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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters, Carole Ward, Eric Thompson
In the story chair, Ruth Goring
The story today is 'Going to the circus'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Ruth Goring

: Outlook for Wednesday: Strike!: 4: Sea Angling

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

Deep-water angling in the English Channel off Littlehampton in Sussex.
Introduced by Alan Wrangles.
From the West
(Shown last night on BBC-1)


Presenter: Alan Wrangles
Director: John Dobson
Producer: Peter Bale

: News Summary

: Man Alive: The Loved Ones

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: The Loved Ones
The British love for animals is a national cliche. We all know about poodle parlours and doggy boutiques; the newspaper headlines on cruelty to animals, the posters about vivisection But for the lonely, the emotionally deprived, animals seem to offer something no human being can give. What makes us like this?
Why do we care too much about animals, so little about our fellow human beings?


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

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Failpass

by Brian Wright.
[Starring] John Carson as Tom Grafton, Jennifer Daniel as Dr. Melanie Majors,
Christopher Benjamin as Dr. Warren Burrows

When Tom Grafton agrees to a brutal form of selection procedure as candidate for a senior executive position he could hardly know that a 'failpass' should be his aim. The more he fails in fact, the more he passes.


Writer: Brian Wright
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Tom Grafton: John Carson
Dr. Melanie Majors: Jennifer Daniel
Dr. Warren Burrows: Christopher Benjamin
The Observers: Yemi Ajibade
The Observers: Alfred Hoffman
The Observers: Robert Lee
The Observers: John Moore
The Observers: Dick Offor
The Observers: Brian Vaughan

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1940: The Grapes of Wrath

1940: John Ford wins Academy Award for his film of John Steinbeck's great novel The Grapes of Wrath
Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine
with Charles Grapewin, Dorris Bowdon

The powerful story of the people from the dust bowl of the Middle West, who try to make a fresh start in the green valleys of California.


Screenplay: Nunnally Johnson
Based on the novel by: John Steinbeck
Director: John Ford
Tom Joad: Henry Fonda
Ma Joad: Jane Darwell
Casey: John Carradine
Grampa: Charles Grapewin
Rosasharn: Dorris Bowdon
Pa Joad: Russell Simpson
Al: O.Z. Whitehead
Muley: John Qualen
Policeman: Ward Bond

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


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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