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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Where does the Butterfly go when it rains?" by May Garelick
Pictures by Leonard Weisgard
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (Where does the Butterfly go when it rains?): May Garelick
Pictures (Where does the Butterfly go when it rains?): Leonard Weisgard

: Car-Wise: 8: Shock Absorbers; Tyres

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine with Barry Bucknell and Doug Mitchell.
From the South and West
(Shown on Sunday on BBC-1)


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Doug Mitchell
Producer: John Dobson

: 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: The Chequers Manoeuvre

by Charlotte and Denis Plimmer.
[Starring] Ernest Clark as The Brigadier, Derek Newark as Gregson, Geoffrey Palmer as Professor Peter Wybrow, Anne Ridler as Miss Partridge, Michael Ripper as Nixon

A deserted army camp somewhere in England, or so it seems until you look more closely. For there you will find four men and one woman talking. From a distance you cannot hear what they say. But you can see the guns - deadly weapons designed to kill by remote control. You move closer and you can see their faces. An interesting group... closer still and now you can hear what is said "Good morning madam and gentlemen. We are here to plan an assassination."


Writer: Charlotte Plimmer
Writer: Denis Plimmer
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Christopher Barry
The Brigadier: Ernest Clark
Gregson: Derek Newark
Professor Peter Wybrow: Geoffrey Palmer
Miss Partridge: Anne Ridler
Nixon: Michael Ripper

: Europa: Experiments in Colour

As colour television spreads throughout Europe tonight's programme includes some avantgarde colour films recently shown in both Western and Eastern Europe.
Introduced by Derek Hart.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Frank Smith

: The Hollywood Musical: What Lola Wants (Damn Yankees)

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen.
Tonight: the 1958 production What Lola Wants (Damn Yankees)
Starring Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston

The screen version of the famous American musical Damn Yankees revolving round a baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil in order to help his team win the championship.


Produced and directed by: Stanley Donen
Produced and directed by: George Abbott
Music and lyrics: Richard Adler
Music and lyrics: Jerry Ross
Joe Hardy: Tab Hunter
Lola: Gwen Verdon
Applegate: Ray Walston
Van Buren: Russ Brown
Meg: Shannon Bolin
Smokey: Nathaniel Frey

: 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.


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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.

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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