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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Aline Gunn
Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Gordon Rollings

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. New Zealand

from the County Ground, Worcester. First day's play.

(to 18.35)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Mary McCarthy, John Betjeman, Lord David Cecil, John Gross.


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

: Call It What You Like

Written and presented by Eric Merriman.
A sort of television show!
Starring June Whitfield and Gwendolyn Watts, Tony Tanner and Joe Melia
Guest artist, Peter Haigh
Featuring Frank Thornton


Writer/Presenter: Eric Merriman
Staged by: Lennie Mayne
Musical director: Peter Knight
Designer: Martin Johnson
Designer: Leo Austin
Producer: John Street
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actor]: Tony Tanner
[Actor]: Joe Melia
Guest artist: Peter Haigh
[Actor]: Frank Thornton

: Liza of Lambeth: Part 2: Guilt

by W. Somerset Maugham.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in two parts by Harry Green.
Liza, unable to understand the fancy of her neighbours for love and marriage, has fallen passionately in love with Jim Blakeston.
First transmission on Sunday


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Harry Green

: Thinking About People

David Steel, M.P., David Evans
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party.
Also on BBC-1


Speaker: David Steel
Speaker: David Evans

: Many Happy Returns: Diamond

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

Walter gets an opportunity to display his talents when he plays Cupid and an English butler at the same time.


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Eddie Benson: Tommy Rettig
Jennifer Rogers: Gigi Perreau
The Count: Francisco Ortega

: Enquiry: Austria - The Great Survivor

Written and directed by James Mossman.
It is ten years since Russia and the West withdrew their troops from Austria. Vienna, once the hub of the great Habsburg empire, is now the capital of a small neutral state. There is not much glory now, but Austria, clenched in the centre of Europe, has survived.
BBC film


Writer/Director: James Mossman
Cameraman: Erik Durschmied
Film Editor: John Walker
Producer: David J. Webster

: Jazz 625 presenting: Dixieland Revisited

A new look at some of the older jazz tunes by Ronnie Ross (bari sax), Art Ellefson (tenor sax), Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet), Keith Christie (trombone), Bill Le Sage (piano), Spike Heatley (bass), Allan Ganley (drums).
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.


Baritone sax: Ronnie Ross
Tenor sax: Art Ellefson
Trumpeter: Jimmy Deuchar
Trombonist: Keith Christie
Pianist: Bill Le Sage
Bass player: Spike Heatley
Drummer: Allan Ganley
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: 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

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.

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