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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
See facing page
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Outlook for Thursday: Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 1: Mathematical Models

How they compare with physical models, how they are set up, and why they are useful.
Introduced by Professor John Crank.
(Repeated next week For Schools)


Presenter: Professor John Crank
Producer: John Cain

: All-Star Golf

A filmed series of matches between leading professionals played on some of America's most famous and challenging courses.

: Portrait of a Happy Man: Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

Written and directed by John Drummond.
The second of a new series of illustrated studies setting the music in its historical context.
His piano music played by Lilian Kallir.
His life recalled from letters and drawings of the period.
(Next programme, Chopin: May 5)


Writer/Director: John Drummond
Pianist: Lilian Kallir
Narration: David Spenser

: World Cinema: The Cranes are Flying

A Russian film with English sub-titles.
Starring Tatiana Samoilova, Alexei Batalov
See page 55


Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Veronica: Tatiana Samoilova
Boris: Alexei Batalov
Mark: A. Shvorin
Fyodor Ivanovich: Vasily Merkuryev
Irina: S. Kharitonova
Stepan: V. Zubkov

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean

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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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