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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Miranda Connell, Wally Whyton
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Wally Whyton
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Graphics: Paul Birkbeck
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Scriptwriter: Barry Wilsher
Director: Daphne Jones
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: Roman Britain: 4: The Countryside

The first chapter in British history told through recent archaeological discoveries by Barry Cunliffe.

The farming landlords formed Britain's economic backbone; their legacy-the villa with its mosaic floors.
From the West


Presenter: Barry Cunliffe
Producer: John Irving

: News Summary

: A Fight to Remember

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.

When Joe Louis first met Bob Pastor he was not yet champion and Pastor became the first man to go the distance with Louis for two years. In this, their second meeting, the championship was at stake.
Detroit: September 20, 1939 Joe Louis v. Bob Pastor, The heavyweight championship of the world

Two-ton Tony Galento was one of the most colourful fighters in ring history, and also one of the toughest. If he hit you, you felt it. Only six men knocked Joe Louis off his feet-Tony Galento was one of them.
New York City: June 28, 1939 Joe Louis v. Tony Galento, The heavyweight championship of the world
and talking about his career - Tony Galento


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Interviewee: Tony Galento
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Wheelbase: From Brisbane to Brands Hatch

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of the racing driver.

Australian Jack Brabham, O.B.E., built and raced his first car at Brisbane in 1946 when he was twenty. It cost him £400. This year, at the age of forty, Brabham is world champion for the third time, and at the Washington Hotel in London last night he presented the 1966 Grovewood Awards for £1,000 to help three young British racing drivers on their way to the top.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Subject: Jack Brabham
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Reporter: Barrie Gill
Reporter: Robin Richards
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Virginian: Dark Destiny

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

After capturing a band of rustlers the Virginian finds himself in the position of having to look after the leader's wild tomboy daughter.


The Virginian: James Drury
Bille Conrad: Brenda Scott
Conrad: Robert J. Wilke
Randy: Randy Boone
Steve: Gary Clarke
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: 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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