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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story: "Pippa goes out at Night" by Barbara Murrell.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Pippa goes out at Night): Barbara Murrell

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: A Touch of Venus: Short Circuit

by Aldo Nicolaj
Translated by Anthony Paul
A series of short plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances.
[Starring] Edwige Feuillere

Marie-Louise, an elegant but nervous widow, has retired from the world to her Paris penthouse and roof garden. She is quite happy until her privacy is invaded by a cheeky young electrician who appears on top of an adjacent building to mend a short circuit.
(Next week: Margaret Leighton in "All On Her Own" by Terence Rattigan)


Author: Aldo Nicolaj
Translated by: Anthony Paul
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Hal Burton
Marie-Louise: Edwige Feuillere

: Man Alive

Achievement... Happiness... Tragedy... Stress...
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival,
Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson



Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Hollywood Musical: The Girl Can't Help It

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen.
Tonight: the 1956 production of "The Girl Can't Help It"
Starring Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien
and featuring Julie London, Ray Anthony, Barry Gordon, Fats Domino, The Platters, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Treniers, The Chuckles, Johnny Olenn, Nino Tempo, Eddie Cochran, Abbey Lincoln, Eddie Fontaine

A small-time theatrical agent is commissioned by a one-time gangster, Marty 'Fats' Murdock, to turn his current girl-friend into a pop star. His choice of song to launch her on a successful career is "Rock Around the Rockpile" composed while he was doing time in prison.


Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Frank Tashlin
Screenplay: Herbert Baker
From a story by: Garson Kanin
Tom Miller: Tom Ewell
Jerri Jordan: Jayne Mansfield
Murdock: Edmond O'Brien
Mousie: Henry Jones
Wheeler: John Emery
Hilda - maid: Juanita Moore
Herself: Julie London
Himself: Ray Anthony
Barry the Paperboy: Barry Gordon
Himself: Fats Domino
Themselves: The Platters
Himself: Little Richard
Himself: Gene Vincent
Themselves: The Treniers
Themselves: The Chuckles
Himself: Johnny Olenn
Himself: Nino Tempo
Himself: Eddie Cochran
Herself: Abbey Lincoln
Himself: Eddie Fontaine

: 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.

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