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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Carol Chell, John White
In the story chair, Charles Leno
Today's story is called "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter

"Bell horses, bell horses,
What time of day?
One o'clock, two o'clock
Three and away"
Dapple has bells on his harness today, and Jemima has a new coat to go for a ride. On Tuesday everybody's off on a journey - to the seaside for a picnic. John goes fishing later in the week and asks you to play a river game with him. The tales about Peter Rabbit, Johnny Town-mouse, and Mr. Jeremy Fisher are among the stories by Beatrix Potter that Charles Leno reads in Play School every day this week.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: John White
Storyteller: Charles Leno
Author (The Tale of Peter Rabbit): Beatrix Potter

: 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
followed by The Weather


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

: Minding the Shop

by Alun Owen
Starring Brian Cox as George, Margaret Tyzack as American Visitor
with Ivor Dean as Shop Owner



Writer: Alun Owen
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: James Gilbert
George: Brian Cox
American Visitor: Margaret Tyzack
Shop Owner: Ivor Dean

: Faces of Paris: 3: Man of the Streets

A series of six films about the lives of people who have achieved success working in Paris.

Cesar, a small humorous Frenchman with a big moustache, makes nonsense of the popular image of a great sculptor.


Executive Producer: Brian Lewis
Director: Michael Rabiger

: Romeo and Juliet

Starring Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall
with Flora Robson, Mervyn Johns, Bill Travers
Adapted for the screen and directed by Renato Castellani.

An unusual version of the famous love story mostly shot on location in Italy.


Adapted by/Director: Renato Castellani
Producer: Sandro Ghenzi
Romeo: Laurence Harvey
Juliet: Susan Shentall
The Nurse: Flora Robson
Friar Laurence: Mervyn Johns
Benvolio: Bill Travers
Tybalt: Enzo Fiermonte
Mercutio: Aldo Zollo
Prince of Verona: Giovanni Rota
Capulet: Sebastian Cabot
Lady Capulet: Lydia Sherwood
Prologue read by: Sir John Gielgud

: 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.

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