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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Tortoise has a Birthday" by Elizabeth Shaw.
Translated from the German by Richard Sadler.

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Author (Tortoise has a Birthday): Elizabeth Shaw
Translator (Tortoise has a Birthday): Richard Sadler


Second of four programmes of practical help from experts
Skin Care:
Dr. Eric Trimmer
Sensible Eating: Dr. A. E. Bender
Work Without Strain: Eileen Fowler
Introduced by John Edmunds
Producer, Joy Harinctobi


Unknown: Dr. A. E. Bender
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Introduced By: John Edmunds
Producer: Joy Harinctobi

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Pleasant Dreams, Fernando

by Rod Beacham
[Starring] James Culliford as Bob, Anna Palk as Sally


Writer: Rod Beacham
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Hart
Bob: James Culliford
Sally: Anna Palk
Roger's voice: Tim Wilton
Girls' voices: Katie Heyland
Girls' voices: Gabrielle Lloyd
Girls' voices: Diana McMahon

: 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
Producer: Frank Smith


2: Value for Money
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST PARTY with Ted Leather
Also on BBC-1


A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1951 production
Call Me Mister starring
Screenplay by ALBERT E. LEWIN and BURT Styles from the musical revue by HAROLD J. ROME and ARNOLD Auerbach Produced by Fred Kohlmar
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
A former song-and-dance man turned soldier discovers life has added complications when his estranged wife turns up to enter-, tain the troops


Unknown: Betty Grable
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Danny Thomas
Unknown: Dale Robertson
Unknown: Albert E. Lewin
Unknown: Arnold Auerbach
Produced By: Fred Kohlmar
Directed By: Lloyd Bacon
Kay Hudson: Bettt Grabli
Shep Dooley: Dan Dailey
Stanley: Danny Thomas
Capt Johnny Comstock: Dale Robertson
Blllie Barton: Benay Venuta
Mess Sergeant: Richard Boone
The Kid: Jeffrey Hunter
Sergeant: Frank Fontaine

: 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, Sheridan Morley.
"The popular prejudice runs in favour of 2" (Charles Dickens)


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.

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