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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: For the Schools: Science and the Weather: Your Local Weather: 1: Temperature and Humidity

by B. J. Mason.
(A BBC telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


Presenter: B. J. Mason
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

Dress Sense Competition: Regional Centre Finals: No. 1
from Bristol.
Introduced by Tom Salmon.
From the BBC's West of England television studios
see foot of page

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
A second showing of the film of the Gathered Wool Skirt demonstrated last Wednesday.

Question in the Air

(to 15.15)


Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Tom Salmon
Director (Dress Sense Competition): Ron Webster
Producer (Question in the Air): Monica Sims

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces Studio E, Your Monday magazine.

Kim the Keeshond meets some friends

Getting to Know You
Margaret and Julia Lockwood exchange ideas with four teenage friends about running a party.

Making Your Own Radio Set
Gilbert Davey gives more instructions on putting the set together.

Pop of the Week
Ted Taylor with a current record hit.

Ronnie at Large
Ronnie Brody gets a job as a piano tuner and finds the Lost Chord.

Trail and Saddle
Charles Chilton tells you about cowboys of the Brush Country.

More adventures of the little elephant drawn and told by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Getting to Know You): Margaret Lockwood
Item presenter (Getting to Know You): Julia Lockwood
Item presenter (Making Your Own Radio Set): Gilbert Davey
Item presenter (Pop of the Week): Ted Taylor
[Actor] (Ronnie at Large): Ronnie Brody
Item presenter (Trail and Saddle): Charles Chilton
Illustrator/narrator (Packi): Tony Hart
Editor/producer: John Hunter Blair

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Star Choice presents: Tower Room 14a

[Starring] Edmond O'Brien
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.


Director: Don Weiss
[Actor]: Edmond O'Brien

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards and introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
Script by Ken Smith from material supplied by Nigel Ward, George Bruce and Michael Friend


Programme devised by: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Original music written by: James Turner
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Ken Smith
Material supplied by: Nigel Ward
Material supplied by: George Bruce
Material supplied by: Michael Friend
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James with Campbell Singer, Guy Middleton, John Vere, Terence Alexander, Cameron Hall, Raymond Rollett, Graham Leaman, Stuart Hillier, Mario Fabrizi, John Vyvyan.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Mr. Spooner: Campbell Singer
Ex-Captain: Guy Middleton
Mr. Filley: John Vere
Ex-Major: Terence Alexander
Ex-Colonel #2: Cameron Hall
Mr. Gale: Raymond Rollett
Ex-Colonel: Graham Leaman
Ex-Major #2: Stuart Hillier
[Actor]: Mario Fabrizi
Office Boy: John Vyvyan

: Panorama

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


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Associated producer: Charles Wheeler
Associated producer: David Wheeler

: International Amateur Skating: The Richmond Trophy

Outside broadcast cameras cover one of the outstanding events for ladies in the Ice Skating year, in which stars from Britain and the Continent compete for the Trophy first won in 1949 by Jeannette Altwegg.
From the Richmond Ice Rink


Commentator: Max Robertson
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: My Uncle Silas: 5: Silas the Hero

by H.E. Bates.
Bernard Miles in a series of short stories.
(A film)


Author: H.E. Bates
Storyteller: Bernard Miles

: Television Dancing Club

1st Edition, 9th Series from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra with demonstrations by Bob Burgess and Eileen Henshall, Sammy Harris and Pearl Rudd and the Ken Bateman Formation Team from Slough.
Also presenting the first heat of the 1957/58 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
(Assisted by Doreen Freeman)
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Bob Burgess
Dancer: Eileen Henshall
Dancer: Sammy Harris
Dancer: Pearl Rudd
Formation dancers: The Ken Bateman Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer/assisted by (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Scriptwriter: Victor Silvester, Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: Movie Museum presents: Peck's Bad Boy

[Starring] Jackie Coogan
Part 2 of the comedy classic made in 1921, featuring one of the greatest child stars of all time.


Henry Peck: Jackie Coogan

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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.

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