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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: 'The Princess and the Three Oranges'
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: 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: Resolutions

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: Resolutions
Every New Year's Day we tell ourselves, as we face another 365 days, that we'll change this; reorder that; be different or better. But the resolve is one thing and the fact is a very different matter.
In the last twelve months of Man Alive programmes we've heard a great deal of resolve, seen a great many promises and good intentions demonstrated. There have also been a number of fascinating characters whose future was a question-mark which would certainly bear looking at again. What happened to the people? How did things work out for them? Have promises been kept or have all those middle-of-the-year resolutions gone the way that most New Year's resolutions do?
In tonight's programme Man Alive looks back at some of the people, the problems, and the promises of the last twelve months-and reports progress.


Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Hollywood Musical: Pal Joey

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1957 production of Pal Joey
starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak

with Barbara Nichols

Joey Evans, an ambitious singer, arrives in San Francisco without work or money. He has just one intangible asset-a way with women-which he exploits to the full.


Screenplay: Dorothy Kingsley
From the musical play by: John O'Hara
Words and Music: Richard Rodgers
Words and Music: Lorenz Hart
Producer: Fred Kohlmar
Director: George Sidney
Vera Simpson: Rita Hayworth
Joey Evans: Frank Sinatra
Linda English: Kim Novak
Gladys: Barbara Nichols
Ned Galvin: Bobby Sherwood
Mike Higgins: Hank Henry
Mrs. Casey: Elizabeth Patterson
Bartender: Robin Morse
Col. Langley: Frank Wilcox
Mr. Forsythe: Pierre Watkin
Anderson: Barry Bernard
Carol: Ellie Kent
Sabrina: Nara McAfee
Patsy: Betty Utey
Lola: Bek Nelson

: Sissinghurst

Nigel Nicolson shows how his parents, Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, created the gardens at Sissinghurst, and introduces extracts from the Diaries and Letters


Presenter: Nigel Nicolson
Director: Anna Pavord

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Part of a concert of music by the Strauss family given this morning in the Main Hall of the Musikverein by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Led and conducted in the traditional manner by Willi Boskovsky
with dancers from the Vienna Folk Opera Ballet
Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service
Introduced by Richard Baker


Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra led and conducted by: Willi Boskovsky
Dancers: Dancers from the Vienna Folk Opera Ballet
Choreography: Dia Luca
Director: Hermann Lanske
Presenter: Richard Baker

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests


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.

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