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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Cephas Howard
Today's story is called 'The Picnic'

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: Cephas Howard

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors.
(Repeated next Tuesday evening on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
(to 13.45)


Director: Peter Riding
Producer: James McCloy

: Outlook for Tuesday: India: 7: Grassroots Government

Eight programmes looking at the sub-continent twenty years after Independence.

The efficiency or otherwise of Indian local government depends on the ability of the District Magistrate. But his policies are made by the local politicians. How effective is this combination?
Written and introduced by Roderick MacFarquhar.


Writer/Presenter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Presented by: Howard Smith
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: News Summary

: The Revenue Men: Borderline

by Norman J. Crisp.
Starring Ewen Solon
with James Grant and Callum Mill
Guest stars, Guy Rolfe and Juliet Mills

When plastic explosives are used by the so-called I.R.A. it becomes obvious that their supplies are coming into Eire from Britain. Ross and Smith investigate and find that even the most charming of men can be dangerously irresponsible.


Writer: Norman J. Crisp
Series devised by: Pat Dunlop
Series devised by: Alan Haire
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Peter Cregeen
Customs Official: George Johnson
Campbell: Callum Mill
Dennis Connor: John McBride
Smith: Ewen Solon
Luke Frazer: Claire Nielson
Ross McInnes: James Grant
Paddy Sullivan: Guy Rolfe
John: James Caffrey
Army Officer: Kenneth Orr
Soldier: David Enger
Jill Lacey: Juliet Mills
Tom: Jackie Farrell
Andy: Jon Croft
Controller: Richard Wilson
First Irishman: Patrick Lewsley
Second irishman: John Joyce
Tim: Peter Fox
Mechanic: Eric Wightman
Docherty: Walter Jackson
Station Sergeant: Alistair Colledge
Police Constable: Bill Lockhart

: Pause for Laughter

Featuring some hilarious moments from the golden age of screen comedy.

: Horizon: Cancer - The Smoker's Gamble

A review of the sciences.

"In people who smoke twenty cigarettes a day, one death in eight is due to lung cancer" (A Consultant Physician)
"Smoking and cancer link still not proved" (The Financial Times - on the day following the publication last month of the Tobacco Research Council's Report)

On the same day as this headline was written one tobacco company's shares rose by 1s. 6d. Why is there doubt in so many people's minds about the relationship between lung cancer and smoking? Is it a reasonable doubt? Or is it escapism? Tonight's programme examines the latest scientific evidence in detail.


Writer: Donald Gould
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Editor: R.W. Reid

: The Cool of the Evening

In which Richard Rodney Bennett plays jazz with Pete McGurk (bass), Chris Karan (drums).


Pianist: Richard Rodney Bennett
Bassist: Pete McGurk
Drummer: Chris Karan

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 24: Afternoon at Ascot

by John Galsworthy.
A second chance to see this dramatisation by Donald Wilson.
(Shown on Saturday)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Donald Wilson

: Europa

A look at the world through European eyes.
Introduced this week by Derek Hart with the help of the cameras of the European television networks.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Associate Producer: Geoffrey Baines
Producer: Anthony Smith

: 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 also Philip Jenkinson with more film requests.
Letters to Philip Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-Up, [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Item presenter (Film Requests): Philip Jenkinson

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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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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