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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: Outlook for Thursday: Mathematics in Action: Mathematics Applied: 4: Linear Programming

Mathematics used to find optimum conditions in a given industrial situation.
Introduced by Noel Williams.
Repeated next week For Schools


Presenter: Noel Williams
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.

: New Release: The Dead Days

A topical magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Alex Glasgow.

One writes about the dead days, the days that were your life, and fill you with emptiness, the places that you hare known and loved, and where your imagination is in some way or other.
A film about a young Irish novelist John McGahern who has just arrived in London, and whose latest book, The Dark, has recently been published in America and banned in Ireland.


Presenter: Alex Glasgow
Subject: John McGahern
Director: Leo Aylen
Director: John Mapplebeck
Director: Gavin Millar
Director: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: World Cinema: The Jester's Tale

The British premiere of a Czech film with English sub-titles.
Starring Petr Kostka, Emilie Vasaryova


Director: Karel Zeman
Petr: Petr Kostka
Lenka: Emilie Vasaryova
Matej: Miroslav Holub
Veronika: Valentina Thielova
Varga: Karel Effa

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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