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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Rick Jones

: News

: Wheelbase: A Mews for Mechanics

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

Lancaster Mews has more motor mechanics and body-work repairers than any other street of its size in London. What is the secret behind this assembly of skill in a Bayswater backyard?


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Reporter: Robin Richards
Research: John Ebbrell
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Brian Robins

: Encounter

A conversation with people of power.
Encounter talks with The Soviet Ambassador His Excellency Aleksandr A. Soldatov.


Interviewee: His Excellency Aleksandr A. Soldatov
Director: Christopher Doll
Producer: David J. Webster

: Time Out

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

A Time for Honest Anger
A basement room... dimensions 10 ft. x 10 ft.... the home of an expectant mother, her two children, and her husband... rain comes through the window... rats... twenty-four people share the lavatory... the rent: £3 10s. a week.
"If this doesn't make your blood boil, read no further" say the advertisements of the Notting Hill Housing Trust - A group of people who include a barrister, two surveyors, two accountants, a tax expert, secretaries, a carpenter, and a historian. They spend their "leisure" exploding the myth "there is nothing to fight for in the 1960s."

221B Baker Street
Next Saturday, February 13, the musical Baker Street, based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, opens at the Broadway Theatre, New York. How do the members of London's Sherlock Society like this treatment of their hero?


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson
Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: Christopher Rainbow
Producer: Dick Gilling
Producer: Bob Dunean
Producer: Roy Harris
Cameraman: Eddie Best
Sound: Bill Searle
Film Editor: Bert Meadows
Film Editor: Les Newman
Film Editor: John House
Studio Director: William Fitzwater
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Many Happy Returns: It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog

A comedy film series.
Starring John McGiver as Walter Burnley, the complaints manager of a large department store.

Walter takes home a 'returned' puppy and his granddaughter's assumption that it is a present for her places him in an embarrassing situation.
See page 45


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Joan Randall: Elinor Donahue
Bob Randall: Mark Goddard
Laurie Randall: Andrea Sacino
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Harold Carson: Don Briggs

: Thursday Theatre: Naked Island

by Russell Braddon.
With Ray Barrett as Jacko, Alan White as Mum, Lewis Fiander as Ken, John Breslin as Oscar, Barry Lowe as Robbie, Burt Kwouk as Yamomoto and James Bolam as Magpie
See page 45


Writer: Russell Braddon
Script Editor: Rodney Gedye
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Gorrie
Jacko: Ray Barrett
Mum: Alan White
Ken: Lewis Fiander
Oscar: John Breslin
Robbie: Barry Lowe
Yamomoto: Burt Kwouk
Magpie: James Bolam

: 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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