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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story: "Boots" by Katherine Hoskyns and Jenny Joseph
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Boots): Katherine Hoskyns
Author (Boots): Jenny Joseph

: 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

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Tape Recorder

by Pat Flower
With Suzanne Neve, Tenniel Evans

She is saving up for her trousseau and works in the evenings as secretary to a writer. Tonight he has dictated an outline of his latest thriller on to a tape recorder for her. Gradually she realises that the central character in the thriller bears an uncanny and indeed terrifying resemblance to herself.

"The play was compelling" (Daily Mirror)
"Miss Neve cleverly conveyed the impression of mounting hysteria" (Daily Telegraph)
"Suzanne Neve managed to pull off a very difficult trick: the way a woman behaves when she believes she is alone" (Observer)



Writer: Pat Flower
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Director: Tony Wickert
The Secretary: Suzanne Neve
The Writer: Tenniel Evans

: Beyond the Frontier: 5: Brazil: The Two Cities

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.
Directed by Pierre Kast for O.R.T.F., Paris



Director: Pierre Kast
Presented for BBC-tv by: Peter Ceresole

: The Hollywood Musical: The Glenn Miller Story

Tonight: the 1954 production The Glenn Miller Story
Starring James Stewart, June Allyson
and featuring guest stars Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, Gene Krupa, Ben Pollack, The Modernaires

Glenn Miller, one of the most notable dance band musicians of his time, became one of the great morale boosters when he joined the U.S. Air Force during the Second World War. He died tragically when a single-engined plane in which he was flying to Paris disappeared over the English Channel.


Musical Adaptation: Henry Mancini
Screenplay: Valentine Davies
Screenplay: Oscar Brodney
Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Director: Anthony Mann
Glenn Miller: James Stewart
Helen Miller: June Allyson
Don Haynes: Charles Drake
Si Schribman: George Tobias
Chummy MacGregor: Henry Morgan
Mr. Miller: Irving Bacon
Mrs. Miller: Kathleen Lockhart
General Arnold: Barton MacLane
Himself: Louis Armstrong
Herself: Frances Langford
Himself: Gene Krupa
Himself: Ben Pollack
Singers: The Modernaires

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene.

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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