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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
(On BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 10.0)
(to 11.25)

: Cricket: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI

A further visit to Scarborough to see the closing stages of the second day's play.
(to 18.05)

: Outlook for Thursday: The Science of Man: From Egg to Adult: 7: First Steps

A course in human biology.

The early development of the baby.
Dr. J.A. Davis, Institute of Child Health, London.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Dr. J.A. Davis
Director: Nat Taylor
Editor: James McCloy

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Gwen Verdon, John Astin, D'Aldo Romano 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: Gwen Verdon
Guest: John Astin
Guest: D'Aldo Romano
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: Steve Binder

: Notes on Music

The last of four programmes about some problems facing the performer.
Devised and introduced by Antony Hopkins.
Bartok: Sonata for two pianos and percussion
John Ogdon (piano), Brenda Lucas (piano)
with Harry Massey (timpani), David Greenwood (percussion), Michael Blakey (percussion)


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Pianist: John Ogdon
Pianist: Brenda Lucas
Timpani: Harry Massey
Percussionist: David Greenwood
Percussionist: Michael Blakey
Director: Peter Rorke

: World Cinema: A tribute to Andrzej Munk: Man on the Track

The British premiere of Man on the Track
A Polish film with English sub-titles.

Soon after dismissal, the old engine-driver Orzechowski is run over by his own train. Did he die a hero or a saboteur?
See page 39


Director: Andrzej Munk
Orzechowski: Kazimierz Opalinski
Tuszka: Zygmunt MacIejewski
Saiata: Zygmunt Zintel
Zapora: Zygmunt Listkiewicz
Nowak: Roman Klosowski

: 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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