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An inter-city knock-out bidding competition : round 1
I-Birmingham v. Brighton
L. N. Fayer J. Pearlstone G. B. Hill L. Phillips
Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin
This is one of the hands to be bid. The programme is recorded, and the players had no advance knowledge of the cards at the time of bidding
West is the dealer at love-all


Introduced By: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Harold Franklin


Stage Architecture by Tyrone Guthrie
For nearly three hundred years theatres have been built on the same plan. Is it the right plan? Tyrone Guthrie , who has conducted a series of experiments in Canada, weighs the merits of the open stage as compared with those of the stage framed by a prosceniurr h.
A New Theatre is Built
Val Gielgud interviews
Bryan Bailey
Director, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
The Romantic Ballet by Tamara Karsavina
Mme. Karsavina recalls Jules Perrot 's ballet of the water-sprite, Ondine, which she danced in St. Petersburg. Later this year Dame Margot Fonteyn will take the name part in a new version.
In Search of New Dramatists by George Devine
Tomorrow the English Stage Company celebrates its second anniversary under the artistic direction of George Devine at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He considers his first plans and future policy in the light of experience.
Produced by Carl Wildman
First of four monthly programmes


Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Bryan Bailey
Unknown: Tamara Karsavina
Unknown: Mme. Karsavina
Unknown: Jules Perrot
Unknown: Dame Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: George Devine
Unknown: George Devine
Produced By: Carl Wildman

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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.

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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