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: John Slater

with a story of his own.


Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Amos 'n' Andy: Engagement Ring

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in a second showing of the film Engagement Ring

: 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 and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

A Glassful of Oxygen
Dr. Din, a research chemist, shows you some of the things that can be done with liquid oxygen.

African Scene
Marjorie Juta tells you more about her country, with illustrations on film.

Extra Item
by Frederick H. Wiseman.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (A Glassful of Oxygen): Dr. Din
Presenter (African Scene): Marjorie Juta
Writer (Extra Item): Frederick H. Wiseman
Producer (Extra Item): Barbara Hammond
Barry Green: Melvyn Hayes
David Horton: Anthony Green
Celia Green: Christine Stirling
Mr Wright: Michael Corcoran
Mrs Wright: Sally Travers
Pa Robinson: Campbell Gray
Jim Robinson: Peter Scott
Customs Officer: Shay Gorman
Others taking part: Patrick Duggan
Others taking part: June Grant
Others taking part: Mitchell Christopher

: News; Sports News; Newsreel

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: 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.

: National Swimming and Diving Championships

From the Derby Baths, Blackpool where the Amateur Swimming Association National Championships, the last major event before the selection of the Olympic team, are taking place.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: John Webb
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Meet Lorrae Desmond

with a guest or two and Norman Percival and his Music.


Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Musicians: Norman Percival and his Music
Presented by: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Nom-De-Plume: 16: The Counting-House Clerk

by Michael Voysey.
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: Michael Voysey
Producer: Lyon Todd
Designer: Gordon Roland
Young man: Edgar Wreford
Ann Simmons: Ann Sears
Mrs Field: Una Venning
Bridget: Valerie White
Mr Simmons: John Dunbar
Mrs Simmons: Barbara Ogilvie
Father: Eric Messiter
Mother: Jane Henderson
John: Robert Stephens
Coleridge: Michael Collins
Kitty: Avril Wheatley
Coroner: Douglas Storm
Hazlitt: Robert Rietty
Sarah: Shirley Thieman
Fanny: Carol Marsh
Theatre manager: Alexander Field

: I Know What I Like

Gilbert Harding says I Know What I Like.
Thirty minutes of the type of entertainment that gives him pleasure.


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: F. R. Elwell

: News

: Movie Museum: A Squaw's Love

An early Sennett production, with Mabel Normand as the daughter of a Red Indian chief who elopes with a young brave.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Wild Flower: Mabel Normand

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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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