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: Motor Racing

from the British Automobile Racing Club's September Meeting at Goodwood
BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit this famous Sussex circuit.

2.0 The Madgwick Cup
5-lap race for sports cars (up to 1,100 c.c.)


Commentator: Robin Richards
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: National Swimming and Diving Championships

From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


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

: Motor Racing

from Goodwood
5-lap race for 500 c.c. racing cars

: National Swimming and Diving Championships

From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.

: Farnborough Air Display

(See above and page 5)

The world's greatest display of aircraft, from light-weight helicopters to supersonic fighters, giant air-liners, and bombers of the future.
Organised by the Society of British Aircraft Constructors
From the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, Hampshire
At 3.0


Commentator: Charles Gardner
Commentator: Oliver Stewart
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television

For Older Children
Cisco and the Iron Mask
The sheriff is captured by a murder-gang and imprisoned in an iron mask. Cisco releases the sheriff and by taking his place is able to trick the whole gang into surrender.

Bill Radford - Reporter: 3: Fire
by Ernest Dudley.
The third in a new series about the adventures of a small-town newspaper reporter.


Writer (Bill Radford - Reporter): Ernest Dudley
Producer (Bill Radford - Reporter): Pharic MacLaren
Film sequences photographed by (Bill Radford - Reporter): Peter Sargent
Bill Radford: Derek Waring
Charlie Legge: Ian Fleming
Susan Legge: Sylvia Bidmead
Arthur: Anthony Green
Inspector Harris: Edward Forsyth
Mrs. Hughes: Beatrice Varley
Willy Johnson: Christopher Sandford
Mr. Ramsay: Humphrey Morton
Man: Edwin Brown
Steward: Peter Doughty

: Today's Sport

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

7.25-7.30 Sport in the West
introduced by Tom Salmon
(Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons and Rowridge only)


Presenter (Today's Sport): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presenter (Sport in the West): Tom Salmon

: In Town Tonight

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


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan
Interviewer: John Ellison
Interviewer: Pauline Tooth
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bulten

: New Ramps for Old: 1: Hitched to a Star

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns with Harry Corbett and William Devlin

The action takes place in London.
Time, the present


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: John Nelson Burton
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Film Cameraman: Ken Higgins
J. Philimore Sparkes: Mervyn Johns
Kegworthy: Harry Corbett
Welsh: Colin Tapley
Det.-Sgt. Spence: Richard Hayter
Skeffington-Boothby: Charles Lloyd Pack
Dridell: William Devlin
Miss Twilby: Jennifer Browne
Barmaid: Margaret Ashcroft
Mr. Trotter: Roy Malcolm
Customer in bar: Bryan Kendrick
Financer: Peter Allenby
Financer: Peter Grisewood
Housewife: Diana Vernon
Housewife: Grace Webb
Housewife: Nelly Griffiths

: 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

: Tonight at Nine

Starring Vera Lynn
Joe Church, Comedy in the modern manner
Gina and Gerardo, America's unique dancing stylists
Chic Murray and Maidie, Television's new-style comedians
Eddie Rose and Marion, Sensational Continental jugglers
Lucy and Jack Penzes, First appearance on television
Bryan Johnson, The Keynotes, The Pamela Kail Dancers


Singer: Vera Lynn
Comedian: Eddie Rose
Dancers: Gina and Gerardo
Comedians: Chic Murray and Maidie
Jugglers: Eddie Rose and Marion
Performers: Lucy and Jack Penzes
Singer: Bryan Johnson
Singers: The Keynotes
Dancers: The Pamela Kail Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Choreography: Pamela Kail
Musical arrangements: Ted Astley
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Saturday-Night Out

See things happen! When they happen! Where they happen!
Join "The Man with the Mike" and Outside Broadcast cameras at Coney Beach, Porthcawl for "all the fun of the fair".
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Presented by: David J. Thomas
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Sports Round-Up

BBC Television's Saturday-night sports page.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

10.45-10.50 Welsh Sport
Introduced by Elwyn Bowen-Jones.
(Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons and Rowridge only)


Presenter (Sports Round-Up): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor (Sports Round-Up): Paul Fox
Director (Sports Round-Up): Alan Rees
Presenter (Welsh Sport): Elwyn Bowen-Jones

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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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