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: Greenwich Time Signal; The Burns and Allen Show: Jury Duty

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Jury Duty


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Talk of Many Things

Richard Attenborough and his guests Talk of Many Things.
An informal discussion of people, places, and events between friends who have been invited to drop in after lunch.


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Research: Ken Smith
Director: Russell Turner
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Concert Hour

Scottish National Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Matthews)
Conductor, Karl Rankl
Nina Milkina (piano)
Introduced by Cedric Thorpe Davie.


Musicians: Scottish National Orchestra
Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conductor: Karl Rankl
Pianist: Nina Milkina
Presenter: Cedric Thorpe Davie
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are Walter James, Martin Rosenhead, Margaret Jenkins,
Peter Brooke.
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: "The Brains Trust", [address removed]


Panellist: Walter James
Panellist: Martin Rosenhead
Panellist: Margaret Jenkins
Question-Master: Peter Brooke
Producer: John Furness

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Children's Television

The Red Lion
A story by Marjorie Perraton.
Told by Mary Clare.

Children's International Newsreel

Jesus of Nazareth: Part 5
Written and produced by Joy Harington.
A cycle of eight plays on the life of Our Lord.

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Red Lion): Marjorie Perraton
Storyteller (The Red Lion): Mary Clare
Writer/producer (Jesus of Nazareth): Joy Harington
Narrator (Jesus of Nazareth): John Glen
Religious adviser (Jesus of Nazareth): Robert C. Walton
Designer (Jesus of Nazareth): Richard Henry
Film cameraman (Jesus of Nazareth): Peter Sargent
Film editor (Jesus of Nazareth): John Pullen
Jesus: Tom Fleming
Simon Peter: Powys Thomas
James: Richard Grant
John: Michael Bryant
Thomas: John Dunbar
Matthew: Robert Gillespie
Philip: Philip Guard
Andrew: John Glen
Little Boy: Kevin Kelly
Judas: Anthony Jacobs
Nathaniel Bartholomew: Harry Dickson
Simon Zealot: Jack Stewart
James Alphaus: John Baker
Thaddeus: Alan Rolfe
A father: John Franklyn
Boy: Jonathan Swift
A Soldier: David Spenser

: This is Your Life

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


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Writer: Gale Pedrick
Music: James Turner
Conductor: George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Ivor Novello Awards

for outstanding contributions to British Popular Music.
From the stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
Judges: George Black, Carole Carr, Henry Hall, Jack Payne, Oscar Preuss, Eric Robinson, Christopher Stone
Programme presented in conjunction with the Songwriter's Guild of Great Britain


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Judge: George Black
Judge: Carole Carr
Judge: Henry Hall
Judge: Jack Payne
Judge: Oscar Preuss
Judge: Eric Robinson
Judge: Christopher Stone
Dance director: Hazel Gee
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Orchestra director: Geraldo
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The Mayerling Affair

Henry Sherek presents..
A television version of a new play by R.F. Delderfield.
[Starring] Mai Zetterling and Keith Michell
Epilogue by Heinrich Heine, translated by Humbert Wolfe, and spoken by Michael Hordern.
The action takes place between November 1888 and January 1889 in Rudolf's apartment in the Hofburg, the imperial residence in Vienna, and at Mayerling, his hunting lodge twenty miles from Vienna.
(Keith Michell appears by courtesy of London Films Ltd.)


Writer: R. F. Delderfield
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Epilogue: Heinrich Heine
[Epilogue] translated by: Humbert Wolfe
[Epilogue] spoken by: Michael Hordern
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Maurice Szeps, Editor-Proprietor of the Wiener Tageblatt: Rupert Davies
Johann Loschek, valet to Crown Prince Rudolf: Cyril Shaps
Stephanie, Crown Princess of Austria-Hungary: Beryl Baxter
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary: Keith Michell
Bratfisch, a Viennese cab driver: Charles Victor
Countess Larisch, cousin of Crown Prince Rudolf: Sonia Dresdel
Baroness Mary Vetsera: Mai Zetterling
Agnes, Maid of Baroness Mary Vetsera: Diana Blackwood
Archduke Johann Salvator: Anthony Dawson
Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria-Hungary: Andre van Gyseghem
Elizabeth, Empress of Austria-Hungary: Margaretta Scott

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by Hugh Redwood.


Conductor: Hugh Redwood

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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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