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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women


News of Wild Life
from Maxwell Knight.

Birds in the Garden
filmed by John Chear.

Village Scrapbook
Ewelme, Oxfordshire.

Introduced by Roger Massey.

Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter (Countrywise): Roger Massey
Item presenter (Countrywise: News of Wild Life): Maxwell Knight
Filmmaker (Countrywise: Birds in the Garden): John Chear
Producer (Countrywise): Monica Sims
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie in Studio E introduces:

Shirley Abicair who tells you a tale of Tumbarumba, the Australian boy.

The World Today
with H. D. Morgan discussing some of the problems of digging a Channel tunnel.

A visit to the Scottish Radio and Television Exhibition at Glasgow to see some 'potty' sports.

Miss Nutts
[Starring] Ethel Revnell as Miss Nutts
with Judy Raymond and Molly Weir.

Machines and Space
with Arthur Garratt and Peter Holland.

with Rolf Harris.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Storyteller (Tumbarumba): Shirley Abicair
Item presenter (The World Today): H. D. Morgan
Miss Nutts: Ethel Revnell
[Actress] (Miss Nutts): Judy Raymond
[Actress] (Miss Nutts): Molly Weir
Item presenter (Machine and Space): Arthur Garratt
Item presenter (Machine and Space): Peter Holland
Presenter (Willoughby): Rolf Harris
Voices (Willoughby): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Willoughby): Iris Tulley
Editor/producer: John Hunter Blair

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: The O. Henry Playhouse

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author O. Henry.
In another story in this film series which tells of a search for the perfect 'Man About Town' and its unexpected sequel.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: This Is Your Life

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
(A BBC telerecording)


Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Music written by: James Turner
Research: Peter Moore
Research: Nigel Ward
Script: Gale Pedrick
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, John Vere, Mario Fabrizi, Dennis Chinnery, Ivor Raymonde, Raymond Rollett.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and conducted by: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Prince Paul: Kenneth Williams
Baroness Helen: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: John Vere
[Actor]: Mario Fabrizi
Assistant Consul: Dennis Chinnery
[Actor]: Ivor Raymonde
Consul: Raymond Rollett

: Theatre Night: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

by Ray Lawler with an introduction by the author.
Theatre Night presents an excerpt from an Australian play with its original Australian cast.

The action of the play takes place in the State of Victoria, Australia. The scene is a double-storied terraced cottage in Carlton. The time is during the hot weather of December 1952.

A special performance from the New Theatre, London, by arrangement with Laurence Olivier for the St. James's Players and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.

See page 11


Author/Presenter: Ray Lawler
Director: John Sumner
Scenery designed by: Anne Fraser
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath
Pearl Cunningham: Madge Ryan
Bubba Ryan: Fenella Maguire
Olive Leech: June Jago
Barney Ibbot: Ray Lawler
Emma Leech: Ethel Gabriel
Roo Webber: Kenneth Warren
Johnnie Dowd: Richard Pratt

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team-using film and television cameras-focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes scenes from:
'Teahouse of the August Moon' starring Marlon Brando and Glenn Ford.
'Fire Down Below' starring Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon.
By courtesy of M.G.M. and Columbia Pictures


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Tom Millett
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Meet Jeanne Heal

Jeanne Heal discusses the problem of neuroses and mental health with John Custance of Neurotics Nomine.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee: John Custance
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News

followed by Weather

: Late Night Cabaret

From the Radio and Television Retailers Association
Television Queen Ball at the Park Lane Hotel, London with Stars of the entertainment world and The Television Toppers, Sydney Jerome and his Orchestra.


Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Sydney Jerome and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Afton

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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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