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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: David Kossoff
Presenter: Gordon Rollings
Presenter: Phyllida Law
Production team: Molly Cox
Production team: Eric J. Croall
Production team: Cynthia Felgate
Production team: Anna Home
Production team: Daphne Jones
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland
Pianist: William Blezard
Film editor: Howard Kennett
Producer: Joy Whitby

: News

: The Beat Room

Thirty minutes of non-stop beat and shake.
presenting Johnny Thunder, Babbity Blue, The Sorrows, The Righteous Brothers.
Resident Group: Peter and the Headlines
The Beat Girls
Introduced by Pat Campbell.


Singer: Johnny Thunder
Singer: Babbity Blue
Band: The Sorrows
Singers: The Righteous Brothers
House band: Peter and the Headlines
Dancers: The Beat Girls
Presenter: Pat Campbell
Director: James Moir

: Pick the Winner

and beat the panel
with Gay Byrne as your host.
and Catherine Boyle, David Healy, Ted Ray, Thelma Ruby as the experts.


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: David Healy
Panellist: Ted Ray
Panellist: Thelma Ruby
Research: Colin Reid
Research: Alan Haire
Director: Richard Evans
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Virginian: The Long Quest

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian

The happiness of one of the Virginian's friends and her small son is jeopardised by the arrival in Medicine Bow of a private detective and his beautiful but mysterious client.


The Virginian: James Drury
Judith Holly: Ruta Lee
Mary Ann Martin: Patricia Breslin
Randy: Randy Boone
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Cricket: Cassy Peters
Corbett: Joseph Campenella
Samuel Bowman: J. Pat O'Malley

: Writers' World: Spare the Rod and Spoil the Writer

Written by Simon Raven.
A programme about the writer at school.
He attacks the conventional picture of the 'whey-faced intellectual' and asks four writers how their schooldays have affected their work.
With Kingsley Amis, Michael Baldwin, Robert Graves, Philip Toynbee
Contributions from William Golding, Laurie Lee
See page 20


Writer: Simon Raven
Speaker: Kingsley Amis
Speaker: Michael Baldwin
Speaker: Robert Graves
Speaker: Philip Toynbee
Speaker: William Golding
Speaker: Laurie Lee
Film cameraman: David Findlay
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Production team: Leo Aylen
Production team: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Hit and Run: Episode 1: Accident

by Jeffrey Ashford.
Dramatised by Evelyn Frazer.
Starring Joseph O'Conor, Rosalie Crutchley, William Dexter

To be repeated on Friday at 8.0
See page 19


Author: Jeffrey Ashford
Dramatised by: Evelyn Frazer
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Robert Rymer
Telerecording editor: Richard Barclay
Music composed by: Max Harris
Designer: Richard Henry
Produced and directed by: Paddy Russell
Jelly Evans: Reg Lye
Albert Farmer: Peter Diamond
Alan Blossom: Laurie Asprey
Gerald Prestley: Joseph O'Conor
Georgina Prestley: Rosalie Crutchley
Steven Prestley: John Tillinger
Bill Deane: Noel Trevarthen
Mrs Farmer: Dorothy Gordon
Detective-Sergeant Reece: James Beck
Detective-Inspector Kleenan: William Dexter
Mr Jenkins: Redmond Phillips
Detective-Constable Wainwright: James Culliford
Serena Neame: Frieda Knorr
Superintendant Edwards: Manning Wilson
Caroline Astey: Edina Ronay

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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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.

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