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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Julian d'Albie
Today's story: "Farmer Cake and Farmer Rake" by Judith Miles
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Storyteller: Julian d'Albie
Author (Farmer Cake and Farmer Rake): Judith Miles

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, 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

: A Touch of Venus: Desmond

by John Mortimer
A series of short plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances.
[Starring] Moira Lister

The marriage of Desmond and Emma Grant, two high-powered journalists, survives many ups and downs until Desmond decides to marry his latest girl-friend, Joanna. Emma invites Joanna to lunch to talk it over.
(October 16: Elisabeth Bergner in "The Jewish Wife" by Bertolt Brecht)


Writer: John Mortimer
Designer: Leo Austin
Producer: Hal Burton
Emma Grant: Moira Lister

: 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, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson



Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Hollywood Musical: My Sister Eileen

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen.
Tonight: the 1955 production of My Sister Eileen
Starring Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, Jack Lemmon
with Robert Fosse, Kurt Kasznar

A gay and lively musical from the stories of Ruth McKenney about two sisters from Ohio who come to New York in search of fame and fortune.


Screenplay: Blake Edwards
Screenplay/Director: Richard Quine
From the play by: Joseph Fields
From the play by: Jerome Chodorov
Songs by: Jule Styne
Songs by: Leo Robin
Producer: Fred Kohlmar
Eileen Sherwood: Janet Leigh
Ruth Sherwood: Betty Garrett
Bob Baker: Jack Lemmon
Frank Lippencott: Robert Fosse
Appopolous: Kurt Kasznar
Wreck: Richard York
Helen: Lucy Marlow
Chick Clark: Tommy Rall

: 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.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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