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: Greenwich Time Signal; Johnny's Place

John Slater invites you to join him at "Johnny's Place".
(A BBC television film, previously shown on September 30, 1955)


Storyteller: John Slater

: Amos 'n' Andy: Kingfish Buys a Chair

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in a second showing of the film Kingfish Buys a Chair

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: The Friday Western: Tornado Range

For Older Children
This is a thrilling story set in the early days of the West. Eddie Dean and his horse, Copper, try to help some new settlers who are harried by a gang of outlaws. In an exciting finish Dean drives off the bad men, bringing peace to the West.
(to 18.00)

: 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

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Everything Happens to Me

Harry Green says Everything Happens to Me.


Storyteller: Harry Green
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Summer Showboat

An excerpt from George and Alfred Black's new summer show at the Palace Theatre, Blackpool.
Artists currently appearing include Albert Modley, Edna Savage, Hollander and Hart, Paulette and Renee, Mike and Bernie Winters, Twelve Mississippi Misses.
(By arrangement with the Blackpool Tower Company, Ltd.)


Comedian: Albert Modley
Singer: Edna Savage
Singers: Hollander and Hart
Trampolinists: Paulette and Renee
Comedians: Mike and Bernie Winters
Dancers: Twelve Mississippi Misses
Dance direction: John Davis
Orchestra under the direction of: Ivan Huckerby
Stage Producer: George Black
Stage Producer: Alfred Black
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson

: Home Town: Caernarvon

Hywel Davies visits this ancient and historic town in North Wales and introduces some of the people who live and work there.
From the Drill Hall, Caernarvon.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Film sequences: Len Newson
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Nom-De-Plume: 2: Portrait in a Mirror

by Francis Crowdy.
A series of half-hour plays about famous men and women who were known to the world by names other than their own.
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed only towards the end of the story.


Writer: Francis Crowdy
Director: Vivian A. Daniels
Designer: Norman James
Auctioneer: Roy Russell
Mrs. Hargreaves: Marian Spencer
Dr. Rosenbach: Sydney Arnold
The Rev. Dodgson: Barry Letts
Mr. Morton: Brian Charteris
Mrs. Winterbourne: Marjorie Forsyth
Canon Barton: Carl Bernard
Miss Barton: Elaine Usher
Miss Winterbourne: Valerie Smith
Miss Liddell: Pauline Drewett
The Rev. Duckworth: Eric Lander
Other parts played by: Peter Allenby
Other parts played by: John Baker
Other parts played by: Nicholas Bruce
Other parts played by: John Dunbar
Other parts played by: Scott Harrold
Other parts played by: Leslie Kyle
Other parts played by: Mary Steele

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers in the third programme of the present series attempt to throw some tight on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.
Viewers who have problems which they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: Shirley Abicair

with her zither.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Orchestra and Peter Knight Singers under the direction of: Sidney Bright
Singers: Peter Knight Singers
Scriptwriter and musical associate: William Lovelock
Presented by: Graeme Muir

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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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