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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Sally Goes to Hospital"
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: 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: The Brain: 4: The Developing Brain

Five programmes on current research being carried out on The Brain

The growth 'spurt' of the brain is particularly vulnerable to the effect of malnutrition and disease.
Speakers: Dr. John Dobbing and A Consultant Neurophysiologist
Introduced by Dr. Christopher Evans


Presenter: Dr. Christopher Evans
Speaker: Dr. John Dobbing
Speaker: A consultant neurophysiologist [name uncredited]
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones
Series Editor: James McCloy

: 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

: Floodlit Rugby League Competition: First Semi-Final: Wigan v. Leigh

for the BBC-2 Trophy
Wigan (blue Jerseys) v. Leigh (cherry and white hoops)

These two teams are great rivals. Both come from the same part of Lancashire, and already this season have had tremendous clashes. Wigan, led by Eric Ashton, as manager-player-coach, come up against Leigh who are led by Alex Murphy, also manager-player-coach. Both have played many times for Great Britain. This match should be one of the highlights of the whole BBC-2 Floodlit Rugby League series.


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter
Series Producer: Ray Lakeland
Manager-player-coach (Wigan): Eric Ashton
Manager-player-coach (Leigh): Alex Murphy

: Fanny Cradock: Colourful Cookery: 10: Puffed Onion Tart from Provence, Omelette Soufflee

This week Fanny Cradock shows how to make two dishes which use eggs as a main ingredient.
Recipes demonstrated in these programmes are obtainable in a booklet (2s. 6d from booksellers, or 3s. 3d. by post from BBC Publications, [address removed]


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Phillip Pride
Presented by: Betty White

: The Jazz Age: Lonely Road

by Nevil Shute
Dramatised by Elwyn Jones
with John Gregson as Commander Stevenson, Robert Harris as Sir David Carter,
Jerome Willis as Major Norman, Jayne Sofiano as Mollie Gordon, Bernard Archard as Jenkinson

Tales of the Twenties

Late one night Commander Stevenson sees some strange goods being unloaded on a lonely beach. Before he is knocked unconscious he also sees three faces. This is the start of a tale involving smuggling, murder, and revenge.


Author: Nevil Shute
Dramatised by: Elwyn Jones
Title Music: Ron Grainer
Costumes: Susan Wheal
Make-up: Eileen Mair
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: John Matthews
Commander Stevenson: John Gregson
Sir David Carter: Robert Harris
Major Norman: Jerome Willis
Mollie Gordon: Jayne Sofiano
Jenkinson: Bernard Archard
Marston: Rex Robinson
Adela: Karen Ford
Billy Cordon: Paul Grist
Waitress: Damaris Hayman
Colonel Feddon: Michael Barrington
Police Sgt: Harry Davies
Edna: Sue Whitman
Dr. Mackenzie: Walter Horsbrugh
Professor Ormsby: Frederick Hall

: Europa: It Comes to Us All-In Time

Wherever it's happening - the television teams of Europe are there reporting and commenting. How do they see us - the others - themselves? Europa supplements and questions the home television diet by bringing each week 'The World Through European Eyes.'

Tonight in Europe we look at death. The racket, the ritual, and refrigerated resurrection.
Introduced this week by Olivier Todd



Presenter: Olivier Todd
Producer: Frank Smith

: 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

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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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