Keith Michell
Sarcastic Bystander: Peter Cellier
Taxi Driver: Leslie Glazer
Mrs. Pearce: Beatrice Varley
Alfred Doolittle: Charles Victor
Mrs. Higgins: Gladys Boot
Parlour Maid: Susan Maryott

: Stranger than Fiction

Have you ever seen a room papered with postage stamps?
This film is the ninth in this series about the unusual and the curious.

: Music at Ten presents: Solomon

Impromptu in A flat...Schubert
Apassionata Sonata...Beethoven

See facing page


Pianist: Solomon
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Epilogue: Fact and Faith: 8

The Rev. J.R.W. Stott, Rector of All Souls, Langham Place, London, talks about life through death.
A film excerpt dealing with the life of the butterfly is taken from the Fact and Faith film "God of Creation".


Presenter: The Rev. J.R.W. Stott

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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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