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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, H. E. Todd
Today's story is called 'Talking to the Wind'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Emrys James
Storyteller: H. E. Todd

: Outlook for Thursday: Time and Place: 9: The Lake District

Eleven programmes for people who want to know more about the background of the countryside around them.
Introduced by Gordon Manley, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Lancaster.


Presenter: Gordon Manley
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: News Summary

: A Hundred Years of Humphrey Hastings or Life with a practical father: Part 4: 1904 - Like a Bird

Written by Richard Wade.
Starring Dudley Foster as Edward Hastings, Maggie Jones as Florence Hastings

'I flew like a bird, Florence, like a bird'. The head of the Hastings family did fly and flew in a glider made by the Special Effects Department of the BBC to drawings published in an edition of "Popular Mechanics", a magazine of the period. If you are a practical father then you are invited to share in the delights and disasters of leaving the ground 'like a bird'.


Writer: Richard Wade
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Ramsay Short
Director: Peter R. Smith
Edward Hastings: Dudley Foster
Florence Hastings: Maggie Jones
Uncle Albert: David Nettheim
Humphrey Hastings: Michael Reubens
Sophy Hastings: Adele Clover
Cook: Dorothea Phillips
Emma: Jane Enshawe
Policeman: Cyril Cross

: Europa

A look at the world through European eyes.
Introduced this week by Olivier Todd with the help of the cameras of the European television networks.


Presenter: Olivier Todd
Editor: Noble Wilson

: The High Chaparral: Destination Tucson

The High Chaparral ...is the bid of a family seeking roots in the newly won West
...is the threat to the new settlers from Mexicans and Indians
...and spells adventure in the Arizona territory of 1870.
See page 57


Big John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Annalee Cannon: Joan Caulfield
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue Cannon: Mark Slade
Manolito Montoya: Henry Darrow
Sam Butler: Don Collier
Vaquero: Rodolfo Acosta

: Vanity Fair: Part 1: The Famous Little Becky Puppet

by W.M. Thackeray.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Rex Tucker.
Starring Susan Hampshire
A new dramatisation in colour of this high comedy, renowned for its irony and wit.
(Shown on Saturday)
See page 3


Author: W.M. Thackeray
Dramatised by: Rex Tucker
Producer: David Conroy
Director: David Giles
Becky: Susan Hampshire

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King.
"I suppose, to use a national motto, something will turn up" (Benjamin Disraeli)


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King

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.

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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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