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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called 'Pybus and the Magic Phonograph'

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Graphics: Graham McCallum
Film editor: Terry Cornelius
Script/Director: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Producer: Molly Cox
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Third Test Match

Second day's play at The Oval.
(See also BBC-1)
(to 18.15)


Commentary team: Brian Johnston
Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Production: Philip Lewis

: Outlook for Friday: Making a Play: 8: Make-Up

Adrian Rendle talks to Michael Warre about the actor's make-up box and what it should contain, and watches as a full character make-up is created for Noah.
With members of the Teddington Theatre Club.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Adrian Rendle
Guest: Michael Warre
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Take a Pair of Private Eyes: Part 6

Another chance to see this thriller in six parts by Peter O'Donnell.

Ambrose gets Dominique into an office from which she can keep watch on Feinster. But the 'office' proves to be a photographic studio and Dominique is posing almost naked when Feinster walks in.
(Shown on Tuesday)


Writer: Peter O'Donnell
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry

: Waterline: Look Out, There's a Liner Behind You!

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

Some 270 ships are lost at sea each year and collision is often the cause. Incidents involving yachtsmen are on the increase in the English Channel, where 100,000 ton tankers now share crowded and shallow waterways with oil rigs, hovercraft, and weekend tailors. With the risk of marine traffic jams now near, should yacht and powerboat owners have to pass navigation and seamanship tests? Is there a case for fixed sea routes controlled by radar? Waterline reports from the Headquarters of the Port of London Authority Thames Navigation Service at Gravesend.


Presenter: David Fairhall
Presenter: Penny Bowles
Director: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: Elgar: Symphony No. 1, in A flat major

Direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London the second part of tonight's Henry Wood Promenade Concert in which Colin Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Trevor Williams
Introduced by Richard Baker.
(The whole of tonight's Prom is being broadcast in the Third Programme)


Conductor: Colin Davis
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Trevor Williams
Presenter: Richard Baker
Director: Brian Large

: Lawn Tennis: The World Professional Championships

from the Centre Court, Wimbledon.
Highlights of the first day's play, the quarter-finals, in which the world's top professional players are engaged.
Taking part in this first-ever appearance by professional players on Wimbledon's Centre Court are Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Fred Stolle, Andres Gimeno, Pancho Gonzales, Dennis Ralston, Earl Buchholz.
Introduced by David Vine.


Tennis player: Ken Rosewall
Tennis player: Rod Laver
Tennis player: Lew Hoad
Tennis player: Fred Stolle
Tennis player: Andres Gimeno
Tennis player: Pancho Gonzales
Tennis player: Dennis Ralston
Tennis player: Earl Buchholz
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Presenter: David Vine
Television presentation: Brian Johnson
Television presentation: Bill Taylor
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: 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, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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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.

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.

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