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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: H. E. Todd
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Mary McCarthy, Anthony Blond, Anthony Burgess, Lord David Cecil.

See page 44


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Mary McCarthy
Panellist: Anthony Blond
Panellist: Anthony Burgess
Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Extracts read by: Richard Hurndall
Extracts read by: John Moffatt
Programme devised by: Brigid Brophy
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production team: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: The Airbase: A Young Man's Fancy

A new comedy series by John Briley.
[Starring] David Healy, David Kelsey, Eddie Matthews
also starring Alan Gifford as Colonel Hoggart
David Kelsey and Charles West are in 'Robert and Elizabeth' at the Lyric, London
See page 44


Writer: John Briley
Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by: Bill McGuffie
Costumes supervised by: Michael Endacott
Make-up: Anna Jones
Designer: Richard Hunt
Production: Douglas Moodie
Colonel Hoggart: Alan Gifford
Helen Arkwright: Araby Lockhart
Staff Sergeant Miller: David Healy
Vicar: Charles West
Squadron Leader Heatherton: David Kelsey
Sergeant (W) Watts: Mitzi Rogers
Mr. Warren: Sidney Vivian
Mrs. Warren: Joan Geary
Janet Warren: Katy Wild
Airman Ricks: Eddie Matthews
Carol: Judy Huxtable
Marie Lawrence: Eugenie Cavanagh
Rusty: Carole Lawrence

: Many Happy Returns: Taming of the Beast

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


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Lynn Hall: Elena Verdugo
Harry Price: Richard Collier
Wilma Fritter: Jesslyn Fax
Owen Sharp: Russell Collins
Virgil Slamm: Arte Johnson

: Horizon

Introduced by Colin Riach.

Search for the Original Mind
At Sevenoaks School an unusual experiment in developing originality in boys is under way. Can creative ability be taught or is it inherited?
with Gerd Sommerhoff of Sevenoaks Schools, Dr. Liam Hudson the psychologist
Postponed from April 14

The ABC of War: The Pugwash Conference 1965
Since 1957 scientists have been meeting annually to discuss how they can help in reducing the risk of science being used to intensify the horrors of war - atomic, biological, or chemical. This year's meeting has just taken place in Venice.
Including: Professor J. Rotblat, Bertrand Russell, O.M.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Speaker (Search for the Original Mind): Gerd Sommerhoff
Speaker (Search for the Original Mind): Dr. Liam Hudson
Speaker (The ABC of War): Professor J. Rotblat
Speaker (The ABC of War): Bertrand Russell
Film editor: Roy Fry
Film director: Peter Cantor
Film director: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Jill Wood
Producer: Peter Stone
Presented by: Michael Latham
Series editor: G. Rattray Taylor

: Conservative Challenge

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

: Liza of Lambeth: Part 1: Innocence

by W. Somerset Maugham.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in two parts by Harry Green.
First transmission on Sunday


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Harry Green

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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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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