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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Ruth Goring
Today's story is called 'The Cat and the Lettuce Leaf'

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Ruth Goring
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Graphics: Mina Martinez
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Scriptwriter: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Director: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: Law and Life: 12: Licence to Kill?

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

This programme deals with those areas of motoring law where, because of the danger of death, the law prescribes absolute standards of behaviour from motorists. It also includes part of a Scotland Yard lecture on modern experiments in traffic (and accident) control; and tests carried out by a police surgeon on a drunken motorist.
With Superintendent Mahaffy, Traffic Department, New Scotland Yard
Charles D. Brandreth, A.A. Lawyer and a Police Surgeon


Presenter: John Edmunds
Speaker: Superintendent Mahaffy
Speaker: Charles D. Brandreth
Speaker: A Police Surgeon [name uncredited]
Script: David Tench
Designer: Jean Tulloch
Director: Tony Roberts
Producer: Joy Harington

: News Summary

: Crossword on Two

A further play-off between teams from
London (West) - Irene Thomas, Christopher Anderson, Neil Stein
and Dover - Beryl Harrison, John Henderson, Ronald Robertson
Introduced by Derek Hart.


Panellist (London (West)): Irene Thomas
Panellist (London (West)): Christopher Anderson
Panellist (London (West)): Neil Stein
Panellist (Dover): Beryl Harrison
Panellist (Dover): John Henderson
Panellist (Dover): Ronald Robertson
Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Waterline: Gunboats for Sale

David Fairhall and Penny Bowles cover the world of ships, boats, and the sea.

What is it like on board the fastest warship in the world? Who first thought of making a 70 m.p.h. patrol boat built of wood and powered by three gas turbine engines? Waterline reports from the South Coast shipyard which has five navies queueing up to buy Britain's marine best-seller at £600,000 a time.
See page 53


Presenter: David Fairhall
Presenter: Penny Bowles
Producer: Brian Robins

: This Way for Murder: Part 2

A thriller in six parts by Victor Canning.
Starring Terence Longdon, Isobel Black, Peter Vaughan

Ex-crook Jim Raikes reverts to his criminal talents to qualify for a crime syndicate. As he faces the final selection committee, another candidate is exposed as a spy and killed.
(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Victor Canning
Sandra: Isobel Black
Raikes: Terence Longdon
Frant: Peter Vaughan

: Workshop

Solti rehearses Don Juan by Richard Strauss
with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Led by John Ludlow
and discusses the work with John Culshaw.

This 'tone poem', written when Strauss was only twenty-four, established him immediately at the forefront of his art. Intense, passionate, full of exuberance and colour, Don Juan remains one of the supreme achievements of the romantic imagination.
(Georg Solti and the Royal Opera House Orchestra appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
See page 53


Conductor/Interviewee: Georg Solti
Composer (Don Juan): Richard Strauss
Musicians: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Orchestra led by: John Ludlow
Interviewer: John Culshaw
Produced and directed by: Herbert Chappell

: Westminster at Work

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.


Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: 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.

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