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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Colin Jeavons

: Outlook for Thursday: Mathematics in Action: 9: Correlation

Does stress cause coronary thrombosis? A statistician can analyse the data to show there is an association, and this is the idea of correlation. But to interpret the association as a cause and effect can lead to nonsense.
Presented by Stewart Gartside.
Repeated next week for Schools


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Director: Alan G. Bell
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: The Jack Benny Programme

A comedy film series starring the master comedian with the mean streak Jack Benny whose guest this week Bobby Darin is given personal tuition for the leading role in a film of the life and times of the master comedian with the mean streak!


Himself: Jack Benny
Guest: Bobby Darin

: Man Alive: The Has-Beens

Third of a new weekly series concerned with people and the challenges they are confronting.

Years ago they were champions-headline news and sporting heroes. But now?
This programme traces some of the great boxing champions of the past. Some are happily employed-some live in the shadow of ill-health and ring punishment-and some have contributed to their own tragedies.
See page 50


Reporter: Denzil Batchelor
Producer: Phil Pilley
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Application Form

by Hugh Whitemore.
with Denholm Elliott as The Interviewer, Donal Donnelly as The Applicant
See page 50


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Piers Haggard
The Interviewer: Denholm Elliott
The Applicant: Donal Donnelly

: Show of the Week: Tony Bennett sings

The famous American recording, television, and cabaret star presents a programme of his own songs during a recent visit to London for BBC Television with The Ralph Sharon Trio and Bobby Hackett.
Special guest, Annie Ross
First shown on BBC-1


Singer: Tony Bennett
Musicians: The Ralph Sharon Trio
Musician: Bobby Hackett
Singer: Annie Ross
The Orchestra directed by: Ralph Sharon
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: Buddenbrooks: Part 3: Children's Day

by Thomas Mann.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in seven parts by Jack Pulman.
Christian has returned to the family business. Tony's marriage has ended in bankruptcy and divorce.
First shown on Saturday


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

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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.

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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