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: John Slater

with a story of his own.


Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Amos 'n' Andy: Society Party

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Society Party

: 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
(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

To the Top of Snowdon
A BBC telerecording of the visit to Snowdon in the 'Saturday-Night Out' series of programmes on February 4.

The Barber and the Donkey
A comic tale of old Baghdad by C. E. Webber.


Commentator (To the Top of Snowdon): Robert Beatty
Commentator (To the Top of Snowdon): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Writer (The Barber and the Donkey): C. E. Webber
Producer (The Barber and the Donkey): Rex Tucker
The Barber: Hugh David
The Woodman: James Sharkey
The Donkey: Peter Diamond
The Caliph of Baghdad: Laurence Hardy
His Vizier: Bruno Barnabe
Slave: Angela Malik
Customer: Benn Simons

: Tele-Newyddion

Detholiad o ffilmiau o ddigwydd-Iadau yng Nghymru yn ystod yr wythnosau a aeth heibio
(Television Welsh News)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.15)


Unknown: Iadau Yng Nghymru

: Highlight

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


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.

: Edinburgh Film Festival, 1956

For ten years film makers from all over the world have sent their best work to the International Film Festival of Edinburgh.
Ian Hunter, former Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Festival, introduces a selection from outstanding films that have been submitted from many nations.


Presenter: Ian Hunter
Presented by: Peggy Miller
Presented by: Gilchrist Calder

: Kay Cavendish

with her piano.


Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Presented by: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Nom-De-Plume: 13: A Rough Diamond

by Richard Wade.
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: Richard Wade
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Gordon Roland
Barnet Isaacs: Donald Morley
Barman: David Lander
First Digger: Edward Higgins
Second Digger: Patrick Maynard
Third Digger: Arthur Lawrence
Harry Isaacs: Lewis Wilson
Cecil Rhodes: John Saunders
Fanny: Gina Bon
Solly Joel: Gerald Blake
Alfred Beit: Jan Conrad
Afrikaaner: David Lander
Englishman: Robert Raglan
Doctor: Frank Forsythe

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
with Sidney James, Irene Handl, Reginald Beckwith
Orchestra directed by Bob Sharples with the Coronets


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Orchestra directed by: Bob Sharples
Singers: The Coronets
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Miss Medworthy: Irene Handl
Mr. Witherspoon: Reginald Beckwith

: A Question of Science

You are invited to ask A Question of Science.
A panel of scientists in the studio give their answers with experiments, demonstrations, and films.
Questions on post-cards should be addressed to: 'A Question of Science', [address removed]


Producer: F. R. Elwell

: News

: Spy-Counter-Spy

Bernard Newman talks about espionage training with Richard Pasco and David Rich.
(A BBC telerecording)
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Bernard Newman
Producer: Timothy Brinton
[Actor]: Richard Pasco
[Actor]: David Rich

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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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