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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents "Hopscotch"
Introduced by Jeremy Hawk.
With Devel and Partner, Gordon and Colville, Les and Len Rogers, Marguerite and Charles and Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall.
(Jeremy Hawk is appearing in "Paris by Night" at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London; Bert Hayes is at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Hopscotch): Jeremy Hawk
Entertainers (Hopscotch): Devel and Partner
Comedians (Hopscotch): Gordon and Colville
Xylophonists (Hopscotch): Les and Len Rogers
Entertainers (Hopscotch): Marguerite and Charles
Ventriloquist (Hopscotch): Terry Hall
Music (Hopscotch): The Bert Hayes Trio
Producer (Hopscotch): Johnny Downes

: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party: Neighbours

Introducing The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler C.H., M.P., Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons
and the Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, M.P., Minister of Housing and Local Government
(A film prepared by the Conservative Central Office)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys

: The Grove Family: The Prescription

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Mr. Reed: Frederick Treves
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Mr. Barrington: John Schlesinger

: Look: Slimbridge This Evening

A series of wild life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.

Television Outside Broadcast cameras are in the grounds of the Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge and stationed by the pond in front of Peter Scott's home. Viewers may watch with him the ducks and geese, as he might see them on any evening in early May.
Peter Scott writes on page 5


Presenter: Peter Scott
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: The Burns and Allen Show: Marital Mix-up

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Marital Mix-up


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Nat's in the Belfry

Starring Nat Jackley with Marianne Lincoln, Sonny Willis, Jimmy Lee, Margo Barry,
Alan Page, The Duo Russmar, The Television Toppers, Harold Collins and his Concert Orchestra.


Comedian: Nat Jackley
[Actress]: Marianne Lincoln
[Actor]: Sonny Willis
Comedian: Jimmy Lee
[Actress]: Margo Barry
[Actor]: Alan Page
Acrobatics: The Duo Russmar
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Harold Collins and his Concert Orchestra
Dances directed by: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Richard Alton

: Association Football: England v. Brazil

A BBC telerecording of highlights of today's international match, played at the Empire Stadium, Wembley.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Report from America: State University

A topical series of films about the United States.
Produced and directed for the BBC and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph Harsch
Producer/director: Don Cash

: Music in View

Sidney Harrison takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Sidney Harrison

: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party: Town Meeting of the Air

Chairman, George Darling, M.P.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 8.40 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Chairman: George Darling

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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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