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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Miranda Connell, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Gerald Young

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Gerald Young
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Script/Director: David Turnbull
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: Painting in England 1700-1850: 4: Portraiture: the informal style

Characteristic forms of English art discussed by Basil Taylor.

The portrait brings before us a multitude of individuals, famous or obscure, and provides many historical clues to the structure of English society and the development of taste and manners.


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell with Naomi Chance, Norman Hartnell and Kenneth Williams with Dilys Laye, Leslie Sands.
Referee, Joe Melia


Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Naomi Chance
Panellist: Norman Hartnell
Team captain: Kenneth Williams
Panellist: Dilys Laye
Panellist: Leslie Sands
Referee: Joe Melia
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Wheelbase: The Offenders

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

More than a million drivers are convicted of motoring offences in Britain each year. Eighty thousand are disqualified from driving, five thousand go to prison.
Dr. T.C. Willett, Lecturer in Sociology at Reading University, and Maxwell Boyd, Motoring Editor of the Sunday Times, examine the growing evidence that an unhappy and unbalanced life is likely to lead to a motoring offence. Do most motorists, in fact, 'drive as they live'?


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Interviewee: Dr. T.C. Willett
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Director: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Dark Number: Part 4

A thriller in five parts by Eddie Boyd.
Starring Patrick Allen, Roddy McMillan
with Madeleine Christie, Anne Kristen

Johnny has found that Julia was the victim of subtle persecution - obscene letters, phone calls, and so on - all of which point to him as the persecutor.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Eddie Boyd
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Michael Ferguson
Johnny Maxen: Patrick Allen
Inspector Wardlaw: Roddy McMillan
Helen Duncan: Madeleine Christie
Dorothy Havergal: Anne Kristen

: Soloist-Conductor

Second of three programmes of rehearsal, interview, and performance in which piano concertos are directed, in the original style, from the keyboard.

Tonight: Andor Foldes plays the solo piano and conducts the London Mozart Orchestra, leader, Maurice Clare, in Beethoven's Concerto No. 1, in C major.
Before an invited audience at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon

(Daniel Barenboim is soloist-conductor in Mozart's Piano Concerto in B Flat (K.595): February 3)


Pianist/Conductor/Interviewee: Andor Foldes
Musicians: The London Mozart Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Maurice Clare
Interviewer: Richard Baker
Director: Brian Johnson
Producer: Walter Todds

: 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

Desert Island Plunder
This month sees the twenty-fifth anniversary of the famous radio programme Desert Island Discs.
Tonight Roy Plomley with the aid of film from the BBC archives and elsewhere, recalls some of his most memorable castaways.


Presenter (Desert Island Plunder): Roy Plomley

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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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