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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week: Athene Seyler
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler

: Line-Up

for Thursday
with John Stone, Denis Tuohy and the latest news.


Presenter: John Stone
Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare.
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the author's birth, the exciting modern-dress production of the National Youth Theatre with its original jazz score is seen for the first time on television.
Presented for television from the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon by John Vernon
See page 51


Author: William Shakespeare
Designer: Christopher Lawrence
Director: Michael Croft
Presenter for television by: John Vernon

: The Sleeping Ballerina

A film on the life of Olga Spessivtzeva.
Written and directed by Ludovic Kennedy.
The tragic life story of the famous Russian ballerina who spent twenty years in an American mental hospital, re-living the great roles of her career.
Spessivtzeva and Pavlova are the two halves of an apple, and Spessivtzeva is the half turned towards the sun, - Serge Diaghilev
A Television Reporters International Production
See page 52


Writer/director: Ludovic Kennedy

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorow

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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