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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called 'The Little Red Rooster and the Diamond Button' by Kate Seredy.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: John White
Author (The Little Red Rooster and the Diamond Button): Kate Seredy

: 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: The Mind of the Scientist: 1: Galileo-Mathematics and Nature

An imaginary conversation between Dr. Michael Hoskin, Cambridge University and Galileo Galilei played by Michael Gough.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Interviewer/Script: Dr. Michael Hoskin
Producer: John Cain
Galileo Galilei: Michael Gough

: News Summary

: Footprints: The Navigator - Prince Henry of Portugal

Written and produced by Jonathan Stedall.

"Through one man's genius the hidden regions of the earth unfolded before the eyes of a dazzled Europe - a Europe emerging from the long sleep of the Middle Ages."

This film explores Portugal for traces of the Prince who inspired the great age of sea exploration.
Commentary narrated by Gary Watson.


Writer/Producer: Jonathan Stedall
Narrator: Gary Watson

: Take It or Leave It

A literary panel game with Bernardine Bishop, Malcolm Bradbury, Frank Kermode, Peter Porter.
Chairman, Alan Brien


Panellist: Bernardine Bishop
Panellist: Malcolm Bradbury
Panellist: Frank Kermode
Panellist: Peter Porter
Chairman: Alan Brien
Extracts read by: John Moffatt
Devised by: Brigid Brophy
Director: Julia Matheson
Producer: Julian Jebb

: Horizon: The War of the Boffins

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Christopher Chataway.

"During the human struggles between the British and German air forces... another conflict was going on step by step, month by month. This was a secret war whose battles were lost or won unknown to the public: and only with difficulty is it comprehended even now by those outside the smalt high scientific circles concerned." Winston Churchill (Their Finest Hour)

From 1939 to 1945 Allied and Axis scientists threw their weight into the war as scientists had never done in any previous conflict. They knew that their influence would have enormous consequences for mankind. The secret battles for air supremacy, the inventions, the measures and the countermeasures are part of a story which scientists tell in tonight's programme.
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Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Editor: R.W. Reid

: The Big M: Part 3

A thriller in six parts by Lester Powell.
Starring Michael Bryant, Mitzi Rogers, Reginald Marsh
with Michael Wynne, Ann Hamilton

Johnny suspects that Hassett was paying protection money to the same gang that killed his father. He returns to check the evidence in his office files, but arrives too late.
(Repeated on Friday at 8.5 p.m.)
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Writer: Lester Powell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Produced and directed by: Alan Bromly
Johnny Treherne: Michael Bryant
Nurse: Lesley Lee
Fred Creech: Peter Wyatt
Inspector Scott: Barry Linehan
Verity Hassett: Mitzi Rogers
Jack Berry: Bernard Martin
China Berry: Stephen Bradley
Blackler: John Dearth
Candy Hassett: Ann Hamilton
Savile: John Kidd
Victor: Frank Williams
Stratton: Michael Wynne
Tancred: Reginald Marsh

: Jazz Goes to College: The Max Roach Quintet

A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain's foremost colleges and universities.

This week from The University of Reading
The Max Roach Quintet
One of the greatest drummers in modern jazz with his group.
Featuring James Spaulding (alto saxophone), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Ron Matthews (piano), Jimmie Merritt (bass)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(The Max Roach Quintet appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Drummer: Max Roach
Saxophonist: James Spaulding
Trumpeter: Freddie Hubbard
Pianist: Ron Matthews
Bassist: Jimmie Merritt
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Terry Henebery

: 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.

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