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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Paul Danquah
Storyteller: Julian d'Albie

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Elizabeth Jane Howard, John Betjeman, Cyril Connolly, John Gross.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Cyril Connolly
Panellist: John Gross
Extracts read by: Richard Hurndall
Extracts read by: John Moffatt
Programme devised by: Brigid Brophy
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Director: 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, Michael Ward


Writer/presenter: Eric Merriman
Film cameraman: Alan Jonas
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
[Actor]: Michael Ward

: Many Happy Returns: Surprise Visit

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

Walter is ordered to fire one of his staff, but his plan to change Owen Sharp's mind almost gets them all fired.


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

: The Scarlet and the Black: Part 1: Low Estate

by Stendhal.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Michael Barry.
First transmission on Sunday
See page 15


Author: Stendhal
Dramatised by: Michael Barry

: Purpose in Partnership

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-1

: Horizon

Introduced by Colin Riach.

The Big Smoke
Nine years after the passing of the Clean Air Act, where do we stand? Scientists are gradually finding out why dirty air Is so harmful to ill persons.
With Dr. P.J. Lawther of Air Pollution Research Centre at St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

The Model Makers
Whenever the things they study are too big, too far off, or too hot to handle, scientists can make a model of these - but can they be sure their models truly represent reality?
With Rum Harre; Dr. Harry Rosenberg of the Clarendon Laboratory; Jack Hanson of the Royal Aircraft Establishment; Professor Roger Blin-Stoyle of Sussex University and Nike Arrighi.
Introduced by John Napier.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Speaker (The Big Smoke): Dr. P. J. Lawther
Panellist (The Model Makers): Rum Harre
Panellist (The Model Makers): Dr. Harry Rosenberg
Panellist (The Model Makers): Professor Roger Blin-Stoyle
Panellist (The Model Makers): Nike Arrighi
Item presenter (The Model Makers): John Napier
Studio director: Peter Smith
Producer: Richard Mason
Producer: Norman James
Presented by: Michael Latham
Series editor: G. Rattray Taylor

: Jazz 625 presenting: The Bill Evans Trio

The first of two appearances featuring this brilliant American pianist.
with Chuck Israel (bass) and Larry Bunker (drums).
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(The Bill Evans Trio appears by arrangement with Ronnie Scott Enterprises)


Pianist: Bill Evans
Bassist: Chuck Israel
Drummer: Larry Bunker
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: 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.

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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