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: County Cricket: The Battle of the Roses: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

Part of the last day's play at Headingley, Leeds.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Presented by: David Martin

: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

People Behind the Scene
Polly Elwes interviews a train chef.

Private View
Stained-glass windows: Joan Rodker and Geoffrey Clarke

Time and Again
A short story told by James Drake.

Beauty News: Summer Afoot
Lisa Rayne

At the Piano
Tommy Wolf

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.


Interviewer (People Behind the Scene): Polly Elwes
Item presenter (Private View): Joan Rodker
Item presenter (Private View): Geoffrey Clarke
Storyteller (Time and Again): James Drake
Item presenter (Beauty News): Lisa Rayne
Pianist: Tommy Wolf
Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC television film)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

County Cricket: Yorkshire v. Lancashire
A special commentary for children.

A play written for Children's Television by Jonquil Antony.
(Margaret Barton is appearing in 'The Spider's Web' at the Savoy Theatre; Willoughby Goddard is in 'The Power and the Glory' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Writer (Victoria): Jonquil Antony
Designer (Victoria): Richard Henry
Producer (Victoria): Joy Harington
Princess Alexandrina, later Queen Victoria: Margaret Barton
The Duchess of Kent, her mother: Selma Vaz Dias
Baroness Lehzen, her governess: Veronica Turleigh
The Duke of Sussex, her uncle: Willoughby Goddard
'Mr. Blackman,' his page: Sandy Allen
Lady Flora Hastings: Dorothy Primrose
Other parts played by: Frederick Kelsey
Other parts played by: Richard Walter
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe

: County Cricket: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

The result, followed by a summary by Peter West.
(to 18.10 app.)


Summariser: Peter West

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Life of Riley: Riley Steps Out

[Starring] William Bendix in the comedy film Riley Steps Out

Chester discovers that a propitiatory offering of flowers to his wife brings its own reward.


Chester A. Riley: William Bendix

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey! for the Billy Cotton Band Show
Featuring Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens and star guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Production: Brian Tesler

: Flame in the Forest

by Cyril J. Davey.
The scene is the lounge of the Bruces' missionary bungalow in Africa, at the present time.

At 8.45
The drums are beating in the African forest. The night is dark and full of foreboding. Somewhere there is the crackle of flame and the smell of burning wood as the terrorists set fire to the houses of the villagers who refuse to join them in their fight against the domination of the white man. But for Janet Bruce, the wife of missionary Peter Bruce, who has spent fifteen years teaching in Africa, the sounds do not bring so much a sense of fear as a feeling of sadness; sadness at the realisation that the work both she and her husband have been doing is being threatened by these outbursts of terrorism and defiance. But not all the white residents are able to take this charitable view of Africa-and indeed in Janet's neighbour, Christine Gould, there is nothing but bitter hatred for the country she is forced to live in, and which
she neither trusts nor to which she wishes to contribute anything.
Against this background, with racial and family conflicts brought into sharp focus by two African half-brothers who are as divided as the country itself, Cyril J. Davey, himself a Methodist clergy-man, has written a play that presents two aspects of a problem about which it would be difficult to remain either indifferent or complacent.
(Rowan Ayers)


Writer: Cyril J. Davey
Producer: John Nelson Burton
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Janet Bruce: Joyce Worsley
Christine Gould: Honor Blackman
Kwama: Errol John
Martin Gould: Edgar Wreford
Bunumbu: Dan Jackson

: We, the British: Are we in decline?: 5: Our Religious Faith

The fifth in the series by Christopher Mayhew M.P.
In this programme Christopher Mayhew discusses religious faith in this country today and questions whether it has declined over the past fifty years.
Comment: Bishop Wand
Lord David Cecil C.H., Professor of English Literature, Oxford University
C. A. Coulson F.R.S., Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University
Stuart Hampshire, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew M.P.
Speaker: Bishop Wand
Speaker: Lord David Cecil
Speaker: C. A. Coulson
Speaker: Stuart Hampshire
Film Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Producer: Rex Moorfoot

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope takes you back to the days of the golden sovereign.
(The second of six programmes)
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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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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