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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story Is called 'Mr. Jackson the Busker'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons

: Outlook for Wednesday: Ten Composers: 3: Henry Purcell 1659-1695

The development of music from medieval times to the twentieth century.

Introduced by Ivor Keys
With Heather Harper (soprano), Philip Jones (trumpet) and The Melos Ensemble
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Ivor Keys
Soprano: Heather Harper
Trumpeter: Philip Jones
Musicians: The Melos Ensemble
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Something Special: Rita Pavone

the young Italian star
with The Boys and Girls from London and Rome
and guests, Herman's Hermits


Singer: Rita Pavone
Musicians: Herman's Hermits
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Special material and lyrics: Robert Gray
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Design: Guthrie Hutton
Production: Stewart Morris

: Man Alive: Bastardy

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: Bastardy
More than 70,000 illegitimate children will be born in Great Britain this year. The first Parliamentary Act on the subject was passed in 1576; there have been adjustments since then but not many. Parliament appointed a Committee three years ago to bring about changes in the law. The House of Commons has still not found time to consider the Committee's recommendations. Meanwhile the attitude of society, as well as the law, can make the life of an illegitimate one of stigma and distress. They are the men and women who feel themselves to be alone, rejected: punished through no fault of their own.


Producer/Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1941: The Devil and Miss Jones

A light-hearted look at labour relations.
Starring Robert Cummings, Jean Arthur
with Charles Coburn and Spring Byington

The owner of a department store takes a vengeful hand in labour relations by getting a job in his own shoe department, but he reckons without one idealistic young saleslady.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Screenplay: Norman Krasna
Director: Sam Wood
Producer: Frank Ross
Mary: Jean Arthur
Joe: Robert Cummings
Merrick: Charles Coburn
Elizabeth: Spring Byington
Hooper: Edmund Gwenn
George: S.Z. Sakall
Detective: William Demarest

: The Secret Agent: Part 2: The Explosion

by Joseph Conrad.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in two parts by Alexander Baron.
Mr. Verloc has ordered a bomb from the Professor, but is having difficulty in finding an accomplice to help him blow up Greenwich Observatory. Winnie, his wife, does all she can to encourage Verloc's affection for her brother Stevie.
Shown on Saturday


Author: Joseph Conrad
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Gerald Blake

: 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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