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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week: Richard Goolden
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Richard Goolden

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The Australians

At Lord's.
See also BBC-1
(to 18.10)

: Line-Up

for Monday
and the latest news

: Impromptu

An unscripted comedy show devised by David Croft.
with Lance Percival, Victor Spinetti, Peter Reeves, Anne Cunningham, Betty Impey and The Boss Man, Jeremy Hawk
Victor Spinetti is in 'Oh What a Lovely War' at Wyndham's Theatre, London


Devised by/Producer: David Croft
Music: John Barry
Design: Eva Swiderska
Costume: Rupert Jarvis
[Actor]: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Victor Spinetti
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actress]: Anne Cunningham
[Actress]: Betty Impey
Boss Man: Jeremy Hawk

: Meet Donald Jackson

The world's greatest skater in thirty minutes of high-speed entertainment specially arranged for television featuring The World and Olympic Ladies' Champion Sjoukje Dijkstra with Richard Dwyer and Dorothy Anne Nelson.
An exciting blend of classical and cabaret skating from the Queen's Ice Skating Club, London.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.


Ice skater: Donald Jackson
Ice skater: Sjoukje Dijkstra
Ice skater: Richard Dwyer
Ice skater: Dorothy Anne Nelson
Co-ordinator: Harry Lauder
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Gene Kelly, Michele Lee, The Clinger Sisters entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers.


Presenter/singer: Danny Kaye
Singer/dancer/guest: Gene Kelly
Singer/guest: Michele Lee
Singers/guests: The Clinger Sisters
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: Top Beat

direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
featuring in alphabetical order: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Hollies, Eden Kane and the Downbeats, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Bob Miller and the Millermen, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Dusty Springfield.
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Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Band: Freddie and the Dreamers
Band: The Hollies
Band: Eden Kane and the Downbeats
Band: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
Band: Bob Miller and the Millermen
Band: Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Compere: Alan Freeman
Designer: John Hurst
Associate producer: John Kingdon
Devised and directed by: Robin Scott

: Newsroom

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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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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