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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower continues the seasonal work in the garden, which includes the winter spraying of fruit trees, and planting and fan training a plum tree.
He demonstrates the mixing of John Innes seed sowing and potting compost, and makes preparation for seed sowing in the greenhouse.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: John Furness

: 52nd Street

A film directed by Harold Young.
[Starring] Ian Hunter and Pat Paterson
The bright lights of New York night life invaded the brownstone houses of 52nd Street during the 1920s. Ian Hunter plays a New York society man whose daughter insists on going into show business.


Director: Harold Young
Rufus Rondell: Ian Hunter
Adela Rondell: Dorothy Peterson
Letitia Rondell: Zasu Pitts
Margaret Rondell: Pat Paterson
Fiorelli Zamarelli: Leo Carrillo
Benjamin Zamarelli: Kenny Baker
Evelyn Macy: Maria Shelton
Betty Malina: Ella Logan

: Children's Television presents: The Range Rider: Diablo Pass

No man, woman, or child can feel safe when going through Diablo Pass. Outlaws ravage the range and the covered wagons are in constant danger. Things are desperate until the Range Rider comes on the scene. In this action-packed Western the Range Rider and Dick West fight to save the homesteaders.

: Children's Television: The Appleyards: Family Treat

(A BBC telerecording)


Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Mum: Constance Fraser
Dad: Douglas Muir
Tommy: Derek Rowe
John: David Edwards
Sally: Erica Houen
Margaret: Carole Olver
Hazel: Barbara Brown
Mr Spiller: C.B. Poultney

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's football, racing and major sports results.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News Summary

: Hey Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson
Another film in the series about a gay young Scots girl who discovers America. Jeannie gives a new look to the famous ride of Paul Revere through Massachusetts.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: The Crime of the Century: 5: The Century Opens

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


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Charlton Bradbury: William Lucas
Abbie: Sidney James
Clare Pinnock: Gene Anderson
Chief Inspector Evans: Russell Waters
Sergeant Todd: Tom Bowman
Assistant Commissioner Relf: Ronald Adam
Superintendent Haxtell: Alan Robinson
Major Trump: Ballard Berkeley
Mabel: Anne McGrath
Man on telephone: Leslie Kyle
Mr Card: John Miller
Monks: Wolfe Morris
Mr Brakewell: Edward Chapman
Girl in bath: Rosaline Haddon
Police Sergeant's voice: David Chivers
M Bernard: Patrick Westwood
'Certair' Clerk: Dennis Clinton
Mr Clements: Roy Hepworth
Commissionaire: Donald Morley
Other parts played by: John Atkinson
Other parts played by: Keith Rawlings

: Saturday-Night Out

"The Man with the Mike" invites you to join him on the last Saturday of 1956 at Joe Loss's Party at the Carlton Rooms, London to meet ballroom dancing stars Wally Fryer and Violet Barnes, The Frank and Peggy Spencer Latin-American Formation Team with Joe Loss and his Orchestra.
Vocalists: Rose Brennan, Larry Gretton, Ross MacManus featuring Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Dancer: Wally Fryer
Dancer: Violet Barnes
Dancers: The Frank and Peggy Spencer Latin-American Formation Team
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Vocalist: Rose Brennan
Vocalist: Larry Gretton
Vocalist: Ross MacManus
Musicians: Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Presented by: Robin Scott
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Eamonn Andrews Show

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews


Presenter/singer: Eamonn Andrews

: Twenty Questions

The television version of the popular sound radio programme.
Drusilla Beyfus, Richard Dimbleby, Jack Train, Anona Winn ask all the questions,
Roy Rich knows some of the answers and Norman Hackforth presents all the objects.


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Anona Winn
Chairman: Roy Rich
Announcer: Norman Hackforth
Cartoons: Bruce Angrave
Associate producer: C.F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Canadian Television Theatre: They Shot an Arrow

A play by Samuel Elkin.
The action takes place in a tenement in a big Canadian city.
A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Writer: Samuel Elkin
Producer: W.T. Kotcheff
Designer: Edgar Krumins
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Ethel Muller: Kate Reid
Bob Muller: John Sullivan
Richard Muller: Rex Hagon
Helen Tenner: Aileen Seaton
Jack Tenner: Murray Westgate
Mr Klotsy: Joseph Furst
Officer Minelli: Bill Walker

: News

: Movie Museum: The Eagle

[Starring] Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky in the film The Eagle
The prince of screen romance and the beautiful blonde heroine of many silent films co-star in this drama of outlaws and aristocrats in old Russia.


Lt. Vladimir Dubrovsky: Rudolph Valentino
Miss Mascha Troekouroff: Vilma Banky

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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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