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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Alan Melville recommends to listeners books which have pleased and interested him
' Flamingo Feather' by Laurens van der Post
A cry in the night and the murder of an African prince was the first intimation that something evil on a vast scale was being prepared. Pierre, the hero of the story, sets out to trace the evil and destroy it. The story of his journey across Africa is described with a minuteness of detail that springs from a first-hand extensive knowledge of the country.
(Continued in next column)
'Tour de Force by Christianna Brand
A new detective thriller in which Inspector Cockerill tracks down the murderer of a young woman in a Mediterranean hotel in Southern Spain.
* Best Science Fiction Stories)
Edited by Edmund Crispin
A collection for the science fiction addict of fourteen stories, including such matters as death-rays, rocket-ships, robots, and space ships
Olwen Brookes , Mary Wimbush
Deryck Guyler , Stephen Jack Roderick Lovell , Esme Percy and Roger Snowdon
Dramatic excerpts produced by Eileen Molony


Unknown: Alan Melville
Edited By: Edmund Crispin
Unknown: Olwen Brookes
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Roderick Lovell
Unknown: Esme Percy
Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Produced By: Eileen Molony

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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.

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