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: Beunydd

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.15)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
(BBC film)
(to 14.15 app.)

: Mother Rabbit's Family

Hoppy is an adventurous little rabbit. This film tells the story of how one day he adventured just too far and nearly became a captive, for life.
(Previously shown on Nov. 28, 1958)

: Wells Fargo: The Legacy

Adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service starring Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie the Wells Fargo special investigator.

Tom Casement has inherited a ranch from Ed York. It is reported that Tom is the son of a criminal and the local ranch owners do not want him as a neighbour; they try to buy him out, but with the help of Jim Hardie, Tom is determined to keep his land.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Australian Walkabout: The Ghan Train

With Charles Chauvel and Elsa Chauvel.

Charles Chauvel and Elsa Chauvel continue their journey across Central Australia by rail, travelling on the Ghan Train which runs from Port Augusta to Alice Springs. The railway follows the route once taken by the Afghan camel caravans, which used to bring supplies to Central Australia-hence the name 'The Ghan Train'.
(Previously shown last year)


Presenter: Charles Chauvel
Presenter: Elsa Chauvel
Film Technician: Harry Kloster
Musical Director: Wilbur Sampson
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales. 6.15-6.20

: The Thin Man: Angel Biz

The film series starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick', Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' with 'Asta' the dog.

Nick backs a Broadway show and finds himself involved in a backstage murder.


Nick: Peter Lawford
Nora: Phyllis Kirk
Himself: Asta the dog

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Bronco

A Western series starring Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne the roving cowboy adventurer.

Young Lloyd Stover steals a Medal of Honour to win respect and friendship. But with Bronco's help, he learns that this is not the path to true glory.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The Case Before You

Written by John Whitney and Geoffrey Bellman.
The accused appears, the charge is read, the plea is made; and you, the viewer, sit in judgment on the Bench, presiding over a Court of Justice.
Tonight the Court is that of Quarter Sessions.


Writer: John Whitney
Writer: Geoffrey Bellman
Designer: Edwin Florence
Director: Sheelagh Rees
Producer: Elwyn Jones

: The Naked Lady: Part 2

A television play in four parts by Duncan Ross
Starring Andrew Osborn, Lana Morris
with Daphne Anderson, Richard Pearson, Patrick Troughton, Robert Urquhart

The action takes place in a small fishing village on the south-west coast. Time, the present.

Part Two of "The Naked Lady"
In the quiet seaside hotel at Torpoint, on the South Coast, the body of a young woman, Miss Le Roy, has been found hanged. At first, it looks like suicide, but closer investigation reveals that it is a case of murder. Detective Inspector Bill Burroughs is called in, and a clue leads him to a small, London night-club 'The Spiny Lobster', where he meets Sylvia Craig, with whom the murdered girl shared a room. In order to help in his investigations Burroughs suggests that Sylvia should accompany him down to Torpoint...

[Photo caption] Left, Harold Scott as Professor Dodds who claims that he is a bird-watcher, but who seems to be more interested in the Army's tanks


Writer: Duncan Ross
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Dr. Gordon: Robert Urquhart
Chief Constable Gower: Ewan MacDuff
Detective-Inspector Bill Burroughs: Andrew Osborn
Sylvia Craig: Lana Morris
Constable Wareham: Brian Willett
Professor Dodds: Harold Scott
Laurence Odell: Peter Copley
Kitty Cusack: Daphne Anderson
Captain Digby: Bryan Coleman
Major Fulford: Martin Boddey
Commander Yates: Charles Morgan
Detective-Sergeant Cole: David Garth
Jim Larkins: Richard Pearson
Bob Dyson: Patrick Troughton
Charlie Morris: Thomas Heathcote

: A Song for Everyone

With Kenneth McKellar
His guest: David Ward and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent)
Conductor, Jack Leon
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
(BBC recording)
(David Ward appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


Presenter/Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Bass: David Ward
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Royal International Horse Show: 'Horse and Hound' Cup

(See panel and page 7)

From the White City Stadium, London
'Horse and Hound' Cup
Two visits to the White City Stadium, London, tonight, to see the concluding stages of this, the first International Championship of the week

at 9.50 and 10.15


Commentary: Dorian Williams
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: World of Make Believe

Narration spoken by John Glen.
This simple yet charming film was shot on the beaches of Rimini, Italy, by a Hungarian painter, an unwilling exile from his own country. In the elaborate sand castles built by the children he remembers the magnificent castles of his homeland and the heritage of their history. And in the violence of the children's game he sees the parallel with the recent tragic events in the country of his birth.


Devised and produced by: Mihaly Vasas
Narrator: John Glen

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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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