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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

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

(to 11.25)

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

Fifth day's play at The Oval.

(to 17.35)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Outlook for Tuesday: Home Cooking: 5: Grills and Poultry

A personal approach by Fanny Cradock.
Ten programmes to encourage beginners, and to help competent cooks to revitalise the family meals.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Beryl Radley

: International Cabaret

Kenneth Williams introduces:
Tonight's star from Latin America, Abbe Lane; from France, Jocelyne Lux and Claude Rex and Les Farfadets; from London, The Morgan-James Duo
The music of I Perugini
See page 27


Presenter/Special Material: Kenneth Williams
Singer: Abbe Lane
Acrobat: Jocelyne Lux
Acrobat: Claude Rex
Mime act: Les Farfadets
Singers: The Morgan-James Duo
Musicians: I Perugini
The cabaret orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Associate: Roger Webb
Special Material: John Law
Design: Mel Cornish
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Adventures of Mr. Magoo: Long John Silver: Part 1

In which the famous cartoon character portrays famous characters from literature.
This week: Long John Silver in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
featuring the voice of Jim Backus as Mr. Magoo
A U.P.A. cartoon


Mr. Magoo (voice): Jim Backus

: Women, Women, Women: My Sister's Keeper

A series of fourteen films looking at women in Britain today - their lives and their attitudes.

The officers at Styal Prison for women, near Manchester, are dealing with women sentenced for all types of offence. Few of the public have any idea what prison work involves, because only a tiny proportion of them will ever see inside the gates of a gaol.
Isabella McWilliam is the founding governor of Styal, Nancy Holroyd is one of her assistant governors. This film looks at their lives.
See page 27


Subject: Isabella McWilliam
Subject: Nancy Holroyd
Director: Charles Denton
Executive producer: Brian Lewis

: Mr. John Jorrocks: Episode 5: 'Now that we are worshipful, it becomes us to be grave and respectable looking'

A second chance to see this dramatisation in eight parts by Michael Voysey.
Based on the works of R.S. Surtees.
[Starring] Jimmy Edwards in The Hunting, Eating, Eccentric, Extravagant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen, Mr. John Jorrocks
with Angela Baddeley as Mrs. Jorrocks
(First shown on Saturday)


Based on the works by: R.S. Surtees
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Peter Dews
Mr. John Jorrocks: Jimmy Edwards
Mrs. Jorrocks: Angela Baddeley

: The Art Game

A whodunnit for art-lovers.
Robert Erskine, John Hale, William Thomson, Joe Tilson identify works of art and talk about them.
Chairman, Robert Hughes


Panellist: Robert Erskine
Panellist: John Hale
Panellist: William Thomson
Panellist: Joe Tilson
Chairman: Robert Hughes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow and guests also Philip Jenkinson with more film requests.
Letters to Philip Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-Up, [address removed]


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Item presenter (Film Requests): Philip Jenkinson

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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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