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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters, Marla Landi, Stephen Cartwright
Today's story is 'The Happy Owls' by Celestino Piatti

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Stephen Cartwright
Author (The Happy Owls): Celestino Piatti
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Graphics: Paul Birkbeck
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Script/Director: Ann Reay
Script/Director: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: Law and Life: 8: ...And Found Wanting

Fourteen programmes on the laws that affect our daily lives.
Introduced by John Edmunds.

How can we be certain we receive goods of the quantity and quality we expect? This programme considers the law of weights and measures, food and drugs, false trade descriptions, and consumer protection. Two local authority officials explain their role in enforcing the legal standards laid down by the law.
With L.M. Griffiths, E.W. Pike
and Elizabeth Archer, Roy Spencer


Presenter: John Edmunds
Speaker: L.M. Griffiths
Speaker: E.W. Pike
Script: David Tench
Designer: Jean Tulloch
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: Joy Harington
[Actress]: Elizabeth Archer
[Actor]: Roy Spencer

: News Summary

: Crossword on Two

A contest between teams from London (West) - Irene Thomas, Christopher Anderson, Neil Stein; and Belfast - Kate Pratt, Douglas Anderson, Malcolm Graham

Introduced by Derek Hart.


Contestant (London (West)): Irene Thomas
Contestant (London (West)): Christopher Anderson
Contestant (London (West)): Neil Stein
Contestant (Belfast): Kate Pratt
Contestant (Belfast): Douglas Anderson
Contestant (Belfast): Malcolm Graham
Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Wheelbase: The £50 Fortnight

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of holiday motoring.

How far can family motorists drive this summer within the £50 foreign travel limit? Does the extra £25 car allowance cover petrol, oil, and running repairs on the road to the Mediterranean? Are the most distant resorts too expensive this year for the British? Wheelbase takes the new car ferry Patricia from Southampton to Bilbao to investigate the shortest -and cheapest-drive to the sun in the south of Spain.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Directed and produced by: Brian Robins

: Witch Hunt: Part 3

A thriller in five parts by Jon Manchip White.
With Patrick Kavanagh, Anna Palk, Derek Francis

Rex links Col. Cooper's late daughter Prue with the mystery of Shelby's persecution and death. Nancy, shocked and frightened, still refuses to help.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Jon Manchip White
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Peter Duguid
Rex Fordham: Patrick Kavanagh
Nancy Jones: Anna Palk
Colonel Cooper: Derek Francis

: Workshop presenting: Majesty in Mantua

A profile of Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643 the first modern composer.

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth, the BBC invited the American musicologist H.C. Robbins Landon to revisit Mantua and Venice (where Monteverdi worked) and to record his own appreciation of the music of one of the world's great composers.
Nadia Boulanger gives an additional view.
The music is taken from: La Favola Di Orfeo; The Vespers of 1610; Il Combattimento; Di Tancredi E Clorinda; Madrigals of War and Love; Gloria a 7; L'Incoronazione Di Poppea
Written and directed by Christopher Burstall.


Presenter: H.C. Robbins Landon
Presenter: Nadia Boulanger
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Recordist: Stan Nightingale
Film Editor: Peter Ringsted
Writer/Director: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night Line-Up

Plunder: One Man and His Band
Harry Roy recalls the golden age of British dance music with excerpts from his films Everything is Rhythm (1936), Rhythm Racketeers (1937).


Presenter (Plunder): Harry Roy

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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.

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