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In Britain alone there are many thousands of bridges. They range from simple arch and beam bridges over railways and canals to magnificent suspension and cantilever bridges with long spans. This programme explains some of the problems of the designer and the engineer.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.

Contributors

Presenter:
Arthur Garratt
Illustrations:
Tony Hart
Producer:
Donald Grattan

Your Own Time
A light-hearted magazine for younger women introduced by Robert Gladwell.

It's a Woman's World
Introducing Fleur Cowles, correspondent of Look magazine and President Eisenhower's personal representative at the Coronation, to prove the point.

Words and Music
Barbara Young sings to her guitar.

Goodbye to All That
A debutante of the last season talks to a working girl.

3.15 I've Just Been Reading
Gilbert Harding talks about books old and new and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.

(to 15.30)

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Gladwell
Item presenter (It's a Woman's World):
Fleur Cowles
Singer/guitarist (Words and Music):
Barbara Young
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading):
Gilbert Harding
Arranged and presented by:
Lorna Pegram

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox and a team of British children in Paris take part, through Eurovision, with a team from Birmingham.
Tony Hart helps with the drawings and Ivan Owen with the games including
The Playbox Detective Agency
Written by Vere Lorrimer in which you can try your hand at detection.
The programme directed by Leonard Chase in London and Gerald Wiltshire in Paris
Written and produced by Cliff Michelmore.

Contributors

Presenter:
Eamonn Andrews
Drawings:
Tony Hart
Co-presenter:
Ivan Owen
Writer (The Playbox Detective Agency):
Vere Lorrimer
Director (London):
Leonard Chase
Director (Paris):
Gerald Wiltshire
Writer/producer:
Cliff Michelmore

Good Companions visits Leamington.
Peter West introduces the programme of pets for people with pets featuring
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association; Ponies and Pick of the Post-Bag
(The eighth of a fortnightly series)
(The next programme in this series will come from Birmingham on Wednesday, May 7)

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter West
Editor:
Stanley Dangerfield
Producer:
Douglas Fleming

Look around with Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
Sport-Music-People
Cinema-Theatre-Argument
with Derek Hart and this week, Nancy Whiskey, Alex McEwen

Contributors

Presenter:
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter:
Derek Hart
Singer:
Nancy Whiskey
Singer/guitarist:
Alex McEwen
Producer:
Donald Baverstock

A telerecording of this top American show starring Dinah Shore with Star guests: Beatrice Lillie, Janis Paige and Jimmy Rodgers, The Skylarks Vocal Group, The Harry Zimmerman Orchestra.

Contributors

Presenter/Singer:
Dinah Shore
Performer:
Beatrice Lillie
Performer:
Janis Paige
Singer:
Jimmy Rodgers
Singers:
The Skylarks Vocal Group
Musicians:
The Harry Zimmerman Orchestra

The Adventures of a Friendly Duckling.

Bertil Danielsson, a Swedish cameraman, shows how he found and reared a young tufted duck which had become separated from its family one spring. Tufty is fed on ants' eggs, mussels, and other delicacies, and becomes great friends with the Danielsson family and their dog.
Many viewers who saw this film when it was previously televised found it one of the most unusual and enjoyable programmes they had seen for a long time. BBC Television presents it tonight for the benefit of those who have asked to see it again, and those who missed it before.
The story told by Johnny Morris.
Filmed and directed by Bertil Danielsson for the Swedish Television Service

Contributors

Narrator:
Johnny Morris
Music:
Roland Bengtsson
Filmed and directed by:
Bertil Danielsson

Written by Arthur Swinson.
The series in which television brings you great moments of history with the news coverage of today.

With Ernest Thesiger, Austin Trevor, Harold Scott, Jane Henderson, John Salew, Catherine Feller, Ruth Taylor, Michael Ward, Margot van Der Burgh, Martin Boddey. Max Brimmell, Elton Hayes, Yvonne Hills, Cecil Brock, Peter Tuddenham, Michael Partridge, Rose Howlett, Anthony Howard, Elizabeth Forbes-Robertson
('You Are There' is televised by arrangement with CBS Television)

Contributors

Writer:
Arthur Swinson
Designer:
Stephen Bundy
Costumes:
Sonia Kerr
Make-up:
Ann Ferriggi
Producer:
Michael Mills
News editor:
Frank Owen
News reporter:
Wynford Vaughan Thomas
News reporter:
Francis Williams
News reporter:
John Ellison
News reporter:
Raymond Baxter
[Actor]:
Ernest Thesiger
[Actor]:
Austin Trevor
[Actor]:
Harold Scott
[Actress]:
Jane Henderson
[Actor]:
John Salew
[Actress]:
Catherine Feller
[Actress]:
Ruth Taylor
[Actor]:
Michael Ward
[Actress]:
Margot van Der Burgh
[Actor]:
Martin Boddey
[Actor]:
Max Brimmell
[Actor]:
Elton Hayes
[Actress]:
Yvonne Hills
[Actor]:
Cecil Brock
[Actor]:
Peter Tuddenham
[Actor]:
Michael Partridge
[Actress]:
Rose Howlett
[Actor]:
Anthony Howard
[Actress]:
Elizabeth Forbes-Robertson

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview Television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes:
First Person: 4 - Billy Wright
A new view of the stars in sport.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Dimmock
Interviewee (First Person):
Billy Wright
Editor:
Paul Fox
Editor:
Ronnie Noble
Presented by:
Bryan Cowgill

A television platform where members of a West-Country audience have one minute to express their views for discussion by: John Arlott, Jennie Lee, M.P., Gerald Nabarro, M.P.
Chairman, Alan Bullock
From the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Bournemouth

Contributors

Panellist:
John Arlott
Panellist:
Jennie Lee
Panellist:
Gerald Nabarro
Chairman:
Alan Bullock
Presented by:
Peter Bale

One third of a man's waking life is spent out at work. What makes us work? Is it just money, or do we like work for its own sake? What makes us work harder? If we had our time over again what would we do?

Contributors

Prepared by:
Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by:
Alfred Wurmser
Described by:
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Presented by:
Malcolm Brown

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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