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: For the Children

Susan, Sam, and Scratch
The first instalment of a story for younger children, told by Pamela May with animations by Rosalie Firth.

Picture Page (Junior Edition)
Introduced by Mary Malcolm.

Under the Sea
An imaginary journey, with music specially composed by John Farrant, illustrated by Richard Lambert.

(to 18.00)


Storyteller (Susan, Sam and Scratch): Pamela May
Animations (Susan, Sam and Scratch): Rosalie Firth
Presenter (Picture Page): Mary Malcolm
Interviews (Picture Page): Barrie Edgar
Producer (Picture Page): S. E. Reynolds
Music specially composed by (Under the Sea): John Farrant
Illustrated by (Under the Sea): Richard Lambert
Presented by: Peter Thompson

: Cyril Preedy


Fantasie in C - Handel
Sonata in G - Scarlatti
Berceuse - Chopin
Study in G flat - Chopin


Pianist: Cyril Preedy

: Death of a Rat

Play by Jan de Hartog.
The action takes place in a laboratory in the Amsterdam Institute for Cancer Research on a night in February, 1940.
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.30 p.m.)


Author: Jan de Hartog
Producer: George More O'Ferrall
Doctor Wilts: Kenneth More
Doctor Karels: John Ainsworth
Professor Wouterson: Wilfrid Walter
Yolan: Rene Ray

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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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