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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Paul Danquah

: News

: Wheelbase: The Fast Ones

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

Why the big demand among family motorists for the tuning kits and sports gear of the competition driver. An enquiry behind the scenes of The Sixth Racing Car Show at Olympia, London including a comment on racing car development by Alfred Neubauer former racing manager of Mercedes-Benz.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Interviewee: Alfred Neubauer
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Reporter: Robin Richards
Research: Erik Johnson
Research: Esmond Seal
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Brian Robins

: Encounter

with The Earl of Avon, K.G.
The lesson to me of the thirties.... was that if you allow a unilateral breach of engagements which have been solemnly entered into... you will have more trouble hereafter
Lord Avon, who as Sir Anthony Eden held office as Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary, discusses some notable events and personalities of the twentieth century with C.B.S. news correspondent Alexander Kendrick.
Produced by C.B.S. News: recording


Interviewee: The Earl of Avon
Interviewer: Alexander Kendrick
Producer: Isaac Kleinerman
Executive producer: Burton Benjamin

: Time Out

Kenneth Robinson introduces this weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure with Jeremy James, Christopher Rainbow.

The Pigeon Olympiad
There are 100 million racing pigeons in the world - Britain alone has more than 200,000 'fanciers'. Time Out now plans to enter the sport itself and to race its own pigeons. Reporter Jeremy James buys the pigeons tonight when Outside Broadcast cameras visit Alexandra Palace, London, to pre-view the 'Pigeon Olympiad' which begins tomorrow.
Among the experts he meets is Trevor Parker, the British fancier who has produced the 'world champion' pigeon in the last two Olympiads.

Spike Milligan's Dad
Spike Milligan's father, who lives in Australia, came over to England recently looking for guns to add to his arsenal. Time Out phoned Spike and asked him to find his dad...


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson
Reporter (The Pigeon Olympiad): Jeremy James
Reporter: Christopher Rainbow
Interviewee (The Pigeon Olympiad): Trevor Parker
Item presenter (Spike Milligan's Dad): Spike Milligan
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Many Happy Returns: Bye-Bye Cupid

A new comedy film series.
Starring John McGiver as Walter Burnley the complaints manager of a large department store who makes sure that the customer is always right-but sometimes for the wrong reason.

Invited by the store's president to spend a weekend on his boat, Walter refuses until he see the president's sister-or at least the girl he thinks is his sister.


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Owen Sharp: Russell Collins
Lorraine Sharp: Joan Tompkins
Lynn Hall: Elena Verdugo
Wilma Fritter: Jesslyn Fax
Harry Price: Richard Collier
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Joan Randall: Elinor Donahue

: Thursday Theatre: Photo Finish

by Peter Ustinov.
See page 44


Writer: Peter Ustinov
Music composed by: Norman Kay
Script editor: Rosemary Hill
Costumes: Kenneth Morey
Make-up: Ann Ferriggi
Lighting: Robert Wright
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Naomi Capon
Sam: Paul Rogers
Sam Sixty: Robert Brown
Sam Forty: James Maxwell
Sam Twenty: Simon Prebble
Reginald Kinsale: Peter Ashmore
Stella Eighty and Agnes Kinsale: Barbara Couper
Stella Forty: Daphne Slater
Stella Twenty and Alice Montego: Meg Wynn Owen
Clarice and Ada: Priscilla Morgan
Tommy: Michael Bates

: 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

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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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