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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Peter Glaze
Today's story is called "The Three Pigs"
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: Peter Glaze
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Graham McCallum
Script: Michael Cole
Producer: Molly Cox

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Almost Human: The Fish Fanciers

How to live with animals and look after them.
Introduced by Di Fisher.

More than five million people in Britain now keep tropical or coldwater fish.
What explains this post-war boom in fish tanks in the house and pools in the garden? Are houses and flats becoming too small for bigger pets? Is the sight of tropical fish a sedative for the strains of modern life?


Presenter: Di Fisher
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Reporter: Laurence Perkins
Director: Mary David
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Expert: Nice Day

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Sally Nesbitt

A girl is assaulted in a park and the only witness is her young daughter. The police are certain they know who did it, but the girl cannot identify the man in an identity parade.
Hardy sees her domineering mother-in-law and her ineffectual husband, but gets no help from either of them. It is only when Inspector Fleming arrives at his laboratory that the pieces begin to fall into place.


Writer/Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Jean Chambers: Sheila Fearn
Jenny Chambers: Rebecca Saire
Tony Blanchard: Gary Watson
Tommy: Gary Smith
Ron Chambers: Mike Lucas
Mrs. Chambers: Ruth Kettlewell
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Jane Carter: Sally Nesbitt
Det. Chief Insp Fleming: Victor Winding
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Mr. Ryder: David Steuart

: Louis Armstrong and his All Stars

in a programme recorded during their recent visit to England.
The All Stars: Tyree Glenn (trombone), Joe Muranyi (clarinet), Marty Napoleon (piano), Buddy Catlett (bass), Danny Barcelona (drums) with Jewel Brown


Trumpeter: Louis Armstrong
Trombonist (The All Stars): Tyree Glenn
Clarinettist (The All Stars): Joe Muranyi
Pianist (The All Stars): Marty Napoleon
Bassist (The All Stars): Buddy Catlett
Drummer (The All Stars): Danny Barcelona
Singer: Jewel Brown
Design: Colin Pigott
Production: Michael Hurll

: The World of Beachcomber

Adapted by Barry Took from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express.
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring George Benson, Clive Dunn, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Sheila Steafel, Frank Thornton, Leon Thau
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by Michael Redgrave.
Also appearing this week: Margaret Nolan, Ronnie Brody, Lionel Wheeler


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Michael Young
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by: Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actress]: Margaret Nolan
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on its proceedings, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of MPs' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up presenting: Pick of the Month

Late Night Line-Up's selection of some of the interesting and amusing moments from programmes seen on BBC-2 during July.
Introduced by Sheridan Morley.


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.

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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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