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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Ian Wallace
Today's story is called 'The Three Friends'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Ian Wallace

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Today: The Semi-Finals of the Men's Singles
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of this afternoon's play on the Centre Court.

(to 18.15)


Commentator: Billy Knight
Commentator: Keith Fordyce
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Outlook for Wednesday: Ten Composers: 1: Palestrina c. 1525-1594

The development of music from medieval times to the twentieth century.
Introduced by Ivor Keys
with The Ambrosian Singers and Denis Wick (trombone)
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Ivor Keys
Singers: The Ambrosian Singers
Trombonist: Denis Wick
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Something Special presents: Paul Jones

and Sandra Burville, Marlene Domanska, Cheryl St. Clair, Pauline Wall.
Paul's guests, John Cleese and Jose Feliciano


Singer: Paul Jones
Dancer: Sandra Burville
Dancer: Marlene Domanska
Dancer: Cheryl St. Clair
Dancer: Pauline Wall
Comedian: John Cleese
Singer/Guitarist: Jose Feliciano
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Music: Mike Vickers
Design: David Chandler
Production: Stewart Morris

: Man Alive: Rent a Child

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: Rent a Child
They smile at us or shriek at us from the pages of the magazines, or the television screens... the cheery children asking us to buy, buy, buy. They look natural, unspoiled, ordinary kids. Actually they're professionals in an ever-expanding business which uses children as its raw material. How do they get into it? Where do they learn the trade? And what does it do to the children... and their mothers?
Report by Trevor Philpott.


Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1937: Maid of Salem

Frank Lloyd's version of the seventeenth-century New England witch-hunts.
Starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray
with Harvey Stephens, Edward Ellis, Gale Sondergaard

Whilst mob hysteria grows, a young puritan girl stands accused of being a witch.


Screenplay: Walter Ferris
Screenplay: Bradley King
Screenplay: Durward Grinstead
Producer: Howard Esterbrook
Director: Frank Lloyd
Barbara Clarke: Claudette Colbert
Roger Coverman: Fred MacMurray
Dr. John Harding: Harvey Stephens
Martha Harding: Gale Sondergaard
Ellen Clarke: Louise Dresser
Timothy Clarke: Bennie Bartlett
Elder Goode: Edward Ellis
Abigail Goode: Beulah Bondi
Ann Goode: Bonita Granville

: Match of the Day: The Wimbledon Championships

Jack Kramer introduces recorded highlights of today's outstanding match on the Centre Court.


Presenter: Jack Kramer
Editor: A.P. Wilkinson
Editor: Chris Berry

: 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 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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