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: Play School: Science Day

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

(to 11.25)

: Outlook for Friday: The Making of America: 5: The Road to War

Written and introduced by Professor Bell Wiley.

In the 1850s, split by the issue of slavery, the Northern and the Southern States drew apart. Could the Union have been saved?
(First shown on BBC-1)


Writer/Presenter: Professor Bell Wiley
Reader: Michael Kane
Reader: Philip Oxman
Singers: The Islanders
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Out of the Unknown: Thirteen to Centaurus

by J. G. Ballard.
Dramatised by Stanley Miller.
A second showing of strange stories from the world of science fiction.
Starring Donald Houston, Noel Johnson, John Abineri, Robert James and James Hunter


Author: J.G. Ballard
Dramatised by: Stanley Miller
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Designer: Trevor Williams
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Peter Potter
Captain Peters: Lionel Stevens
Dr. Francis: Donald Houston
Zenna Peters: Carla Challoner
Abel Granger: James Hunter
Matthias Granger: John Moore
Mrs. Granger: Joyce Donaldson
Sarah Granger: Janet Gallagher
Mrs. Peters: Wendy Johnson
Matthew Peters: Karl Lanchbury
Jeremiah Baker: Peter Bennett
Mrs. Baker: Christine Lander
Mark Baker: Roy Hills
Ruth Baker: Janet Fairhead
Sergeant Burke: Robert Russell
Captain Sanger: John Line
Colonel Chalmers: John Abineri
General Short: Noel Johnson
Dr. Kersh: Robert James

: The Extravagant Story of the Motor Car: Part 2: Any Colour You Like as long as it is Black 1918-1930

Written by Richard Hough, Michael Frostick and Brian Robins.
Four weekly Wheelbase programmes looking back over eighty years of international motoring.

William Morris pioneered mass production in Britain in the 1920s. In tonight's programme Sir Miles Thomas takes a new look at the life of the Oxford cycle-shopkeeper who became Lord Nuffield, millionaire and philanthropist.
In America in the 1920s Henry Ford was making the model 'T' by the million; Campbell, Eyston, and Seagrave were breaking the land speed record; and Mary Pickford and Al Capone had the most extravagant cars in the world.
(Next Friday: Part 3 - Sliding roof £5 extra (1930-39))


Writer: Richard Hough
Writer: Michael Frostick
Writer/Directed and produced by: Brian Robins

: The Virginian: Run Quiet

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian

A deaf mute who can neither read nor write finds it impossible to prove his innocence when he is wrongly accused of murder.


The Virginian: James Drury
Steve: Gary Clarke
Judd: Clu Gulager
Ruth: Gail Kobe
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott
Beldon: L.Q. Jones

: 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.

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