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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Eileen Colwell
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: Eileen Colwell

: Outlook for Wednesday: Discovery and Experience: 3: Our Own Music

A series about Primary School children for parents, teachers, and students.

Children begin to experiment with musical instruments in nursery or infant school. From this there is a natural progress to creating their own rhythm, melody, and harmony, and to setting their own poetry to music.
From the West


Consultant and commentator: Walter Drabble
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Robert Morley with Two Guests and Frank Muir with Marjorie Proops, Eric Sykes.
Referee, Robin Ray


Team captain: Robert Morley
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Marjorie Proops
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Referee: Robin Ray
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Man Alive

Tragedy... Happiness... Strain... Achievement...
A weekly film series which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives. They may be the people who live next door or the people you read about in the papers. They are the people involved in the human issues of today...


Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter/Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Jazz 625

Presenting veteran American pianist Willie 'The Lion' Smith one of the originators of the 'Harlem stride' style with Brian Brocklehurst (bass) and Lennie Hastings (drums).
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.


Pianist: Willie 'The Lion' Smith
Bass: Brian Brocklehurst
Drummer: Lennie Hastings
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1942: Song of the Islands

1942: The Pin-Up Girl Betty Grable in Song of the Islands
with Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell


Director: Walter Lang
Producer: William Le Baron
Musical director: Alfred Newman
Songs by: Mack Gordon
Songs by: Harry Owen
Eileen O'Brien: Betty Grable
Jefferson Harper: Victor Mature
Rusty Smith: Jack Oakie
Dennis O'Brien: Thomas Mitchell
Harper: George Barbier
Palola's Father: Billy Gilbert
Palola: Hilo Hattie
Palola's Cousin: Lillian Porter
John Rodney: Hal K. Dawson

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell and whoever turns up.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
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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