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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carole Ward, Colin Jeavons
In the story chair, Elizabeth Hunt
Today's story is called The Story of an Egg
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: Elizabeth Hunt

: Outlook for Wednesday: In Your Place: 9: A Temporary Home

Eleven programmes about design ideas, centred round a family, a problem, and a budget.
The Problem: A Temporary Home
The Newly-weds: The Cricks, Hatfield Peverel, Essex
The Designers: Liz Goldfinger, Kenneth Partridge
The Drawings: Don Kidman
The Presenter: Eric Thompson
(Shown last night on BBC-1)


Designer: Liz Goldfinger
Designer: Kenneth Partridge
Drawings: Don Kidman
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Producer: Sheila Innes

: News Summary

: Man Alive: Santa Claus for a Year

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: Santa Claus for a Year
The mayors of Great Britain-robed, chained, and surrounded by pomp-are under fire. Chosen for seniority and not for talent, they are frequently accused of being pompous but powerless, traditional but irrelevant. We, the rate-payers, pay for them. What do we get back for our money? The Royal Commission on local government is examining the role of mayors. But how do the mayors themselves interpret their duties, behave behind the scenes, give us value for our money?


Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Taffy Came to my House

by Alun Richards.
With Nerys Hughes as Mavis Walters, Clive Graham as Ronnie Thomas

'He' is a Welsh Rugby footballer and the idol of the crowds. 'She' is his girl-friend, beautiful and intelligent, but she won't allow herself 'to be worn on his famous elbow like a dress'. Alun Richards's comedy is set in a Welsh shrine - a Rugby Football club - but its traditional cosiness is rudely shattered by a girl who won't play ball.
(Gerald James is a National Theatre player)


Writer: Alun Richards
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
Mavis Walters: Nerys Hughes
Ronnie Thomas: Clive Graham
Dai Moses: Peter Dolphin
Emyrs Jones: Roy Desmond
Chairman: Gerald James
Irene Walters: Patricia Mort
Police Constable: Denys Graham

: Suddenly It's Arthur Askey

Before His Very Eyes
with Bill McGuffie Plus Six


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Musicians: Bill McGuffie Plus Six
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party.
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)

: The Hollywood Musical: Thanks a Million

Tonight's film stars Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Fred Allen
and Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra

A vaudeville artist becomes involved in a political campaign and finds himself running for Governor.


Screenplay: Nunnally Johnson
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Eric Land: Dick Powell
Sally Mason: Ann Dvorak
Ned: Lyman Fredallen
Phoebe Mason: Patsy Kelly
Judge Culliman: Raymond Walburn
Tammany: Benny Baker
Mr. Grass: Andrew Tombes
Musicians: Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
Himself: Paul Whiteman
Singer/Pianist: Ramona
Violinist: Rubinoff
Dancers: The Yacht Club Boys

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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