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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Pamela Russell

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Brigid Brophy, John Bayley, Francis Hope, Angus Wilson.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Brigid Brophy
Panellist: John Bayley
Panellist: Francis Hope
Panellist: Angus Wilson
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, Ronald Howard
featuring Leon Thau


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 artist: Ronald Howard
[Actor]: Leon Thau

: Many Happy Returns: Little White Lies

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

To save Owen Sharp from an embarrassing situation, Walter offers to assume his identity. Unfortunately this creates further embarrassment.


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Owen Sharp: Russell Collins
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Mrs. Sharp: Elvia Allman
Marianna Bellini: Ilka Windish
Mr. Krockmeyer: Don Beddoe

: The Scarlet and the Black: Part 4: A Question of Style

by Stendhal.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Michael Barry.
Julien has secretly visited Louise while on the way to Paris to become secretary to the Marquis de la Mole. He arouses the interest of Mathilde de la Mole.
First transmission on Sunday


Author: Stendhal
Dramatised by: Michael Barry

: Enquiry

James Mossman and David Dimbleby report on major issues of the day.
A fortnightly investigation.


Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Film editor: John Walker
Director: Christopher Doll
Producer: David J. Webster

: Jazz 625

presenting the brilliant pianist and vibraharpist Victor Feldman in a session recorded during a recent visit to England by this young British musician who now works in America.
together with Rick Laird (bass), Ronnie Stephenson (drums)
and featuring guest artist Ronnie Scott
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
Victor Feldman appears by arrangement with Harold Davison


Pianist/vibraharpist: Victor Feldman
Bass: Rick Laird
Drummer: Ronnie Stephenson
Tenor saxophone/guest artist: Ronnie Scott
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

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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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