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Billy Bean and His Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (two pianos)

Make a Picture
Ernest Greenwood describes how you can make pictures of things you see.

(to 17.40)


Scriptwriter (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
Tom Twigge
Puppetry (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
Jane Tyson
Voices (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
Ivan Owen
Illustrator (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
Reginald Jeffryes
Puppet maker (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
David Boisseau
Programme devised by (Billy Bean and His Funny Machine):
Chuck Luchsinger
Pianist (Music):
Ethel Bartlett
Pianist (Music):
Rae Robertson
Presenter (Making a Picture):
Ernest Greenwood

A television play in six episodes by Donald Wilson.
[Starring] Anne Crawford, Andrew Osborn and Walter Fitzgerald

The Walker gang, organised by Joey Walker, pulled off a daring robbery of a £15,000 diamond necklace. Barrett, the representative of Foucquier's the jewellers, delivered the necklace to Bertie and Sally (disguised as clients from Portugal) at a West-End hotel, and a switch was made with an empty jewel case. But taking the necklace away from the hotel, Willie Walker was knocked down by a car at the entrance to Polly Arden's flat. Polly was actually awaiting delivery of some paste jewellery for a TV appearance that night and assumed that this was it. However Joey happened to be looking in, and saw Polly wearing the stolen necklace; he took a cab to the Shepherd's Bush studios and arrived just in time to see Polly leaving with an old acquaintance, Det.-Insp Roger Stanton.


Donald Wilson
Leonard Brett
Music composed by:
Ray Martin
John Clements
Polly Arden:
Anne Crawford
Det.-Insp. Roger Stanton:
Andrew Osborn
Wally, the stage doorkeeper:
Alexander Field
Joey Walker:
Walter Fitzgerald
Bertie Walker:
Peter Croft
Lana Morris
Robert Webber
Sergeant Quimby:
Wilfred Babbage
Colin Douglas
Willie Walker:
Dan Cunningham
Jack Hobbs
Manager of Park Avenue Hotel:
Alexis de Gallier
Philip Bray

A parlour game with Margaret Lockwood in the chair.
Kenneth Horne, Iain MacCormick, Leslie Phillips, Michael Trubshawe, Eric Sykes, David Tomlinson
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Margaret Lockwood
Kenneth Horne
Iain MacCormick
Leslie Phillips
Michael Trubshawe
Eric Sykes
David Tomlinson
Presented by:
Dicky Leeman

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More