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: Collecting from Nature: 5: On the Seashore

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: Signals Through Space

BBC recording for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Animal, Vegetable and Mineral: 5: The Story of Salt

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol syfn adlewyrchu ac yn cloriaunu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y cynhyrchu gian Ifor Rees
Religious magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Colin Nears

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Pictures: Sam Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Family Affairs

The Married Woman's Place: 4: The forties' and beyond
A series of four programmes looking at problems faced by married women in the changing social background of today.

Can a married woman in middle-ago train for an outside job?; Can she return to a former occupation?
Elaine Grand questions representatives of industry, the three political parties, nursing and teaching professions, and women's organisations.

Home-maker Competition
Doreen Stephens, Editor of Women's Programmes, BBC Television, and John Hobday report on the progress of the competition.


Presenter (The Married Woman's Place): Elaine Grand
Reporter (Home-maker Competition): Doreen Stephens
Reporter (Home-maker Competition): John Hobday

: Continental Cookery

A selection of recipes from a recent Eurovision film series.
From Switzerland: Minestrone
From Luxembourg: Judd mat Gardebonen
(to 15.30)

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
With Vivienne Martin Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze and a guest star and Double or Drop.
Music by the Bert Hayes Octet


Presenter/'Double or Drop' devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Stan Mars
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Suddenly It's Swing

BBC Northern Dance Orchestra conducted by Tommy Watt
and The Stringset, The Tradiads, The Reedmen, The Modbods, The Brasstax
Introduced by Steve Race.


Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Tommy Watt
Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: The Tab Hunter Show: I Love a Marine

Further adventures of a Bachelor at Large.
[Starring] Tab Hunter as Paul Morgan
Paul's wartime past, in the person of a nurse, catches up with him. Her mind it set on marriage-and Paul's temperature starts to rise again.


Paul Morgan: Tab Hunter
Peter Fairfield: Richard Erdman
John Larsen: Jerome Cowan
Buddy Parker: Nancy Walker

: Girl on a Roof

by Stuart Douglass.
featuring The John Barry Seven

Shirley Smith is a fan of Red Mayne, a teenage singing star. Her attempts to come face to face with her idol start a dramatic chain of events.
From the North


Writer: Stuart Douglass
Musicians: The John Barry Seven
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Red Mayne: Ray Brooks
Mr Green: Robin Wentworth
Ernie Practise: James Belchamber
Harry Charles: Stanley Meadows
Jim: Howard Lamb
Shirley Smith: Waveney Lee
Mr Horrocks: Bryan Kendrick
Police Inspector: Campbell Singer
First Constable: Dickie Owen
Second Constable: Edward Brooks
Mr Smith: Ivor Dean
Mrs Smith: Dandy Nichols
Police Sergeant: Bryan Hulme
Reporter: Barry Jackson

: Amateur Boxing

Direct from Northampton.
Annual fixture between Midland Counties and R.A.F.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: On the Spot

with BBC outside broadcast cameras for the public hearing of Get Ahead.
A competition organised by the Daily Mail which offers £7,500 in prize money.
Contestants who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to prove that they could make the best and the most successful use of the top prize of £5,000-to 'Get Ahead'.
Heat 2: Men or women over 35 in full-time self-employment who need capital for expansion.
The Judges: Sir Miles Thomas, Mrs. John Profumo, William Hardcastle (Chairman)
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.


Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Mrs. John Profumo [Valerie Hobson]
Judge/chairman: William Hardcastle
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: The News

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Introduced by Godfrey Hodgson and Richard Kershaw.


Presenter: Godfrey Hodgson
Presenter: Richard Kershaw
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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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.

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