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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, John Ebdon of the London Planetarium
Today's story is called 'Looking at the Moon'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Ann Morrish
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: John Ebdon

: Outlook for Wednesday: Ten Composers: 9: Claude Debussy 1862-1918

The development of music from medieval times to the twentieth century.
Introduced by Ivor Keys.

Reproductions by courtesy of the National Gallery; the Courtauld Institute of Art; the National Museum of Wales; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Ivor Keys
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Summary

: Tonight in Person: The Brothers Four

A series of programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week, from America The Brothers Four


Singers: The Brothers Four
Design: Stuart Walker
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Man Alive: The New Dilemma

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: The New Dilemma
There is nothing new about the dilemma of parents who want to protect their children from the harsh realities of life and give them at the same time the freedom and independence young people demand. But in today's world of conflicting moralities the older generation may still regard emotional experience as something that needs a decent covering of conventional morality. Their children can hardly escape the urgent pressures of the new morality.
Many youngsters today find themselves in a world of double-think. Perhaps the saddest manifestation of the conflict is that it is those on the fringe of it who get hurt most.


Producer/Editor: Bill Morton
Editor: Desmond Wilcox

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1944: In Society

[Starring] the comedy team Abbott and Costello
with Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant


Screenplay: John Grant
Screenplay: Edmund L. Hartmann
Screenplay: Hal Finberg
Director: Jean Yarborough
Eddie: Bud Abbott
Albert: Lou Costello
Elsie: Marion Hutton
Peter: Kirby Grant
Gloria: Anne Gillis
Phipps: Arthur Treacher
Drexel: Thomas Gomez
Baron Sergei: George Dolenz
Count Alexis: Steven Gerat
Mrs. Winthrop: Margaret Irving

: Angel Pavement: Part 2: Up and Up

by J.B. Priestley.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by David Turner.

Prospects changed at Twigg and Dersingham when a stranger, Mr. Golspie, arrived with the sole concession of cut-rate offers from abroad.
(Shown on Saturday)


Author: J.B. Priestley
Dramatised by: David Turner
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell
Elizabeth Drumfaxley: Judith Howard
Dersingham: Tony Steedman
Smeeth: Cyril Luckham
Golspie: Anthony Bate
Stanley: Christopher Cooper
Turgis: Murray Melvin
Poppy Sellers: Jean Muir
Lillian Matfield: Judy Parfitt
Benenden: Erik Chitty
Barmaid: Jean Channon
Norman Birtley: Desmond Jordan
Miss Verever: Ann Tirard
Mrs. Dersingham: Faith Kent
Major Trape: Philip Ray
Mrs. Trape: Marguerite Young
Pearson: John Wentworth
Mrs. Pearson: Beryl Cooke
Agnes: Ann Marzell
Cook: Julie May
Waiter: John Wilding
Lena Golspie: Jane Bond
Mrs. Smeeth: Hilda Braid
Edna Smeeth: Tina Martin

: 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

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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