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: Lawn Tennis

The Davis Cup (Third Round): Great Britain v. Chile
From Bristol Lawn Tennis Club.

Surrey Grass Court Championships
From Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. France

A visit to Smethwick Baths, Birmingham, to see highlights from this international swimming competition.


Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented by: Philip Lewis

: Lawn Tennis

The Davis Cup
From Bristol Lawn Tennis Club.

Surrey Grass Court Championships
From Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club.


Presented for television by: Ivan Gilman

: Children's Television

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(Phil Tate appears by permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)

The Appleyards: 5: Double Pass
by Mary Campden.


Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Producer (Jack-in-the-Box): John Hunter Blair
Writer (The Appleyards): Mary Campden
Designer (The Appleyards): Douglas Smith
Director (The Appleyards): Dennis Robertson
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Margaret Appleyard: Carole Olver
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Hazel Foster: Barbara Brown
Mr. Spiller: C.B. Poultney

: Lawn Tennis

The Davis Cup
From Bristol Lawn Tennis Club.

Surrey Grass Court Championships
From Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club.

(to 18.35 app.)

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

followed by The Weather

: Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight.
(Simultaneous broadcast with all Home Services except Welsh)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Interviewer: Peter Madren
Interviewer: Pauline Tooth
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Saturday-Night Out Goes Mountaineering

Come with "The Man with the Mike"
See things happen!, As they happen!, Where they happen!
See page 7


Presented by: Dafydd Gruffydd
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Charlie Chester Show

from the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.
Starring Charlie Chester with The Hedley Ward Trio, The Two Hermane, Eric Carnell-Grier, Len Lowe, Edna Fryer, Lisbeth Lennon, Marian Miller, John Cartier, Bernard Bedford, Norman McGlen, The Leslie Roberts Girls, The George Mitchell Singers, Patti Carol, Carol Monk.
BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Arthur Anton


Comedian/Acript: Charlie Chester
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Performer: The Two Hermane
[Actor]: Eric Carnell-Grier
Comedian: Len Lowe
[Actress]: Edna Fryer
[Actress]: Lisbeth Lennon
Singer: Marian Miller
[Actor]: John Cartier
Singer: Bernard Bedford
[Actor]: Norman McGlen
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Girls
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[Actress]: Patti Carol
[Actress]: Carol Monk
Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Arthur Anton
Designer: Jack Notman
Dances directed by: Leslie Roberts
Script: Bernard Botting
Script: Charlie Hart
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Tall Headlines

A feature film directed by Terence Young.
[Starring] Flora Robson, Mai Zetterling, Michael Denison and Dennis Price

One morning as the hands of a kitchen clock reached eight the entire outlook of a suburban family was suddenly and drastically altered and a nightmare began to creep into their waking lives.
Followed by News Summary; The Weather and Close Down


Director: Terence Young
George Rackham: Andre Morell
Mary Rackham: Flora Robson
Philip Rackham: Michael Denison
Frankie Rackham: Jane Hylton
Uncle Ted: Mervyn Johns
Maurice Fletcher: Dennis Price
Police Inspector (Putney): Hugh Dempster
Doris Rickardson: Mai Zetterling
Police Inspector: Naunton Wayne

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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