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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Story: "The Tree with a Difficult Name"
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Make It My Place: 7: A Hobbies Room in Birmingham

Ten leading designers are invited to solve ten domestic design problems for families who want to do some of the work themselves
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 4

The problem is to convert a spare bedroom into a hobbies room for oil painting, fly-tying, typing, and dressmaking, still leaving space to sleep occasional guests. A room 11 ft. 8 ins. by 8 ft. 11 ins., with one long window wall presents quite a challenge to any designer.


Interior Designer: Harold Bartram
Drawings: Don Kidman
Do-It-Yourself: Roy Day
Presenter: Peter Glynn Smith
Producer: Sheila Innes

: 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

: Man Alive: Name Your Poison: 1: The American Alcoholic

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

This week: Name Your Poison: 1: The American Alcoholic
The richest nation in the world has problems to match its affluence. Alcoholism has become America's fourth biggest killer disease - after cancer, heart disease, and mental illness - and of the six million alcoholics in the U.S. today, seventy per cent are not to be found on Skid Row.
They live with their families, attend church, pay taxes, educate their children, and continue to function on just the edge of social acceptability as farmers, teachers, clergymen, doctors, and housewives.
In the first of a two-part inquiry into alcoholism, Man Alive looks at alcoholics and their families from Long Island to California, visits them in prison, and investigates what happens to them in treatment clinics: and then asks "Is this the way to deal with the problem?"

(Next week: The British Alcoholic)


Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The World Professional Tennis Tournament of Champions

From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley
The best of today's matches including the Doubles Final


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: David Vine
Production: A. P. Wilkinson
Production: Alan Mouncer
Production: Brian Johnson
Production: David Kenning

: 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 and 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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