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: News

including sports news

: Sport of the Day: The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final: Hunslet v. Wigan

Introduced by Gerald Harrison.
Beginning a new series of Saturday evening programmes which will bring you edited recordings of the day's big sporting events.
This week: The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final: Hunslet v. Wigan
at Wembley


Presenter: Gerald Harrison
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Editor: Phil Pilley

: Ella Fitzgerald Sings

Presenting the world's greatest jazz singer, accompanied by The Johnnie Spence Orchestra and The Tommy Flanagan Trio.
(Ella Fitzgerald and the Tommy Flanagan Trio appear by arrangement with Norman Granz and Harold Davison)
See page 5


Singer: Ella Fitzgerald
Musicians: The Johnnie Spence Orchestra
Musicians: The Tommy Flanagan Trio
Musical arrangements: Buddy Bregman
Musical arrangements: Max Harris
Musical arrangements: Oliver Nelson
Musical arrangements: Marty Paich
Musical arrangements: Nelson Riddle
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Lighting: Nigel Wright
Sound: Len Shorey
Design: Melvyn Cornish
Production: Terry Henebery

: Cinema 625 presenting: Kirmes

(The Fair)
A German film with English sub-titles, directed by Wolfgang Staudte.


Director: Wolfgang Staudte
Annette: Juliette Mayniel
Robert Mertens: Gotz George
Paul Mertens: Hans Mahnke
Martha Mertens: Manja Behrens
Georg Holchert: Wolfgang Reichmann

: Contract to Kill: Episode 1: Demand for Vengeance

A thriller serial in six episodes by Victor Canning.
(First transmission on May 3)
Episode 2: Monday at 9.45 p.m.


Writer: Victor Canning
Story Editor: John Wiles
Music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film Editor: Robert Rymer
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Peter Hammond
Pierre Heradot: Godfrey Quigley
Luke Childs: Jeremy Kemp
Jacques Charlustin: Geoffrey Toone
Madame Charlustin: Violet Farebrother
Embassy Official: Clive Cazes
Charles Waterfield: Ronald Radd
Stewart Simmonds: Simon Oates
Adele Charlustin: Delphi Lawrence
Herr Kitzner: John Wentworth
Maria Galen: Pauline Boty

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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