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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Ted Moult
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
With Bernardine Bishop, Kingsley Amis, Anthony Burgess, Francis Hope.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Bernardine Bishop
Panellist: Kingsley Amis
Panellist: Anthony Burgess
Panellist: Francis Hope
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


Writer/Presenter: Eric Merriman
Musical Director: Peter Knight
Designer: Martin Johnson
Designer: Leo Austin
Director: William Stewart
Producer: John Street
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actor]: Tony Tanner
[Actor]: Joe Melia

: Many Happy Returns: Date for Walter

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

To enable Joe to have some time alone with his girl friend, Walter arranges to take out the girl's mother -with embarrassing results.


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Joe Foley: Mickey Manners
Lynn Hall: Elena Verdugo
Wilma Fritter: Jesslyn Fax
Harry Price: Richard Collier
Marilyn Walsh: Shirley Bonne
Mrs. Walsh: Alice Pearce

: The Scarlet and the Black: Part 5: A Man of Intelligence

by Stendhal.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Michael Barry.
Julien has visited London on a diplomatic mission for the Marquis. He has become Mathilde's lover and as a result she has treated him with proud contempt.
(First transmission on Sunday)


Author: Stendhal
Dramatised by: Michael Barry

: Horizon

Introduced by Colin Riach.
The programme includes:

Men and Sharks
In the shark-pens of the Lerner Marine Laboratory in the Bahamas, Professor Perry Gilbert of Cornell is studying the biology of captured sharks. Among his aims: to find means of protection against shark attacks in open water.

Sir Henry Dale, O.H., F.R.S.
The eminent physiologist, who celebrates his ninetieth birthday today, looks back on his first discovery sixty years ago.

See page 35


Presenter: Colin Riach
Expert (Men and Sharks): Professor Perry Gilbert
Subject/item presenter: Sir Henry Dale
Film editor: Roy Fry
Film editor: Richard Sidwell
Producer: Ramsay Short
Producer: Philip Daly
Presented by: Peter Smith
Series editor: G. Rattray Taylor

: Jazz 625

Presenting the first television performance of The Zodiac Variations
Composed by Johnny Dankworth
Featuring guest stars from America Clark Terry (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)
and The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Composer: Johnny Dankworth
Trumpeter: Clark Terry
Trombonist: Bob Brookmeyer
Musicians: The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
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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