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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales
(to 11.25)

: Outlook for Wednesday: Let's Make Music: 2: Orchestral Brass

A series of ten programmes about musical instruments - the people who play them -
the music they play.
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Victor Poole

: A World of Song

with The George Mitchell Choir.

(Dai Francis is now appearing in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at The Victoria Palace, London)


Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Musical direction and arrangements by: Robert de Cormier
Soloist: Dai Francis
Soloist: Ted Darling
Soloist: Julia Whitaker
Soloist: Freddy Williams
Words read by: Julian Glover
Staged by: Douglas Squires
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: Man Alive: Mafia

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.

This week: Mafia
The oldest criminal organisation in the world. With its roots in the poverty and misery of Sicily, with its twentieth-century manifestation in the waterfront rackets and drug-smuggling gangs of America. For more than 300 years Mafia has plagued the forces of law and order. After a new purge, many of the alleged leaders will be brought to trial this autumn. But will this finish the Mafia? Will its power ever be broken?
Report by Desmond Wilcox.


Reporter: Christopher Brasher.
Reporter: Angela Huth
Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: John Percival
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter/Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1941: Charley's Aunt

The Jack Benny version of Charley's Aunt.
Starring Jack Benny
with Kay Francis, Edmund Gwenn, Anne Baxter, James Ellison
and Laird Cregar

See page 33


Director: Archie Mayo
Producer: William Perlberg
Screenplay by: George Seaton
From the play by: Brandon Thomas
Babbs: Jack Benny
Donna Lucia: Kay Francis
Jack Cheaney: James Ellison
Amy Spettigue: Anne Baxter
Stephen Spettigue: Edmund Gwenn
Mr. Redcliffe: Reginald Owen
Sir Francis Cheaney: Laird Cregar
Kitty Verdun: Arleen Whelan
Charley Wykeham: Richard Hadyn
Brassett: Ernest Cossart
Harley Stafford: Morton Lowry
Babberly: Lionel Papi
Messenger: Will Stanton
Elderly man: Montague Shaw
Spectator: Claud Allister
Spectator: William Austin
Octogenarian: Maurice Cass

: Jazz 625 presenting: The Modern Jazz Quartet

playing the Blues.
John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraharp), Percy Heath (bass), Connie Kay (drums)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(The Modern Jazz Quartet appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Pianist: John Lewis
Vibraharp: Milt Jackson
Bassist: Percy Heath
Drummer: Connie Kay
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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.

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