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: Amateur Basketball: Scotland v. England

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Kirkcaldy Ice Rink to see part of the first half and the whole of the second half of this international basketball match.


Commentator: Bill Bird
Commentator: Keith Mitchell

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is R.E. Price, who gives advice on garden design and shows what can be done with a small garden.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, shows varieties of orchids that the amateur can grow.
Percy Thrower deals with seasonal work, including the protection of delphiniums from slugs.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: R.E. Price
Speaker: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Stranger than Fiction

A film about mysterious and unusual places and things that you can see in Great Britain.

: Children's Television presents..

Frontier Justice
[Starring] The Cisco Kid
A lawless town, a trial for murder, an attempted jail break, and a desperate chase across the rocky Mesa. Such is the background against which Cisco and Pancho fight one of their toughest duels. As bad men battle for their lives in a deserted gold mine the leader gets away. Can Cisco bring him to justice or has the bandit finally met his match?

4.55 Fun Book
Sandy Sandford invites you to meet his young friends in the studio with John Madin at the electric organ.
Sandy tells you how you may win a chance to take part in a later edition.

5.15 Potts, Gangbuster: 1: Double Identity
by Desmond O'Donovan and Ingram D'Abbes.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq


Presenter (Fun Book): Sandy Sandford
Organist (Fun Book): John Madin
Presented by (Fun Book): Gerald Wiltshire
Writer/Producer (Potts, Gangbuster): Desmond O'Donovan
Writer (Potts, Gangbuster): Ingram D'Abbes
Designer (Potts, Gangbuster): Malcolm Goulding
Film Cameraman (Potts, Gangbuster): Peter Sargent
Film Editor (Potts, Gangbuster): Ron de Mattos
Butch: David Cargill
Pigeye Kelly: Humphrey Lestocq
Mogs: Michael Balfour
Cashier: Ronald Wilson
Bank Manager: Charles Hill
Lieutenant: Joby Blanshard
Spider Webb: Gaylord Cavallaro
Inspector Power: Alastair Hunter
Stewardess: Ann Richmond
Passenger: Joan Forrest
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike: George Tovey
Miss Travers: June Sylvaine
Mrs. Murphy: Ruth Kettlewell
Viperi: Derek Sydney
Peachy: Lane Meddick

: Today's Sport

A round-up of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Hey Jeannie

[Starring] Jeannie Carson
Another film in this series about a charming Scottish immigrant who discovers America. Dizzy driving is the result when Jeannie becomes a New York taxi-driver.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: The Crime of the Century: 2: Abbie

A serial in six episodes by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Edward Chapman and William Lucas with Gene Anderson


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Chariton Bradbury: William Lucas
Monks: Wolfe Morris
Clare Pinnock: Gene Anderson
Major Trump: Ballard Berkeley
Paula: Myrtle Reed
Mr. Brakewell: Edward Chapman
Abbie: Sidney James
Assistant Commissioner Relf: Ronald Adam
Superintendent Haxtell: Alan Robinson
Commissionaire: Donald Morley
Herbert: Brian Peck
Taffy: Russell Waters
Mr. Card: John Miller
Mr. Clements: Roy Hepworth

: Saturday-Night Out

"The Man with the Mike" and BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras invite you to
See things happen!!, When they happen!!, Where they happen!!
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Presented by: Alan Chivers
Presented by: Robin Scott
Presented by/Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: Evans Abode

[Starring] Norman Evans
with guest star: Jon Pertwee and Betty Jumel, Mrs Shufflewick, Norma Evans, Doreen Lavender, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers.


Comedian: Norman Evans
Comedian: Jon Pertwee
[Actress]: Betty Jumel
Comedienne: Mrs Shufflewick
Singer: Norma Evans
Singer: Doreen Lavender
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Script: Barry Pevan
Script/Devised and produced by: Richard Afton
Designer: Douglas Smith

: Twenty Questions

The television version of the popular sound radio programme.
Drusilla Beyfus, Richard Dimbleby, Jack Train, Anona Winn ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers.

("Twenty Questions" is televised by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Anona Winn
Chairman: Gilbert Harding
Associate Producer: C.F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: The Laugh's On Us

A bout of humour in which Jack Watson ensures a good clean fight between Bill Waddington, Stan Stennett and Charlie Chester.
Inter-round notes by Susan Lane
Accompanied by Jimmy Leach and his Organolians
From the BBC's North of England studios


Chairman: Jack Watson
Comedian: Bill Waddington
Comedian: Stan Stennett
Comedian: Charlie Chester
Singer: Susan Lane
Musicians: Jimmy Leach and his Organolians
Editor: James Casey
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Movie Museum: Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts

A Mack Sennett comedy of 1916 featuring Chester Conklin as a villainous spy who becomes involved with an aeroplane.


Producer: Mack Sennett
A.C. Walrus: Chester Conklin

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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.

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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