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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called 'Circus' by Dick Bruna
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: John White
Author (Circus): Dick Bruna

: The Intelligent Eye: Lecture 6: The Future-Machines that See?

by Professor Richard Gregory.
The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People

Lecture Six probes into man's greatest dream-a machine that can see and think -the Robot of Science Fiction. Some of the most advanced work on this fascinating subject will be revealed. Sunglasses will be wanted again when the three-dimensional pendulum is explained. (Colour)


Lecturer: Professor Richard Gregory
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Ground Level: 2: On Site (i)

Introduced by Peter Fowler.


Presenter: Peter Fowler
Director: Sue Weeks
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: 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

: Life: In Defence of Crows

Life ...in the animal world
Surrounded by suspicion and superstition, the corvidae-rooks, crows, jays, magpies, ravens, and the like - have been treated harshly by Man. But are they the villains we make them out to be? Is it possible that we have overlooked their high intelligence which could well place them at the summit of avian evolution?
Ido Bossema, University of Amsterdam; Dr. Harvey Crose, University of Oxford; Derek Goodwin, British Museum (Natural History); Dr. R. K. Murton, M.A.F.F., Worplesdon; Walter Schmid, Basel Zoo speak...
In Defence of Crows
Introduced by Kenneth Allsop.
from the South and West


Speaker: Ido Bossema
Speaker: Dr. Harvey Crose
Speaker: Derek Goodwin
Speaker: Dr. R. K. Murton
Speaker: Walter Schmid
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Compiled by: Peter Crawford
Series editor: Ronald Webster

: Crossword on Two

A contest between teams from
Eric Knight, Molly Harding John Wallace
Trevor Hiles, Winifred Pickering, Reginald Hudson

Introduced by Derek Hart. (Colour)


Panellist (Bournemouth): Eric Knight
Panellist (Bournemouth): Molly Harding
Panellist (Bournemouth): John Wallace
Panellist (Sheffield): Trevor Hiles
Panellist (Sheffield): Winifred Pickering
Panellist (Sheffield): Reginald Hudson
Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Man Alive

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


Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: World Cinema: The Bandits of Orgosolo (Banditi a Orgosolo)

An Italian film with English sub-titles.
Starring Michele Cossu

A Sardinian peasant turns to banditry when his sheep die of thirst.


Screenplay/Photographed, directed, and produced by: Vittorio de Seta
Screenplay: Vera Gherarducci
Michele: Michele Cossu
His brother: Peppeddu Cuccu
The Girl: Vittorino Pisano

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.
Speech is human, silence is divine (Carlyle)


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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