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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, George Browne
Today's story is called "The Pimmerly Plum Tree"

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: John White
Storyteller: George Browne

: Ten Classic Dishes: 8: Duckling with Orange Sauce

Fanny Cradock makes them easy and provides a menu for each.
(Shown yesterday on BBC-1)


Cook/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 Derek Hart with the help of the cameras of the European television networks.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Noble Wilson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Eveline

by James Joyce
Dramatised by Jeremy Paul

Dublin 1912, and young Eveline's life is hard looking after her strict father. But it is eased somewhat with the arrival of Frank, a former sailor on a short holiday from Buenos Aires. He offers her a chance to escape, but the prospect of telling her father terrifies her.


Author: James Joyce
Dramatised by: Jeremy Paul
Music: Guy Woolfenden
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Elsa Bolam
Eveline: Sheelagh Cullen
Little Eveline: Elizabeth Crowther
Mr. Hill: Joe Lynch
Mrs. Hill: Sheila Manahan
Frank: Donal Donnelly
Julia: Mary Duddy
Miss Gavan: Phyllis McMahon
Miss Baggot: Eileen Colgan
Children - Little Keogh: Barry King
Children - Harry: David Howe
Children - Ernest: Spencer Shires
Children - Joey: Roland Pickering

: The Hollywood Musical: The Inspector General

Tonight: the 1949 production The Inspector General
Starring Danny Kaye
with Walter Slezak, Elsa Lanchester, Barbara Bates

In this tuneful adaptation of Gogol's comedy an itinerant tinker is mistaken for an important government official in nineteenth-century Russia. (Colour)


Lyrics and music: Sylvia Fine
Screenplay: Philip Rapp
Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz
Suggested by a play by: Nikolai Gogol
Producer: Jerry Wald
Director: Henry Koster
Georgi: Danny Kaye
Yakov: Walter Slezak
Leza: Barbara Bates
Maria: Elsa Lanchester
The Mayor: Gene Lockhart
Kovatch: Alan Hale
Col. Gastine: Walter Catlett
Inspector General: Rhys Williams

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

With Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.

"Full of lucid intervals" (Cervantes)



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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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.

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