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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called 'Morris Mouse Goes to Town' with illustrations by Michael Foreman.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Ann Morrish
Presenter: Rick Jones
Illustrations (Morris Mouse Goes to Town): Michael Foreman

: Ten Classic Dishes: 3: Chicken with Mushrooms

Fanny Cradock makes them easy and provides a menu for each

Shown yesterday on BBC-1


Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Producer: Victor Poole

: 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

: 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

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Happiness is £ Shaped

by Donald Tosh
With George Baker as Ernest Whipple, Barbara Lott as Aunt Ada

Ernest Whipple works in a bank, looks after his paralysed mother, and supports Aunt Ada. Ada hankers after the luxurious life she lived with her husband and is overjoyed when Ernest wins a small fortune with a Premium Bond. But unfortunately, Ernest's reaction is not at all what Aunt Ada expects.


Writer: Donald Tosh
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Bill Craske
Ernest Whipple: George Baker
Aunt Ada: Barbara Lott

: The Hollywood Musical: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen.
Tonight: the 1953 production The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Starring Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig

See page 41


Original screenplay: Dr. Seuss
Original screenplay: Allan Scott
Producer: Stanley Kramer
Director: Roy Rowland
Mrs. Collins: Mary Healy
Mr. Zabladowski: Peter Lind Hayes
Bart Collins: Tommy Rettig
Dr. Terwilliker: Hans Conried

: Late Night Line-Up

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

"Don't view me with a critic's eye" (David Everett)



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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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