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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Charles Leno
Today's story: "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny" by Beatrix Potter.

(Next week's picturebooks: "Follow This Line" by Michael O'Leary; "Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose; "Andy Rockies and the Lion" by Alan Rogers and Jack Dadd; "The Orchestra of the Sea" by Yuzo Otsuka, illustrated by Toshiko Maruki)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: John White
Storyteller: Charles Leno
Author (The Tale of Benjamin Bunny): Beatrix Potter
Pianist: Paul Reade
Graphics: Mina Martinez
Script: Catherine Gavin
Director: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

Second day's play at The Oval.
(to 18.35)


Commentary team: Brian Johnston
Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Commentary team: Ted Dexter
Production team: Philip Lewis
Production team: Nick Hunter

: 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: Shopping for Pets

How to live with animals and look after them.
Introduced by Di Fisher with Michael Frostick and Frank Manolson.

Is a shop the best place to buy a pet? Or is it better to deal direct with breeders? Do pet shops force up prices or increase the risk of sickness among puppies and kittens?


Presenter: Di Fisher
Presenter: Michael Frostick
Presenter: Frank Manolson
Director: Mary David
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Expert: Here Lies...

by Robert Barr
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish

An old man dies. It is only when his housekeeper returns some unused tablets to the chemist that any sort of suspicion clouds the issue.
Hardy is brought in to conduct various tests and he questions the principals in the case. The conclusion he reaches is arrived at only after he has very carefully Weighed up all the factors in the case, and even so his decision is a surprise.


Writer: Robert Barr
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Shaun O'Riordan
Emily Stafford: Liane Aukin
Parson: Reginald Barratt
John Stafford: Ewan Hooper
Mrs. Stafford: Beatrice Kane
Mrs. Yarrow: Jennie Paul
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Chemist: Peter Swanwick
Dr. Gardner: Lewis Fiander
Dr. Lowther: Norman Scace
Coroner: Brian Oulton

: International Cabaret from Sweden

The Young Generation introduce artists from Berns Restaurants, Stockholm.
Starring from France: Gilbert Becaud
from Sweden: Monica Zetterlund
from Germany: Joe Castor
and from France: Li Suong

The Young Generation: Ann Chapman, Bobby Bannerman, Jackie Dalton, Ray Cornell, Marlene Domanska, Brian Evans, Dee Eldridge, Danny Grover, Norma Froggatt, Harry Higham, Sally Graham, Roger Howlett, Jane Herbert, Tony Kemp, Linda Herbert, Scot Mackee, Lesley Judd, Rhys Nelsen, Janie Kells, Brian Rogers, Linda Lawrence, Frederick Share, Patricia Lovett, Barrie Stevens, Maggie Vieler, Ricky Stratful, Rae Wallace, Donald Torr, We Wei Wong, Andy Wallace
A joint BBC-tv S.R.T. production


Singer: Gilbert Becaud
Singer: Monica Zetterlund
Magician: Joe Castor
Performer: Li Suong
Singer/Dancer: Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer: Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer: Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer: Ray Cornell
Singer/Dancer: Marlene Domanska
Singer/Dancer: Brian Evans
Singer/Dancer: Dee Eldridge
Singer/Dancer: Danny Grover
Singer/Dancer: Norma Froggatt
Singer/Dancer: Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer: Sally Graham
Singer/Dancer: Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer: Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer: Tony Kemp
Singer/Dancer: Linda Herbert
Singer/Dancer: Scot Mackee
Singer/Dancer: Lesley Judd
Singer/Dancer: Rhys Nelsen
Singer/Dancer: Janie Kells
Singer/Dancer: Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer: Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer: Frederick Share
Singer/Dancer: Patricia Lovett
Singer/Dancer: Barrie Stevens
Singer/Dancer: Maggie Vieler
Singer/Dancer: Ricky Stratful
Singer/Dancer: Rae Wallace
Singer/Dancer: Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer: We Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer: Andy Wallace
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical arrangements: Ralph Dollimore
Musical arrangements: Max Harris
Musical arrangements: Burt Rhodes
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Costumes: Angela Flanders
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Associate Producer: Liliane Carlberg
Production: Stewart Morris

: Gustavus: Goodnight Gustavus

A cartoon character from Hungary who is always at the receiving end when mishaps, misadventures, and mischief are around.
Tonight: Goodnight Gustavus

: 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, Leon Thau, Frank Thornton
"The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen" read by Michael Redgrave.
Also appearing this week: Arthur Mullard, Nadja Regin, Ronnie Brody, Lionel Wheeler


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional material: Ken Hoare
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Chris Pemsel
Producer: John Howard Davies
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
Reader, "The Anthology of Huntingdonshire Cabmen": Michael Redgrave
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Nadja Regin
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up presenting a Friday diversion Colour Me Pop
featuring Barry Noble with Fern's Brass Foundry.



Singer: Barry Noble
Musicians: Fern's Brass Foundry
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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