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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.25)


Storyteller: George Melly
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Barry Wilsher

: News

: Royal International Horse Show: The Queen Elizabeth II Cup

direct from the White City.
Tonight: The Queen Elizabeth II Cup
An international event in which lady riders compete for their premier award.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Alan Weeks

: The Count of Monte Cristo: Episode 2: The Chateau d'If

by Alexandre Dumas.
dramatised in twelve episodes by Anthony Steven.

M. de Villefort defends his position and offers Edmond kindly advice.
First shown on BBC-1


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music composed and conducted by: Roberto Gerhard
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Ted Walter
Costumes supervised by: Dorothea Wallace
Make-up supervised by: Sheila Cassidy
Story editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Mary Rea
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Edmond Dantes: Alan Badel
Mercedes: Natasha Parry
Fernand: Philip Madoc
Caderousse: Michael Robbins
Marquis de St. Meran: George Curzon
Marquise de St. Meran: Valerie Taylor
Renee: Alexandra Bastedo
Villefort: Michael Gough
Morrel: Anthony Newlands
Danglars: Morris Perry
Magistrate: Steven Scott
Police officer: Jonathan Scott
First Gendarme: Artro Morris
Second Gendarme: Gertan Klauber
Jailer: Graham Ashley
Porter: Edwin Finn
Corporal: Walter Randall
Sentry: Redmond Bailey
Jailer at Chateau d'If: Michael Miller

: The Bing Crosby Show: The Education of Bing Collins

A new comedy film series with a built-in song.
Starring Bing as Mr. Collins, the family man
and Beverly Garland as his wife
Guest star, Macdonald Carey

The Education of Bing Collins ...teaches everyone a thing or two!
See facing page


Mr. Collins: Bing Crosby
his wife: Beverly Garland
with: children,
Joyce: Carol Faylen
Janice: Diane Sherry
and: neighbour,
Willie: Frank McHugh
Guest star: Macdonald Carey

: The Likely Lads: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
featuring Sheila Fearn as Audrey
Others taking part include: Olive Milbourne, Ruth Kettlewell, Lucy Griffiths, Tracy Rogers


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Sound: Dick Chamberlain
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Costume Supervisor: Ursula Reid
Make-up Supervisor: Monica Ludkin
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Mrs. Collier: Olive Milbourne
Aunt Peggy: Ruth Kettlewell
Aunt Hannah: Lucy Griffiths
Elaine: Tracy Rogers

: The Italia Prize: Willem Van Saeftinghe

Tonight's prize-winning programme from Belgium.

A television opera by Frederik Devreese.
with English sub-titles
This opera by a young Belgian composer was the prize-winner in the music section. The story is based on a historical character, the monk Willem Van Saeftinghe.
See page 12


Composer: Frederik Devreese
Libretto: Jean Francis

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Bernardine Bishop, Anthony Blond, John Gross, Angus Wilson.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Bernardine Bishop
Panellist: Anthony Blond
Panellist: John Gross
Panellist: Angus Wilson
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

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Later 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.

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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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