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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Wet Albert" by Michael and Joanne Cole

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: John White
Author (Wet Albert): Michael Cole
Author (Wet Albert): Joanne Cole

: Bonjour Francoise: 18: Comment vous appelez-vous?

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
For absolute beginners in French
with Francois Brincourt, Malou Pantera, 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: Sleep

Life ...in the animal world
Introduced by Anthony Smith.

"...all Life death does end and each day dies with sleep." (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
Most animals sleep, some, including ourselves, spending as much as a third of their lives in this state. Although it is comparatively easy to recognise sleep, it is not at all clearly understood what it is for. Is it a waste of time and something that a substitute, a pill for instance, could replace?

Sleep is discussed by:
Dr. David Blest, University of London
Dr. Andrew McGhie, Royal Dundee Liff Hospital
Dr. Ian Oswald, University of Edinburgh
with contributions from:
Dr. Christopher Evans, National Physical Laboratory
Professor Michel Jouvet, University of Lyons
Dr. Dieter Backhaus, Frankfurt Zoo
Reg Lanworn, Zoological Society of London
From the South and West


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Panellist: Dr. David Blest
Panellist: Dr. Andrew McGhie
Panellist: Dr. Ian Oswald
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Evans
Speaker: Professor Michel Jouvet
Speaker: Dr. Dieter Backhaus
Speaker: Reg Lanworn
Programme compiled by: Andrew Snell
Director: Brian Phillips
Series editor: Ronald Webster

: Crossword on Two

A contest between teams from
Ron Ellwood, Isobel Gomersall, Gordon Sugden
Jack Griffiths, Barbara Stewart, Peter Rowlinson

Introduced by Derek Hart.


Contestant (Bradford): Ron Ellwood
Contestant (Bradford): Isobel Gomersall
Contestant (Bradford): Gordon Sugden
Contestant (Oxford): Jack Griffiths
Contestant (Oxford): Barbara Stewart
Contestant (Oxford): Peter Rowlinson
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, Harold Williamson


Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: World Cinema: Jean Renoir's The Golden Coach

(Original English language version)
Starring Anna Magnani with Duncan Lamont, Paul Campbell
Based on "Le Carosse du Saint-Sacrement" by Prosper Merimee.
See page 27


Script/director: Jean Renoir
Script: Jack Kirkland
Script: Renzo Avanzo
Script: Giulio Macchi
Producer: Francesco Alliata
Camilla: Anna Magnani
The Viceroy: Duncan Lamont
The Young Officer: Paul Campbell
The Bull Fighter: Ricardo Rioli
Don Antonio: Odoardo Spadaro
Inn Keeper: William Tubes
Viceroy's secretary: George Higgins
The Duke: Ralph Truman
The Bishop: Jean Debucourt

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

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

"Needs only to be seen to be admired" (Cowper)



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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