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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Athene Seyler

Tomorrow in Play School Rick dresses up as a fisherman and uses both a net and a fishing line to try and make a catch. Skitter, Hope, and Camberley, the three felt pen men, come out of their box on Thursday to draw a story about a fishing trip.
Today's story is called 'Henny Penny'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Athene Seyler

: Outlook for Monday: Middle Age: 3: Health Hazards-Men

Five programmes on the problems of the mid-life period.

People over forty-five are in a period of some risk. In this programme a doctor looks at some of the more serious hazards to health at this time.
(Shown yesterday on BBC-1)


Presenter: A doctor [name uncredited]
Producer: Roger Owen

: News Summary

: Before the Fringe

Highlights of famous revues
Introduced by Alan Melville
Starring this week: Max Adrian, Christopher Gable, Josephine Gordon, Vivienne Martin, Peter Reeves, Thelma Ruby, Aubrey Woods
with guest star, Beatrice Lillie accompanied by Geoffrey Brawn


Presenter/Written, composed, or devised by: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: David Climie
Written, composed, or devised by: Liza Lehmann
Written, composed, or devised by: Muriel Lillie
Written, composed, or devised by: Nicholas Phipps
Written, composed, or devised by: John Pritchett
Written, composed, or devised by: Geoffrey Wright
Staged by: William Chappell
Compiled by: Peter Myers
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Max Adrian
Performer: Christopher Gable
Performer: Josephine Gordon
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Performer: Peter Reeves
Performer: Thelma Ruby
Performer: Aubrey Woods
Performer: Beatrice Lillie
Accompanied by: Geoffrey Brawn

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Tape Recorder

by Pat Flower
With Suzanne Neve, Guy Doleman

She is saving up for her trousseau and works in the evenings as secretary to a writer. Tonight he has dictated an outline of his latest thriller on to a tape recorder for her. Gradually she realises that the central character in the thriller bears an uncanny and indeed terrifying resemblance to herself.


Writer: Pat Flower
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Tony Wickert
The Secretary: Suzanne Neve
The Writer: Guy Doleman

: The Impresarios: 6: Transport by Underground

The last of six documentaries on showmen and the shows they promote.

A new kind of avant-garde in the arts has taken root in Britain: the 'Underground.' Who are they, and what are they getting up to down there?
See page 26


Director: Gavin Millar
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Children Talking: Americans in Britain

Harold Williamson asks American children at an airbase in Middlesex what they think of the English way of life.
"The English Saturdays, I don't like them because they're not noisy and loud, over here they're real drowsy."
"English food - it's disgusting - I don't like it."
From the North


Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Producer: Michael Barton

: The Virginian: Beloved Outlaw

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

Elizabeth has a magnificent obsession and loyalties are divided.


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Trampas: Doug McClure
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Stacy: Don Quine
Dr. Spaulding: John Bryan

: 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. (Colour)


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.

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