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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marla Landi, Brian Cant
In the story chair, Mollie Sugden
Today's story is called 'The Swing'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Mollie Sugden

: Outlook for Wednesday: Strike!: 1: Coarse Fishing

Seven programmes about angling-the men, the fish, and the tackle.

Leger and float styles on the River Stour in Hampshire.
Introduced by Alan Wrangles.
From the West
(Shown last night on BBC-1)


Presenter: Alan Wrangles
Producer: Peter Bale

: News Summary

: Man Alive: Our Man in El Salvador

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: Our Man in El Salvador
The Union Jack flies outside his window, from the bonnet of his car, is imprinted on his loyalties. Geoffrey William Kirk, C.M.G.; born August 9, 1907; educated Mill Hill and London University; salary £4,385 a year; job? - British Ambassador to El Salvador. He's our man there. He has a staff. He is the leader of a small British community in a Central American country so remote that when most people are sent there they ask: 'Where is it?' and then: 'Why pick on me?' It is an expatriate community ruled by the Union Jack but dominated by gossip and intrigue, patriotism and jingoism.


Subject: Geoffrey William Kirk
Producer: Julian Jacottet
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Wanted

by John Finch.
With Edward Woodward as Alan, Hannah Gordon as Sheila


Writer: John Finch
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Michael Hart
Alan: Edward Woodward
Sheila: Hannah Gordon

: The Hollywood Musical: You Can't Have Everything

Tonight's film stars Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche
with Charles Winniger, Louise Hovick, Rubinoff, Tony Martin, Louis Prima and his band

A girl with literary aspirations comes to New York and achieves success in musical comedy through a happy-go-lucky romance with the author of the show.


Music and lyrics: Mack Gordon
Music and lyrics: Harry Revel
Director: Norman Taurog
Judith Poe Wells: Alice Faye
George MacCrae: Don Ameche
Sam Gordon: Charles Winniger
Lulu Riley: Louise Hovick
Bobby Walker: Tony Martin
Themselves: The Ritz Brothers
Violinist: Rubinoff
Musicians: Louis Prima and his band

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion
Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


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.

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