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A topical diversion with John Witty introducing people and events of the day on film and in the studio.
Napoleon in Love, R. F. Delderfield on his new book; Kippers and Caviare; the latest in U and Non-U; and a film of Bellringers at Baldock Parish Church with a story from Wilfred Pickles.
(to 15.30)

Contributors

Presenter:
John Witty
Guest:
R. F. Delderfield
Storyteller:
Wilfred Pickles
Director:
Richard Gilbert
Producer:
Lorna Pegram

Ducks in May make this week's News from the Zoos.
An outside broadcast from the Severn Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, with Peter Scott and Zoo Correspondent, James Fisher.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Scott
Zoo Correspondent:
James Fisher
Presented by:
Peter Bale
Series editor:
Nicholas Crocker

Proving once again that 'There's no Business like Show Business'
[Starring] Charlie Chester and Eleanor Summerfield

Contributors

Script:
David Whitaker
Script:
Sheila Hodgson
Script:
Allan Prior
Choreographer:
Sheila Holt
Choreographer:
Tom Gillis
Musical Director:
Frank Davison
Designer:
Charles Lawrence
Producer:
Dennis Main Wilson
Charlie Charles:
Charlie Chester
Ethel Charles:
Eleanor Summerfield
Ma Baker:
Dorothy Summers
Stage Manager:
Billy Percy
Telegram boy:
Richard Greenford
Television mechanic:
Wally Patch
Marigold:
Jennifer Phipps
Hugo Rumbold:
John Colin
Tailor:
Robert Lankesheer
Fashion expert:
Fanny Carby
Mr. Percival:
Hugh Paddick

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
This week's programme deals with Letter 'P' and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists include:
That popular personality Arthur Askey in an item about Pierrots and Playmates.
Eve Perrick, The well-known columnist.
Peter Pitt, Holland's famous magician.
Picasso the famous painter in a film excerpt (by arrangement with Films de France) and The music of Cole Porter with choreography by Paddy Stone.

Contributors

Presenter/script:
Alan Melville
Producer:
Bryan Sears
Comedian (Pierrots and Playmates):
Arthur Askey
Guest:
Eve Perrick
Magician:
Peter Pitt
Choreography:
Paddy Stone
Research:
Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by:
Wolf Mankowitz
Designer:
Tony Abbott
Orchestra directed by:
Eric Robinson

The story of radar - the electronic miracle which helped to win the second world war and now brings us echoes from the stars.
This American film - in the 20th Century series - pays tribute to the pioneering work of British scientists.

Contributors

Narrator:
Walter Cronkite
Produced for CBS Television by:
Burton Benjamin

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Introduced by Peter Dimmock

Football: European Cup Semi-Final (second leg)
Rheims v. Young Boys, Berne
Part of the second half of this return semi-final televised from Paris

Boxing: Willie Toweel (Champion) v. Dave Charnley (Challenger)
An exclusive film report of last night's fight for the Lightweight Championship of the British Empire

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Dimmock
Commentator (Football):
David Coleman
Boxer:
Willie Toweel
Boxer:
Dave Charnley
Editor:
Paul Fox
Editor:
Ronnie Noble
Presented by:
Bryan Cowgill

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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