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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Elvi Hale
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: Outlook for Thursday: Mathematics in Action: 8: Experimental Design

How can we choose a random sample of fifty from the people of London? Put the ten million names in a hat and lucky dip for fifty? This is tried, but it is impractical. An analysis leads to random numbers.
Presented by Stewart Gartside.
Repeated next week For Schools


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: The Jack Benny Programme

A comedy film series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny
who finds this week's guest Milton Berle a bit of a handful!


Himself: Jack Benny
Comedian/guest: Milton Berle

: Man Alive: The Man Who Started the War

On August 31, 1939, Alfred Naujocks received a telephone call from Nazi Secret Service headquarters. The message 'Grandmother Dead' triggered off an incident on the Polish border which was to change the face of Europe.
After twenty-six years of silence, Naujocks gives his version of the part he played in this event which started World War II.


Writer: Gordon Thomas
Subject: Alfred Naujocks
Producer: Jeremy James
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Love in Triplicate

by Robert Storey.
Starring Bob Monkhouse as Stephen Watson, Joan Sims as Jill Watson, Jacqueline Ellis as Myra Briggs
See page 45


Writer: Robert Storey
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: George Foa
Stephen Watson: Bob Monkhouse
Jill Watson: Joan Sims
Myra Briggs: Jacqueline Ellis

: Show of the Week: Count Basie and his Orchestra

Count Basie and his Orchestra in a programme by this great American band featuring some of its most successful hits over the years.
Including: April in Paris, Jumpin' at the Woodside, Li'l Darlin', 1 O'Clock Jump, Whirly Bird
Count Baste and his Orchestra appear by arrangement with Harold Davison and Norman Granz


Musicians: Count Basie and his Orchestra
Production: Terry Henebery

: Buddenbrooks: Part 2: Homecoming

by Thomas Mann.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in seven parts by Jack Pulman.
First shown on Saturday
See page 4


Author: Thomas Mann
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman

: 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

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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