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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Credaf: 3: Y Methodistiaid Wesleaidd

Cyfres yn trafod y gwahaniaethau rhwng y gwahanol enwadau

Yn siarad dros yr enwad
Y Parch. I. Elfyn Ellis Y cynhyrehu gan ALED VAUGHAN
†Teledwyd gyntaf Mai
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: I. Elfyn Ellis

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Lone Ranger: Heritage of Treason

A second chance to see Heritage of Treason

The Lone Ranger and Tonto are puzzled when they go after some confidence men and find all trails lead to the most respected man in town.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Fascinating Facts

Rommel, the Desert Fox, was described by Churchill as 'a great General, skilful and daring'
The sun has existed for at least five thousand million years and will continue to shine for several thousands of millions of years to come
Donal Donnelly with some young people and top experts probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Donal Donnelly
Designer: Stuart Durant
Research: Nadine Wood
Film editor: Alan Martin
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: John Irwin

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents
Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
A Team from Scotland
Aldyth Cadoux, Theodore Cadoux, Vincent McEwan
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Aldyth Cadoux
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Theodore Cadoux
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Vincent McEwan
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Talking Sport: Cricket

Famous personalities speak frankly about their favourite sport.
This evening: Brian Rix and Ian Carmichael talk about Cricket with Peter West
Among the topics for discussion: The Rix Plan to revitalise County Cricket
Film excerpts present some exciting cricket sequences and the West Indies team.
Guest stars: Charlie Drake, Colin Cowdrey, Freddie Trueman


Panellist/comedian: Brian Rix
Panellist: Ian Carmichael
Presenter: Peter West
Guest star: Charlie Drake
Guest star: Colin Cowdrey
Guest star: Freddie Trueman
Film editor: Alan Tetzner
Director: Philip Thompson
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: Headline News

: Look: The Weed Dancers

Introduced by Peter Scott with Christopher Mylne.
Few species of birds spend more time in display than the Great Crested Grebe. They have many elaborate rituals, one of which is known at 'the weed dance'.
Film sequences by arrangement with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Christopher Mylne
Additional photography: George Shears.
Editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Taxi!: Everybody's in: Goodnight!

A series by Ted Willis.
Stories of a London taxi driver.
Starring Sid James
with Bill Owen, Ray Brooks, Gerald Sim and Anthony Newlands


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: Michael Mills
Sid Stone: Sid James
Terry Mills: Ray Brooks
Fred Cuddell: Bill Owen
Ron Farnes: Michael Kilgarriff
Rammy: David Hemmings
Harry Mason: Artro Morris
Pop Daly: George Betton
Bentley: Anthony Newlands
First businessman: Arthur Mayne
Tennant: Sydney King
Middle-aged businessman: Tom MacAulay
Blonde: Jill Mai Meredith
Woman: Betty England
Deakin: Gerald Sat
Sergeant: Cyril Cross
P.C. Surgeon: Geoffrey Wincott
Caretaker: Harry Webster
Girl: Laura Thurlow
Miss Andrew: Avis Lennard

: Steptoe and Son: The Stepmother

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
A second showing of The Stepmother
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
featuring Joan Newell


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Emma Marshall: Joan Newell

: Royal International Horse Show: The Queen Elizabeth II Cup

The final stages of this ladies international championship.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: The News

: Royal International Horse Show: The King George V Gold Cup Grand Prix

The most sought-after individual prize in the world.
Outside Broadcast cameras are at the White City Stadium to cover this top event in the show jumping week.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: Bath Searchlight Tattoo

from the Royal Victoria Park, Bath.
Including: The Household Cavalry, The Gurkha Rifles 41 Commando Royal Marines Helicopters of the Royal Navy Motor Cycle Team of the Royal Artillery
A Television Outside Broadcast from the West


Commentator: Tom Salmon
Presented by: Peter Bale

: News Extra

: Pam... Pwy... Ple?: Eifionydd v. Bro Dewi

Cystadleuaeth holi ieuenctid.
Enid Roberts ac Owen Edwards
Yr Holwyddroeg gan
T. I. Ellis a John Ellis Williams Cynllunydd, David Butcher
J Y cynhyrchu gan Ifan O. Williams
Welsh youth quiz.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.37)


Unknown: Enid Roberts
Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: David Butcher

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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