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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Ted Moult
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Ted Moult
Presenter: Gordon Rollings
Presenter: Phyllida Law

: News

and Line-Up for Wednesday

: Dancing Dervishes

Introduced by David Attenborough.
A film made in Turkey showing the illegal and secret rites of Dervishes, a sect who mortify their bodies with skewers and swords in order to demonstrate their religious faith.
First transmission on March 24, 1961


Presenter/editor: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Alain Gheerbrant
Film editor: Fred Jacobs
Film editor: Bert Eggleton
Presented by: Brian Branston

: The Old Wives' Tale: Part 3: Young Wives

by Arnold Bennett.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Michael Voysey.
Both sisters have now married. Constance is discovering that Samuel Povey is everything that will make for a happy marriage, but Sophia is fearful for the future.
First transmission on BBC-2, Saturday, October 24


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey

: Encounter

A conversation with people of power.
Encounter presents a portrait in question and answer of men who matter today and will matter tomorrow.


Director: Andrew Quicke
Producer: David J. Webster

: Peter Nero in Person

The exciting new piano personality from America accompanied by Herb Mickman (bass) and Joe Cusatis (drums).


Pianist: Peter Nero
Bass: Herb Mickman
Drummer: Joe Cusatis
Designer: Lionel Radford
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Curtain of Fear: Part 1: The Rassilov Code

A thriller in six parts by Victor Canning.
Music composed by Dudley Simpson and played by The Mick Barker Quartet


Writer: Victor Canning
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
[Music] played by: The Mick Barker Quartet
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Paddy Wilson
Designer: Susan Spence
Produced and directed by: Gerald Blake
Stewart Caxton: George Baker
Clare Linton: Colette Wilde
Peter Linton: John Breslin
Rassilov: Reginald Jessup
Man at airport: Raymond Llewellyn
Colonel Powell: John Harvey
Charles Shand: William Lucas
John Myers: William Sherwood
Helen Tovey: Jan Holden
Hans Liebert: William Franklyn
Tannikov: George Pravda
Georgi: Makki Marseilles
Renko: Norman Jones
Barman: Paul Chapman
Doorkeeper: George Betton
Regan: Gerald Sim

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian

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.

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