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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Valerie Pitts, Rick Jones
In the story chair, H.E. Todd

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: H.E. Todd
Pianist: Winifred Taylor
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Scriptwriter/Director: Michael Grafton Robinson
Director: David Turnbull
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: Roman Britain: 5: Art and Religion

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

Celtic and Classical deities and design combined without distinction. From the East came the mysteries of Mithras and Christ.
From the West


Presenter: Barry Cunliffe
Producer: John Irving

: News Summary

: A Fight to Remember

Introduced by Harry Carpenter and with him to watch the programme and discuss the fights - Georges Carpentier.

In Nat Fleischer's rankings of the greatest fighters in the world, the name Jack Johnson goes at the top of the heavyweight champions. If you were born after 1915 you can't have seen Johnson as champion: tonight you can.
Paris: June 27, 1914 Jack Johnson v. Frank Moran, The heavyweight championship of the world

Gene Tunney was a man with a mission-he was to become heavyweight champion of the world. One of the men who stood in his way was the man who had beaten every British heavyweight in sight-Georges Carpentier. The Literary Pugilist was to meet the Orchid Man.
New York City: July 24, 1924 Gene Tunney v. Georges Carpentier


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Guest: Georges Carpentier
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Wheelbase: What's in a Name?

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of veteran and vintage motoring.

Should the post-vintage thoroughbred cars of the 1930s be renamed 'Georgian'? How has the value of a Type 35 Bugatti gone from £400 to £4,000 in ten years? Why isn't the post-war A.C. or Allard, Bristol or Lagonda, worthy of preservation?
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and Ronald Barker look for answers at the Montagu Motor Museum on the eve of the R.A.C. London to Brighton veteran car run.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Reporter: Ronald Barker
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Virginian: The Golden Door

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

Judge Garth feels sympathetic towards an immigrant charged with murder and decides to defend him, but it seems that the Judge's sympathies may have been misplaced.


The Virginian: James Drury
Karl Rilke: Karl Boehm
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Johnny Grimes: Robert Duvall
Judge Wickersham: John Hoyt

: 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

About this project

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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