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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Myrtle Richardson
Today's story is called 'The Tale of Benjamin Bunny' by Beatrix Potter.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Myrtle Richardson


A monthly series of programmes for doctors
Directed by PETER RIDING
Produced by JAMES McCLOY
Repeated next Wednesday evening, January 10. on BBC-1


Directed By: Peter Riding
Produced By: James McCloy


by Professor Richard Gregory
The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
Playing with Illusions
It is said that much of life Is Illusion; but this is an understatement. The pleasure of a conjuring trick and the strange disturbance of an optical illusion make this a provoking programme.
Presented for television by Alan Sleath
Lecture 4: Thursday at 4.30 p.m.


Unknown: Professor Richard Gregory
Television By: Alan Sleath

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Horizon: An Ingenious Man

A review of the sciences.

"I rate John Baker as the greatest structural engineer alive today."
"As an engineer, his influence not only on structural design but on education has been tremendous."
Tonight's programme is a portrait of Professor Sir John Baker one of this country's most distinguished engineers (an engineer being, in his own words, a man who can do for 10/- what any fool can do for 11)
It traces his career from his early work on airships in the 1920s, on air-raid shelter design during the last war, to his present-day influence on young engineers in his department at Cambridge.
See page 27


Subject: Sir John Baker
Producer: Peter Cantor
Editor: R.W. Reid


A contest between teams from
Eric Knight , Molly Harding John Wallace and CENTRAL LONDON
Michael Dowling , Kate Eldridge Colin Vernon-Plummer
Introduced by Derek Hart


Unknown: Eric Knight
Unknown: Molly Harding
Unknown: John Wallace
Unknown: Michael Dowling
Unknown: Kate Eldridge
Introduced By: Derek Hart
Produced By: T. Leslie Jackson


Achievement ... Happiness....
Tragedy ... Stress ...
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Jim Douglas Henry , Angela Huth
Jeremy James , John Percival
Trevor Philpott , Desmond Wilcox
Harold Williamson
See colour feature on centre pages


Unknown: Jim Douglas Henry
Unknown: Angela Huth
Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: John Percival
Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Edited By: Desmond Wilcox
Edited By: Bill Morton

: World Cinema: Adieu, Philippine

A French film with English sub-titles.
Starring Yveline Cery, Stefania Sabatini, Jean-Claude Aimini

The adventures of a romantic trio which start in Paris and end in Corsica.


Screenplay: Michele O'Glor
Screenplay: Jacques Rozier
Producer: Georges de Beauregard
Liliane: Yveline Cery
Juliette: Stefania Sabatini
Michel: Jean Claude Aimini
Pachala: Vittorio Caprioli
Horatio: Davide Tonelli
Regnier de Lisle: Andre Tarroux

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.
"Look on 't again I dare not." (Shakespeare)



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

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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