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: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The Australians

Last day's play at Worcester.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented by: David Martin

: Racing at Newmarket

The 1.000 Guineas, second of the season's Classic races, will be televised on the final day of the first Spring Meeting

: Racing at Newmarket: The 1,000 Guineas

over one mile
Commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Clive Graham to identify the horses and jockeys in the parade ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Racing at Newmarket

4.20 The Free Handicap over one-and-a-half miles

: Children's Television

The Friday Western: Diablo Pass
A gang of outlaws is engaged in attacking the covered wagons. Things are desperate until the Range Rider comes to the scene.

The Prince and the Pauper: 5: Prison
by Mark Twain
Adapted by Rhoda Power
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 18, 1955)

(to 18.00)


Author (The Prince and the Pauper): Mark Twain
Adapted by (The Prince and the Pauper): Rhoda Power
Producer (The Prince and the Pauper): Dorothea Brooking
Film sequences by (The Prince and the Pauper): David Prosser
Film sequences by (The Prince and the Pauper): Robin Still
Edited by (The Prince and the Pauper): John Pullen
Edward VI: Tegid Wyn Jones
Tom Canty: Dwyryd Wyn Jones
Miles Hendon: Alan Edwards
Gaoler: Michael Peake
Old Man: Frederick Victor
Woman Prisoner: Delia Paton
Youth: David Spencer
Lord Hertford: James Raglan
Lord St John: Seymour Green
Mistress Canty: Vera Cook
Nan: Eira Griffiths
Three Townsmen: John Baker
Three Townsmen: Howell Davies
Three Townsmen: Peter Grisewood

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General Summary; Sports News; The Weather

: Highlight

Events, comment, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Meet Jeanne Heal

Every fortnight, in a topic of her choice, Jeanne Heal talks with visitors to the studio.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for the things you would like to see on your television screen.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: George Clouston
Special Investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special Investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure

Dr. Hans Hass and his wife Lotte present the fifth of six films shot during their explorations below the sea. This programme covers the fascinating story of coral.


Presenter/filmmaker: Dr. Hans Hass
Presenter/filmmaker: Lotte Hass
Scriptwriter: Roy Cole
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Judge for Yourself: 5: Enticement

Written by Ernest Dudley and Donn Russell.
Ernest Dudley introduces the fifth in the third series of imaginary court cases in which the verdict rests with you, the jury.


Presenter/Writer: Ernest Dudley
Writer: Donn Russell
Devised by: D. Gideon Thomson
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Dreamtime with Barbara

presenting Barbara Lyon with Bruce McClure, Carole Keith, Robert Marlowe, The Reg Owen Orchestra and the Dreamers.


Singer: Barbara Lyon
Dancer: Bruce McClure
Performer: Carole Keith
Dancer: Robert Marlowe
Musicians: The Reg Owen Orchestra
Performers: The Dreamers
Script: Bob Block
Producer: Russell Turner

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presented by: Huw Wheldon

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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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