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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Gumdrop and the Farmer's Friend" by Val Biro.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Author (Gumdrop and the Farmer's Friend): Val Biro

: Bonjour Francoise: 12: Quelle est votre taille?

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
For absolute beginners in French.

with Francois Brincourt, Malou Pantera
and Andre Maranne, Pamela Stirling

(Repeated: Saturday, 10.30 a.m. (BBC-1))


Writer: Michel Faure
Writer: Joe Cremona
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Presenter: Pamela Stirling
Presenter: Andre Maranne
Francoise: Malou Pantera
Jean-Paul: Francois Brincourt

: 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: Human Ethology

Life ...in the animal world.

The study of animal displays often leads to comparisons with human behaviour. Can the process be reversed and human displays, particularly in primitive societies, be equated to the activities of other groups of animals? Kenneth Allsop poses this question to
Dr. Desmond Morris
Dr. W. M. S. Russell, University of Reading
and Anthony Forge, London School of Economics
using as an illustration Robert Gardner's remarkable film of a group of 'stone-age' tribesmen made when he led a Harvard-Peabody expedition to New Guinea in 1961.
from the South and West


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Panellist: Dr. Desmond Morris
Panellist: Dr. W. M. Russell
Panellist: Anthony Forge
Director: Barry Paine
Series editor: Ronald Webster

: Crossword on Two

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

Introduced by Derek Hart.


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 King and the General

A Bulgarian film with English sub-titles.
Starring Naoum Shopov, Peter Slabakov


Screenplay: Lyuben Stanev
Director: Vulo Radev
King Boris III: Naoum Shopov
General Zaimov: Peter Slabakov
Colonel Karev: Georgi Cherkelov
A Pavlovitch: Eugenii Urbanski
The Prosecutor: Stoicho Mazgalov
The Priest: George Georgiev

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.
"Stop; look; listen" (Ralph R. Upton)


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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