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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Gerald Young
Presenter: Terence Holland
Presenter: Virginia Stride

: News

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
with Adelaide Hall, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Peter Redgrove, John Betjeman.
Spike Milligan is appearing in 'Son of Oblomov' at the Comedy Theatre, London


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Adelaide Hall
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Peter Redgrove
Poet: John Betjeman
Producer: John Furness

: Horizon

The Stargazers
An observatory hundreds of miles above the earth.
Astronomy has come a long way since Isaac Newton saw an apple fall 298 years ago and formulated the law of universal gravitation. This year America plans to launch an observatory into space to map the universe and try to discover clues to the creation of stars. There are other plans for a new giant telescope to be financed by Britain and Australia.

Corps Profond
A prize-winning film about the biology of the human body.


Script: Gordon Thomas
Film editor: Roy Fry
Assistant producer: Robert Symes
Producer: Michael Latham

: The Ambassadors: Part 1: Arrival

by Henry James.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in three parts by Denis Constanduros.
First transmission on Sunday


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros

: Conservative Challenge

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Also on BBC-1

: Night Train to Surbiton: Episode 2

A serial in six episodes written by John Chapman.
Starring Nicholas Parsons, Peter Jones, Eleanor Summerfield
with John G. Heller, John Bluthal
On the night train to Surbiton, Guy Bretherton and Matthew Pilbeam discover a corpse. Despite their efforts to explain to the authorities, no one will believe them-for meanwhile the corpse has vanished.


Writer: John Chapman
Original music composed and conducted by: Norman Percival
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Bill Harris
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Produced and directed by: Bryan Sears
Guy Bretherton: Nicholas Parsons
Matthew Pilbeam: Peter Jones
Ward: John Bluthal
Frobisher: John G. Heller
The Voice: Ernst Ulman
Patrolman: George Lee
Police Sergeant: Cameron Hall
Hester Pilbeam: Eleanor Summerfield
Martinez: David Grahame

: Professional Boxing: Ten-round International Heavyweight Contest

Chic Calderwood, Light-Heavyweight Champion of Great Britain v. Freddie Mack U.S.A.
A broadcast from the Alex Griffith promotion at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.


Boxer: Chic Calderwood
Boxer: Freddie Mack
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Philip Lewis

: 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.

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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