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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Man Discovers His Past: 4: From Savagery to Civilisation

Some of the most remarkable and richest archaeological finds have been those that revealed man's barbarian past.
Glyn Daniel continues the story of how our knowledge of early man spread beyond the borders of the first civilisations.
First shown on BBC-1


Narrator: Glyn Daniel
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: World Cinema: Leon Morin, Priest

A French film with English sub-titles.
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuele Riva
The story of a rural priest and an unbelieving young widow.

A film of which the Press said: "A hauntingly beautiful film... A rare and wonderful experience in the cinema... A subtle, profoundly sincere study of a woman's conversion to religion... A film which strengthens its hold on you... A remarkable film"


Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Lion Morin: Jean-Paul Belmondo
Barny: Emmanuele Riva
Christine: Irene Tunc
Sabine: Nicole Mirel
Edelman: Marco Behar

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests Robert Vaughn, Michel Legrand entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Robert Vaughn
Pianist: Michel Legrand
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Bill Foster

: New Release

A topical magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Alex Glasgow.
Tonight's edition includes:

Jennie Lee, M.P.
An interview with Britain's 'Minister for the Arts'.
Six Pounds a Week
This is the average Income of a great majority of authors who are writers by profession. A recent pamphlet from the Authors' Society asks What Are Writers Worth? New Release investigates.


Presenter: Alex Glasgow
Interviewee: Jennie Lee
Director: John Mapplebeck
Director: Gavin Millar
Director: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


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