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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The Jackal and the Lizard"
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: New Clothes That Count: 7: Dress and Jacket

Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends

Fashion comments: David Bond
Demonstration: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse

(Accompanying booklet: see facing page)


Fashion Commentator: David Bond
Dressmaker: Ann Ladbury
Fitter: Beryl Rouse
Programme arranged by: Iris Furlong
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Series Editor: Beryl Radley

: 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: Stars and Stripes Down at the Bull

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

This week: Stars and Stripes Down at the Bull
"You are our American ambassadors. It is through your actions that the British people are able to judge us Americans as we really are and not as some people think that we are..."
So spoke the United States Air Force officer at this month's briefing when thirty airmen learnt the realities of being foreigners in Britain. The subject was 'Host Nation Irritants': in peacetime learning to live at peace with the natives is the main concern.
There are 52,000 American servicemen and their families in Britain. Eight thousand of them are stationed at two nuclear alert air bases within five miles of Woodbridge (pop. 6,650), a Suffolk market town. Those who cannot face the strangeness of it all never leave the base - an island of America in Constable country: gas stations and air conditioning, canned beer and bowling, clothes care coin-ops, and big American cars. American schools, American hospitals, even the meat is flown in from Washington D.C.
Those who brave the outside world, the country pubs, the thatched cottages, the world of the village bobby, see the England the tourist learns about. How different from the ad-man's dream do these uniformed American 'ambassadors' find us? How different do we find them?



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

: Gardeners' World: 2: Seed Sowing and Cool Greenhouse Plants

with Percy Thrower
From the Midlands
See page 28


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Hollywood Musical: The Gay Divorce

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1934 production The Gay Divorce
Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

This film is being shown to mark the opening of "Mame" in London's West End with Ginger Rogers in the starring part.
"The Gay Divorce" is one of the most famous of the Astaire-Rogers musicals. Guy Holden (Fred Astaire), an American dancer, is mistaken by Mimi (Ginger Rogers) for a professional co-respondent in her divorce case.
The spectacular finale features 'The Continental' and other numbers include Cole Porter's 'Night and day.'


Screenplay: George Marion Jr.
Screenplay: Dorothy Yost
Screenplay: Edward Kaufman
From the musical play by: Dwight Taylor
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Director: Mark Sandrich
Guy Holden: Fred Astaire
Mimi: Ginger Rogers
Aunt Hortense: Alice Brady
Egbert: Edward Everett Horton
Tonetti: Erik Rhodes
The waiter: Eric Blore

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
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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