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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Your Child's Dancing
Felicity Gray

Spring Clothes for the Teenage Child
Margaret Douglas

My Child Wants a Job in Industry
Alec Rodger, Director of Vocational Guidance, Birkbeck College, London, discusses opportunities; Sir Ronald Nesbitt-Hawes, a leading industrial educationalist, talks to an apprentice engineer.

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Talk it Over
Introduced and arranged by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Item presenter (Your Child's Dancing): Felicity Gray
Item presenter (Spring Clothes for the Teenage Child): Margaret Douglas
Item presenter (My Child Wants a Job in Industry): Alec Rodger
Interviewer (My Child Wants a Job in Industry): Sir Ronald Nesbitt-Hawes
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter/Arranged by (Talk it Over): The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: Songs for You

Lester Ferguson brings "Songs for You" with Albert Marland at the piano.


Singer: Lester Ferguson
Pianist: Albert Marland
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

: Out of Town

David Martin invites you to meet personalities from different walks of life.
From the BBC's Birmingham studios.


Presenter: David Martin

: Children's Television

Children's International Newsreel

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Crackerjack
[Presented by] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, The Vadios, "Mr. Grumble", Eddie Mendoza and his Band and "Double or Drop".
(Eddie Mendoza is appearing at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Acrobats (Crackerjack): The Vadios
Mr. Grumble (Crackerjack): Joe Baker Sr.
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Comedy Script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: Leaving Home: Part 2

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Jean Macfarlane: Edwina Randell
Clarence Marsh: Michael Ward
Mr. Reed: Frederick Treeves
Jim: Manville Tarrant

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: More Contrary

featuring Guest star, Doretta Morrow, Michael Holliday, Kitza Kazacos, Mary O'Hara, The Lyndons, Raymond and his Models, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers, Ray Martin and his Orchestra.
Introduced by Dorothy Campbell.
See page 4


Presenter: Dorothy Campbell
Guest star: Doretta Morrow
Singer: Michael Holliday
Singer: Kitza Kazacos
Harpist: Mary O'Hara
Performers: The Lyndons
Performers: Raymond and his Models
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

: Look: Red Deer

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.

G. Kenneth Whitehead shows sequences from a film he took with Hugh Howorth in England and Scotland of red deer, the largest wild land animal in the British Isles.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker: G. Kenneth Whitehead
Filmmaker: Hugh Howorth
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: Report from America: Roads and Traffic

The first of a topical series of programmes about the United States of America.
Film produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph C. Harsch
Film producer/director: Don Cash

: Short Story

written and told by James MacTaggart.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer/storyteller: James MacTaggart

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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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