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: Greenwich Time Signal; Atlantic Queens: Arrival Southampton

An edited telerecording of the broadcast on June 4, 1956, when BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras on board R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth and at the Ocean Terminal, Southampton, watched the berthing of the world's largest liner after her voyage from New York.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Commentator: Max Robertson
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Television Presentation: Nicholas Crocker

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is Arthur Billitt, who demonstrates how to grow tomatoes on the ring culture principle.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, discusses apple trees. He shows how to graft on a root stock and demonstrates crown grafting on an old tree. He also shows how to plant mistletoe on an apple tree.
In the greenhouse Percy Thrower pots the rooted chrysanthemum cuttings.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/Gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Co-presenter: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Amos 'n' Andy: Kingfish's Secretary

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Kingfish's Secretary

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: No Handicap

The frontier is a lawless area and men are quick on the draw. But when it comes to shooting the sheriff, then somebody's got to do something about it. Can Lone Ranger and Tonto restore law and order, or will the bad men rule by force of arms?


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Fun Book

Opened by Sandy Sandford.
John Madin at the electric organ
The Lions, The Tigers, The Leopards, The Panthers
The "Fun Book" Skiffle Group
"Beat the Champions"
"Lucky Dip"
For details of the Skiffle Group instruments write to: "Fun Book", [address removed]


Presenter: Sandy Sandford
Organist: John Madin
Musicians: The "Fun Book" Skiffle Group
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: Children's Television: Potts and the Phantom Piper: 3: Under Suspicion

by Lane Meddick.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq


Writer: Lane Meddick
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike Maroney: George Tovey
Angus McDrew: John Rae
Mrs. Flint: Hilary Mason
James McWissle: Mac Picton
Professor Spenser: Oliver Burt
Terry Spenser: Maureen Beck
Herr Spitzbauer: Maurice Durant

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's football, racing and major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

Climb aboard the Six-Five Special with Jo Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others: Kenny Baker and his Dozen, Michael Holliday, The King Brothers, Pouishnoff.
Featuring sport: Freddie Mills
Star Spotlight on Lisa Gastoni
See page 3


Presenter/Producer: Jo Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Kenny Baker and his Dozen
Singer: Michael Holliday
Singers: The King Brothers
Pianist: Pouishnoff
Sports presenter: Freddie Mills
Guest: Lisa Gastoni
Script: Trevor Peacock
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Jack Good

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times - the 1950s pages 22 December 2019
Pop TV - From Hit Parade to Later... 15 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Radio 1 9 October 2016
Sunday Post: The Rock 'n' Roll Years 13 September 2015

: Hey Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the film series Hey Jeannie!


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: Dixon of Dock Green: 6: The Black Noah

by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green in some stories of a London policeman


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Noah Timony: Uriel Porter
Sgt. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Florrie Goss: Joan Young
Lesley: Carole Lorimer
Ben: Mark Daly
Sailor: Joseph Rosenn
Jacky: Laidlaw Dalling
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
P.C. Jenkins: David Lyn
Woman in bar: Diana Beaumont

: European Figure Skating Championships, 1957: Ladies' Free Figure Skating

From Vienna.
Presented by the Austrian Television Service


Commentator: Max Robertson

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Ted Ray Show

starring Ted Ray with Kenneth Connor, Larry Adler, The Lana Sisters, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


Comedian/organist: Ted Ray
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Singers: The Lana Sisters
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: George Wadmore
Dance sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Douglas Smith
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns

: Twenty Questions

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.

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


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

: In a Dancing Mood

with Denny Boyce and his Orchestra at the Orchid Ballroom, Purley.
Master of Ceremonies, Alex Macintosh

10.0-10.10 Sport in the West of England and South Wales


Musicians: Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies: Alex Macintosh
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Moira Lister tells a story: "The Lady of Gollerus"

by Thomas Crocker.
(A film series)


Author: Thomas Crocker
Storyteller: Moira Lister

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