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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: 'Dark is Exciting' by Jill Tomlinson
Repeated on BBC-1 at 4.20
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Dark is Exciting): Jill Tomlinson

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors
Repeated next Tuesday evening on BBC-1 and BBC Wales
(to 13.45)


Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: James McCloy

: Frontiers of Science: Sound, Noise, and Vibration: 5: The Trying Task

Five programmes on research into the way our lives are affected by Sound, Noise, and Vibration

How does noise affect our efficiency at work?
Speakers include: Dr. D. E. Broadbent, F.R.S., Dr. S. MacKeith
Introduced by Dr. Peyto Slatter


Speaker: Dr. D. E. Broadbent
Speaker: Dr. S. MacKeith
Presenter: Dr. Peyto Slatter
Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: John Braybon
Series editor: James McCloy

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Floodlit Rugby League Competition

The first of the Quarter-Finals: Rochdale Hornets (blue with red and white V) v. Wigan (cherry and white hoops)
for the BBC-2 Trophy

The Floodlit Rugby League competition has had a most successful first round. There will be a new name on the trophy before the competition ends as Castleford, winners for the last three times, did not get past the first round. In the quarter-finals Rochdale Hornets are at home to Wigan. Rochdale have an enthusiastic lot of supporters, but Wigan are currently at the head of the league table. Wigan led by Eric Ashton, their manager, player, and coach, start with certain advantages. Some weeks ago they signed Keri Jones, of the British R.U. Lions, and they have a top scorer so far this season in full-back Colin Tyrar in their side.


Commentator: Eddie Waring
TV presentation: Ray Lakeland
Manager (Wigan): Eric Ashton
Rugby player (Wigan): Keri Jones
Rugby player (Wigan): Colin Tyrar

: Fanny Cradock: Colourful Cookery: 6: Savoury Mille Feuille, Gateau Bourbon



Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Philip Pride
Presented by: Betty White

: The Jazz Age: Thark

by Ben Travers
Starring Jimmy Thompson, Ronald Hines
Tales of the Twenties

Thark is a haunted house, purchased by the formidable Mrs. Frush from Sir Hector Benbow, a gay old dog with an eye for the ladies. Mistaken identities and misunderstandings pile one on the other, and as confusion multiplies, the scene moves from London to Thark for a chaotic confrontation with the supernatural.


Writer: Ben Travers
Title music: Ron Grainer
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Costumes: Robin Paye
Script editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Cherry Buck: Philippa Gail
Hook: David Battley
Warner: Jacqueline Lawrence
Lionel Frush: Terence Edmond
Mrs. Frush: Susan Field
Sir Hector Benbow: Ronald Hines
Ronny Gamble: Jimmy Thompson
Lady Benbow: Monica Grey
Kitty Stratton: Sarah-Jane Gwillim
Jones: Jimmy Gardner
Whittle: Robert Cook

: Europa: The Iron Glove

Wherever it's happening-the television teams of Europe are there reporting and commenting. How did they see us-the others-themselves? Europa supplements and questions the home television diet by bringing each week 'The World Through European Eyes'.
Tonight's programme looks at an island in the sun-at the Iron Fist in the Iron Glove-at life in Haiti under 'Papa Doc' Duvalier
Introduced by Olivier Todd



Presenter: Olivier Todd
Producer: Frank Smith

: A Question of Taste

The story of the Tate Gallery
How did this famous and unique collection of painting and sculpture come into being? What is in it, and why? Why does so much remain in store unseen?
Tonight's film argues, on the evidence of this famous collection, that the greatest artists are the inventors and not the imitators of the taste of their time.
Norman Reid, the present Director, explains his gallery's policy and purpose, and the nature of its problems in a period of controversy and change.
Written and produced by John Read
See page 38



Speaker: Norman Reid
Narrator: Robert Robinson
Writer/producer: John Read

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene

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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.

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.

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