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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Ian Wallace
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Ian Wallace
Presenter: Virginia Stride
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Line-Up

with Denis Tuohy
including the latest news


Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: Time Out: The Green City

A weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure with Jeremy James, Christopher Rainbow.

The Green City
London's parks are its lungs - the breathing space for ten million people. Despite the present land shortage, a few visionaries are planning a new twenty-mile-long park for London - the first major park to be conceived since 1820.


Presenter: Jeremy James
Presenter: Christopher Rainbow
Producer: Dick Gilling
Producer: Bob Duncan
Producer: Bill Fitzwater
Cameraman: Butch Calderwood
Sound: Maurice Everett
Film Editor: Bert Meadows
Film Editor: Roy Fry
Studio Director: Tom Conway
Associate Editor: Phil Pilley
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Wheelbase: The Car in War

Gordon Wilkins introduces The Car in War
Fifty years ago this week the motor car went into the front line for the first time.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Robin Richards
Reporter: Rodney Crouch
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Brian Robins

: Witch Wood: Part 3: White Magic

by John Buchan.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Donald Wilson.
First transmission on BBC-2, Saturday, August 1


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Donald Wilson

: Midweek Music: Master Class

with Paul Tortelier on Boccherini's Cello Concerto in B flat major.
Fifth of six programmes with the French virtuoso teaching, playing, and talking about music.
In romantic music we can hide our weaknesses, but in classical music we are naked. When you explain, you overdo.

The cellists, Sharon McKinley, Arto Noras
The pianist, Geoffrey Parsons

(Tortelier master class on Bach's Suite No. 3 in C major for unaccompanied cello: August 20)


Presenter/Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Cellist: Sharon McKinley
Cellist: Arto Noras
Pianist: Geoffrey Parsons
Designer: Eva Swiderska
Producer: John Drummond

: 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.

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.

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