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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marian Diamond, Terence Holland
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marian Diamond
Presenter: Terence Holland

: Outlook for Monday: The Thread of Life: 6: Nucleic Acid-The Information Carrier

An introduction to Molecular Biology by Dr. John Kendrew, F.R.S.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Dr. John Kendrew
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Impact: A Killing at Sundial

Written by Rod Serling.
A series of outstanding film dramas.
This week starring Stuart Whitman, Angie Dickinson, Melvyn Douglas

An oil-rich Indian returns to his hometown determined to avenge the lynching of his father.


Writer: Rod Serling
Billy Cole: Stuart Whitman
Pat Kunkel: Melvyn Douglas
Susan Kunkel: Angie Dickinson
Cagewa: Joseph Calleia

: The Vanishing Coast

Year by year more of our coastline is destroyed, its history and beauty lost for ever. Before this erosion is complete, something can and must be done.
Commentary by James Cameron.
Spoken by Stephen Murray.


Writer: James Cameron
Narrator: Stephen Murray
Director: Lewis McLeod
Producer: John Taylor

: Edinburgh International Festival

First of three orchestral concerts recorded in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts the Moscow Radio Orchestra in Schumann's Manfred Overture and Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the young Soviet pianist, Nicolai Petrov.
(Recorded on August 23)
(Nicolai Petrov, the Moscow Radio Orchestra, and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky appear by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Ltd.)
See page 20


Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Musicians: The Moscow Radio Orchestra
Pianist: Nicolai Petrov
Director: Brian Large

: Double Image: 3: Home and Away

by Alan Sharp.
A series of six interlinked plays and documentaries about the Pursuit of Happiness.

Which is nearer the truth - a man's recollection of happiness in boyhood, or a boy's expectation of happiness in manhood? Or are they both dreams?
"Oh aye, Son, I was for running away too when I was your age. I was for away doon south-where they grow the apples. Millions an' millions o' them hingin' on the trees, waitin' tae bi picked."
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Writer: Alan Sharp
Devised by: John Wilson
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer (Documentary): Philip Donnellan
Director (Documentary): Dennis Postle
Producer (Play): Ronald Mason
Director (Play): Robin Midgley
Mrs. Bradley: Irene Sunters
Mr. Bradley: Ewan Hooper
Harry: Andrew Robertson

: 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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