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: Play School: Ideas Day

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

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Fourth Test Match

First day's play at Headingley.
On BBC-1 and BBC Wales from 6.5
See page 39
(to 18.05)

: Outlook for Thursday: The Science of Man: From Egg to Adult: 2: The Germ Cells

A course in human biology.

The human sperm, the egg, and the menstrual cycle.
Dr. G.I.M. Swyer, University College Hospital Medical School, London
(First shown on BBC-1)

For the Deaf
Synopses are available for these forthcoming plays on BBC-1: for adults: The Troubleshooters - 'What's Yours is Mine' (August 6); 'Troubled Waters' (August 13); 'The Bigger They Are' (August 20); Adam Adamant Lives! - 'To Set a Deadly Fashion' (August 11); The Final Sacrifice (August 18); 'Music to Murder By' (August 25); 'The Doomsday Plan' (September 1); 'King of the River - 'Down River to Glory' (August 17); 'Notice to Quit' (August 31). Write to [address removed], marking the envelopes Plays.


Presenter: Dr. G.I.M. Swyer
Director: Nat Taylor
Editor: James McCloy

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Cyril Ritchard, Eddie Arnold entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Cyril Ritchard
Singer: Eddie Arnold
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Performer: Joyce van Patten
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:
It Began in Brighton
- where some fragments of the earliest known films have recently come to light which changed the history of the cinema. This is the story of the men who made them and how they were re-discovered.
The British Film Institute have just opened their first regional cinema in Brighton where they have been showing these films.


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

: World Cinema: The Sheep Has Five Legs

A French film with English sub-titles.
Starring Fernandel as Edouard Saint Forget and his sons Alain, Bernard, Charles, Desire and Etienne

The fortieth anniversary of the birth of famous quintuplets approaches, and an official celebration is planned at which all of them must be present. Fernandel's performance (or should it be performances?) as all five brothers and also as their father is a brilliant and hilarious tour-de-force.
See page 39


Director: Henri Verneuil
Edouard Saint Forget/Alain/Bernard/Charles/Desire/Etienne: Fernandel

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion 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

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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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