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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The Cross-Eyed Cowboy"
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Make It My Place: 8: A Divided Bedroom in Broxbourne, Herts

Ten leading designers are invited to solve ten domestic design problems for families who want to do some of the work themselves
BBC film
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 11


Presenter: Peter Glynn Smith
Interior Designer: Sylvia Reid
Drawings: Don Kidman
Do-It-Yourself: Roy Day
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: 2: The British 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: 2: The British Alcoholic
In Britain today there are at least half a million alcoholics-some ignorant of the illness from which they suffer; others, ashamed and afraid, hiding it from family, friends, and employers.
Industry alone has to face a bill estimated at £50 million a year in lost output. Are employers facing up to this fact too slowly? Are they slow to recognise the significance of the 'Monday-morning hangover', which keeps hundreds from work? Are they slow to reach out to help the executive who is drink-fuddled through most of the day?
Is the drinking executive only steps away from the meths men? What research is being done to find out about the disease and to collate information about treatment methods? In this the last of a two-part enquiry, Man Alive tries to find out.
See page 39


Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Cool of the Evening

in which saxophonists Zoot Sims and Al Cohn play their own style of jazz
with The Stan Tracey Trio


Saxophonist: Zoot Sims
Saxophonist: Al Cohn
Musicians: The Stan Tracey Trio

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)

: The Hollywood Musical: Flower Drum Song

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1961 production Flower Drum Song
Starring Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta
with Miyoshi Umeki

The film version of the famous show by Rodgers and Hammerstein, featuring such numbers as 'A hundred million miracles' and 'I enjoy being a girl.' A young and innocent girl from Hong Kong sets off a train of romantic complications when she arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown.


Screenplay: Joseph Fields
Choreography: Hermes Pan
Producer: Ross Hunter
Director: Henry Koster
Linda Low: Nancy Kwan
Wang Ta: James Shigeta
Mai Li: Miyoshi Umeki
Sammy Fong: Jack Soo
Auntie: Juanita Hall
Wang: Benson Fong
Helen Chao: Reiko Sato
Dr. Li: Kam Tong
Wang San: Patrick Adiarte
Frankie Wing: Victor Sen Yung
San's girl-friends: Cherylene Lee
San's girl-friends: Virginia Lee

: 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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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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