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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Mr. Josh Jolly" by Joyce Tomsett.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Mr. Josh Jolly): Joyce Tomsett

: Mr. President: 5: The Captain of the West

When Roosevelt led America into the war against Germany and Japan, he changed his country's role in the world more than any President has done before or since. Out of his policies arose America's present commitment as a world power.
Written and introduced by Esmond Wright.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Writer/Presenter: Esmond Wright
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News with a special report in colour from Gerald Priestland and Charles Wheeler at the Republican Convention in Miami.
Followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter (The Republican Convention): Gerald Priestland
Reporter (The Republican Convention): Charles Wheeler

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The News-benders

by Desmond Lowden
[Starring] Donald Pleasence as J.G., Nigel Davenport as Robert Larkin
and Sarah Brackett as the Secretary

"A taut, plausible playlet." (Daily Mail)
It is 1973. J.G. is a powerful figure working for a television news agency. Robert is a young man who has reached the top of his profession early and is content to free-lance and enjoy a quiet family life in the country. However, J.G. wants Robert to work for him and, what is more, is determined to obtain his services.


Writer: Desmond Lowden
Designer: Norman James
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Rudolph Cartier
J.G.: Donald Pleasence
Robert Larkin: Nigel Davenport
The Secretary: Sarah Brackett

: Beyond the Frontier: 1: Russia

The first in a series of programmes in which European television crosses the frontiers of the more remote areas of the world to report on those countries which for reasons of distance or politics still remain relatively unknown.

From Moscow to Siberia.
Teenagers in Moscow...
Muslems in Samarkand...
Pioneers in Siberia...
Written and directed by Olrik Breckoff for WDR Cologne.



Writer/Director: Olrik Breckoff
Film edited by: Georg Patten
Film presented for BBC-tv by: Geoffrey Baines

: The Hollywood Musical: Tonight We Sing

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen.
Tonight: the 1953 production Tonight We Sing
Starring Ezio Pinza as Feodor Chaliapin, Roberta Peters as Elsa Valdine, Tamara Toumanova as Anna Pavlova, Anne Bancroft as Emma Hurok, Isaac Stern as Eugene Ysaye, Byron Palmer as Gregory Lawrence, David Wayne as S. Hurok
and the voice of Jan Peerce

The story of the impresario Sol Hurok and the many famous musical stars who appeared under his management.


Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz
Screenplay: George Oppenheimer
Producer: George Jessel
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Feodor Chaliapin: Ezio Pinza
Elsa Valdine: Roberta Peters
Anna Pavlova: Tamara Toumanova
Emma Hurok: Anne Bancroft
Eugene Ysaye: Isaac Stern
Gregory Lawrence: Byron Palmer
S. Hurok: David Wayne
Benjamin Golder: Oscar Karlweis
Nicolai: Mikhail Rasumny
Prager: Steven Geray
Gritti: Walter Woolf King
Allbrecht: Serge Perrault
Sol Hurok, aged ten: John Meek
Mrs. Golder: Eda Reis Merin
Eddie Golder: Russell Cantor
Gregory Lawrence (voice): Jan Peerce

: 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

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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