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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Mother's Day Out

A programme illustrated by the British Transport film "A Day of One's Own" and including interviews with: Jane Madders and two members of the Family Club, Birmingham, Norah Phillips and eight members of the Everywoman Club, Pollards Hill, Mitcham, Surrey.
Introduced by Olive Shapley.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Interviewee: Jane Madders
Interviewee: Norah Phillips
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Children's Film Magazine
Showing recent items of interest and new events.

Barges and Bellows
Peter Kennedy goes aboard a Thames barge and introduces some of the people and music he meets in his rovings.

Our Chemistry Set: 3
Albert Royds show you chemistry from the garden.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Barges and Bellows): Peter Kennedy
Producer (Barges and Bellows): Richard West
Presenter (Our Chemistry Set): Albert Royds

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Abigail and Roger

Written and produced by Kevin Sheldon.
[Starring] Julie Webb and David Drummond as Abigail and Roger in a comedy series.


Writer/Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Abigail: Julie Webb
Roger: David Drummond
Clive: John Stone
Mrs. Moloch: Grace Denbeigh-Russell

: Sea and Ships: 1: Cape Horn

Alan Villiers discusses his films with Peter Scott.
Alan Villiers has been in sail since he was fifteen years old and commanded the last full-rigged ship to sail round Cape Horn.

In this first programme he talks to Peter Scott about some of his own films made rounding the Horn and aboard a square-rigged training ship.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See facing page


Presenter: Peter Scott
Interviewee/Filmmaker: Alan Villiers
Producer: Ian Curtis

: The Burns and Allen Show: George Becomes an Author

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film George Becomes an Author


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Summer Serenade

presents Peter Yorke and his Orchestra with Lizbeth Webb, Michael Holliday, Peter Darrell.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver.
See facing page


Musicians: Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
Singer: Lizbeth Webb
Singer: Michael Holliday
Dancer: Peter Darrell
Presenter: Anthony Oliver
Designer: Austin Springs
Choreography: Peter Darrell
Producer: Graeme Muir

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: Sportsview

(See top of page and page 7)

The stars of sport - cricket, soccer, boxing, athletics, table tennis, motor-racing, angling - step into the Arenascope spotlight tonight in a special edition of Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock

at 9.15 tonight


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Report from America: Farming in the United States

Produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph Harsch
Producer/director: Don Cash

: The Berliner Ensemble of Bertolt Brecht

In an interview with Benn Levy, the British playwright, and John Fernald, the theatre director and Principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Helene Weigel, Director of the Berliner Ensemble and wife of the late Bertolt Brecht, speaks of the work of this world-famous theatre group.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Interviewer: Benn Levy
Interviewer: John Fernald
Interviewee: Helene Weigel

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.

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