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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Angela Piper
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Nancy Quayle

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Bernardine Bishop, John Betjeman, Anthony Burgess, Cyril Connolly.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Bernardine Bishop
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Anthony Burgess
Panellist: Cyril Connolly
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 artists, Clauda and Iris
featuring Peter Vernon and Ronnie Brody


Writer/Presenter: Eric Merriman
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 artists: Clauda and Iris
[Actor]: Peter Vernon
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody

: Many Happy Returns: Krockmeyer's Capers

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

Walter takes up golf and finds a $10,000 'prize' in his new golf bag.


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Bandit: Harvey Lembeck
Bandit: Robert Donner

: The Scarlet and the Black: Part 2: A Town in the Country

by Stendhal.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Michael Barry.
First transmission on Sunday
See page 42


Author: Stendhal
Dramatised by: Michael Barry

: Transatlantic Enquiry

The Early Bird satellite links two schools on either side of the Atlantic. Teachers and children from Birmingham in England meet teachers and children in Boston, Massachusetts.
A joint production with National Educational Television of the United States.
Reporters -
Boston: David Dimbleby for the BBC
Birmingham: John Fitch for N.E.T.


Reporter (Boston): David Dimbleby
Reporter (Birmingham): John Fitch
Direction (America): Greg Harney
Direction (Britain): Christopher Doll
Producer: Don Dixon
Producer: David J. Webster

: Jazz 625

Presenting the veteran New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis with Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band and Beryl Bryden.
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(George Lewis appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)
See page 43


Clarinettist: George Lewis
Musicians: Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band
Singer: Beryl Bryden
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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