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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
(to 11.25)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler
Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Brian Cant

: News

: The Count of Monte Cristo: Episode 3: The Abbe Faria

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

King Louis XVIII is alarmed and Edmond's hopes are raised.
(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
Corporal: Walter Randall
Jailer: Michael Miller
Sentry: Redmond Bailey
Louis XVIII: Peter Stephens
Due de Blacas: Julian Sherrier
Baron Dandre: Peter Collingwood
ViIlefort: Michael Gough
Prison Governor: Charles Carson
Prison Inspector: Vernon Dobtcheff
Abbe Faria: John Wentworth
Fernand: Philip Madoc

: The Bing Crosby Show: Flashback

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

...ah, happy days!


Mr. Collins: Bing Crosby
his wife: Beverly Garland
Children - Joyce: Carol Faylen
Children - Janice: Diane Sherry
Neighbour - Willie: Frank McHugh

: It's Not Me - It's Them!

A new comedy series by Donald Churchill.
Starring Donald Churchill as Albert Curfew
with Norman Bird as Mr. Partridge
and Jack Bligh, Ken Parry, George Betton, Amy Dalby, Donald Pickering, Erica Rogers


Writer: Donald Churchill
Signature Music: Norman Symonds
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Incidental music conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: Graeme Muir
Albert Curfew: Donald Churchill
Mr. Partridge: Norman Bird
[Actor]: Jack Bligh
[Actor]: Ken Parry
[Actor]: George Betton
[Actress]: Amy Dalby
[Actor]: Donald Pickering
[Actress]: Erica Rogers

: The Italia Prize: Antigone

Tonight's programme from Czechoslovakia.

An opera by Isa Krejci.


Composer: Isa Krejci
Prologue: Radovan Luravsky
Antigone.sung by: Ivana Mixova
Antigone acted by: Luka Rubanicova
Creon: Dalibor Jedlicka
Haemon sung by: Beno Blachut
Haemon acted by: Vit Olmer
Tiresias: Eduard Haken
Messenger sung by: Jaroslav Striska
Messenger acted by: K. Kmoch
Dancer: Karel Vrtiska

: Go Ahead Year

The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden, C.B.E., M.P., Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-1


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden

: Horizon

Introduced by Colin Riach.

Science Fiction: Science Fact?
Is all science fiction merely fantasy - or can it give valuable clues to the future?
Those taking part include:
Hugo Gernsback, publisher of the world's first science fiction magazine
Sam Moskowitz, historian of science fiction
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer and electronics engineer
Isaac Asimov, biochemist, who wrote Caves of Steel recently dramatized on BBC-2
Dr. John R. Pierce, science fiction writer and director of Electronics Research, Bell Telephone Laboratory
Stanford Neal, manager of the Advanced Technology Laboratories of General Electric U.S.A.

Alone and Unarmed
A discussion between Desmond Morris and the ethologist George Schaller.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Panellist (Science Fiction: Science Fact?): Hugo Gernsback
Panellist (Science Fiction: Science Fact?): Sam Moskowitz
Panellist (Science Fiction: Science Fact?): Arthur C. Clarke
Panellist (Science Fiction: Science Fact?): Isaac Asimov
Panellist (Science Fiction: Science Fact?): Dr. John R. Pierce
Panellist (Science Fiction: Science Fact?): Stanford Neal
Interviewer (Alone and Unarmed): Desmond Morris
Interviewee (Alone and Unarmed): George Schaller
Film Cameraman: Karl Kummels
Film Editor: Roy Fry
Studio Director: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Ramsay Short
Producer: Peter Loizos
Presented by: Michael Latham
Series Editor: G. Rattray Taylor

: Take It or Leave It

Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Elizabeth Jane Howard, Francis Hope, Angus Wilson, Francis Wyndham.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Panellist: Francis Hope
Panellist: Angus Wilson
Panellist: Francis Wyndham
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

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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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