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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch
Today's story is called 'A Train to Spain' by Wade Ray
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch
Author (A Train to Spain): Wade Ray

: Outlook for Thursday: Time and Place: 10: Rebecca and her Daughters

Eleven programmes for people who want to know more about the background of the countryside around them.

Introduced by Gwynedd Pierce, Senior Lecturer in Welsh History, University College, Cardiff.


Presenter: Gwynedd Pierce
Producer: Michael Totton

: News Summary

: A Hundred Years of Humphrey Hastings or Life with a practical father: Part 5: 1932 - Vision and Sound

Written by Richard Wade.
Starring Dudley Foster as Edward Hastings, Marjie Lawrence as Georgina Hastings and Arthur Askey as Mr. A. Askey

If you subscribed to Radio Times in 1932 you might have noticed at the end of the evening's listening the following terse announcement:
Television Transmission: By the Baird Process
(Vision, 261.3 m.; Sound, 398.9 m.)
To Humphrey Hastings it meant an opportunity to take part in a 'great' experiment - building his own television receiver in an old writing desk. The original television studio in which Arthur Askey gave his first television performance in 1932 has been re-created for this production: you will see him as he was in the studio and as he was seen by the Hastings family in their suburban house in Twickenham on 30-line television.


Writer: Richard Wade
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Ramsay Short
Director: Peter R. Smith
Edward Hastings: Dudley Foster
Georgina Hastings: Marjie Lawrence
Mr. A. Askey: Arthur Askey
Ivy Delmaine: Joy Stewart
Ron Delmaine: Peter MacKriel
Edward Hastings: David Selwyn
Lucy Hastings: Geraldine Burnett
Elizabeth, the maid: Nora Gordon
BBC Official: Ronald Mayer
BBC Announcer: Peter Laird
Dancer: Julie Samuel
Pianist: Bill McGuffie

: Europa

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


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Noble Wilson

: The High Chaparral: The Arrangement

...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

Determination alone cannot fight off two enemies at once, so John Cannon seeks an alliance with his Mexican neighbour against the Apaches.



Big John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue Cannon: Mark Slade
Victoria Montoya: Linda Cristal
Don Sebastian Montoya: Frank Silvera
Manolito Montoya: Henry Darrow
Sam Butler: Don Collier
Vaquero: Rodolfo Acosta

: The History of the Cinema

A Hallas and Batchelor cartoon

An amusing comment on how moving pictures began and what the film industry has made of them.


: Vanity Fair: Part 2: The Dragoon

by W.M. Thackeray.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Rex Tucker.
Starring Susan Hampshire

The Sedleys have become bankrupt and Amelia's engagement to George broken off. Becky, now governess to the younger children of Sir Pitt Crawley, has met his second son, Rawdon.
(Shown on Saturday)


Author: W.M. Thackeray
Dramatised by: Rex Tucker
Becky: Susan Hampshire

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.


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

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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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