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: Play School

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.30)


Presenter: Angela Piper
Presenter: Paul Danquah
Storyteller: H. E. Todd

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Peter West, David Coleman report on the day's play from the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
On BBC-1 from 6.15
(to 18.15)


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: David Coleman

: News

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
With Mary McCarthy, John Betjeman, Anthony Burgess, Cyril Connolly.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Mary McCarthy
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
Production Assistant: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Many Happy Returns: The Woodsman

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

See page 37


Walter Burnley: John McGiver
Lynn Hall: Elena Verdugo
Perry: Brian Nash
Tim: Mike Barton
Mr. Ingram: James Lydon
Mrs. Ingram: Nan Leslie

: The Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau: Part 2: Plans for Vengeance

by Honore De Balzac.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Anthony Steven.
First transmission on Sunday


Author: Honore De Balzac
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven

: Horizon

Introduced by Colin Riach.

The programme includes:

The Brain Gain
Dr. Jacob Bronowski, who a year ago took up the deputy directorship of the Salk Institute in California, discusses with Tom Rosenthal his new activities and how he feels about working in the golden West.

The Sudden Night
The recent total eclipse of the sun was probably the most closely studied ever. With special film from the Pacific, Horizon examines what was done and why.

Learning to Speak
For the first time deaf children can see a visual pattern of their own attempts at speech. In the programme a new machine is shown which may revolutionise the teaching of speech and language to these handicapped children.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Interviewee (The Brain Gain): Dr. Jacob Bronowski
Interviewer (The Brain Gain): Tom Rosenthal
Film editor: Roy Fry
Producer: Ramsay Short
Producer: Peter Cantor.
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Studio director: Peter Smith
Presented by: Michael Latham
Series editor: G. Rattray Taylor

: The Likely Lads: A Star is Born

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
See page 37


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Jack: Donald McKillop
Cloughy: Bartlett Mullins
Blakey: Richard Moore
Rhona: Dilys Watling
Freddy: Bernard Spear
Mrs. Collier: Olive Milbourne

: Match of the Day

from Wimbledon
Jack Kramer brings you the best of Wimbledon, with recorded highlights of today's outstanding match in the All England Lawn Tennis Championships.


Presenter: Jack Kramer
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Brian Venner

: 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.

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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