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: Play School: Science Day

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


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Graphics: Mina Martinez
Scriptwriter: Ruth Craft
Director: Christopher Fagg
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Apollo 9

See panel and page 33

The next step in America's bid to be first on the moon
Direct from the Kennedy Space Center During the afternoon, the final count-down and launching of one of the most crucial missions in the manned spacecraft programme Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
Commentators, James Burke, Michael Charlton, Patrick Moore

In association with the European Broadcasting Union and National Aeronautics and Space Administration

On BBC-1 and BBC-2 Colour


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Commentator: James Burke
Commentator: Michael Charlton
Commentator: Patrick Moore
Executive Producer: Richard Francis

: The Visual Scene: 7: Period of Hope

Architecture in Europe since 1945
Ten programmes which take a look at the look and the attitudes of the last twenty-five years

Millions of homeless, flattened towns, ruined transport: these were the problems which faced Europe after the war. In England someone said: "We had a grim gratitude to the Luftwaffe for clearance we might not have had the courage to undertake ourselves; even at the height of the blitz plans were being made to rebuild and build anew."
What happened to these plans is the theme of the next three programmes.
Introduced by John Donat


Presenter: John Donat
Studio Director: Anthony Cash
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Wheelbase: Who Buys a Bike?

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motor cycling

For every one motor-bike buyer in Britain there are about ten customers for cars. But traffic jams and motoring taxes could switch drivers from four wheels to two.
Harry Louis, Editor-in-Chief, "Motor Cycle," looks forward to the bike of the 1970s; and Britain's top racing rider, Phil Read, and a motor cycle enthusiast, The Earl of Denbigh, test some of the latest luxury models from Britain, Germany, and Japan.



Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Interviewee: Harry Louis
Biker: Phil Read
Biker: The Earl of Denbigh
Associate Producer: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: Dave King at The Talk of the Town

Written and staged by Sid Green and Dick Hills
with The Ladybirds

Dave King, in a mixture of comedy and songs, is joined by the three-girl group The Ladybirds, who usually provide off-screen backing. Tonight they will be very much in view and you will enjoy seeing and hearing them with Dave in a medley of current pop songs.


Writer/Staged by: Sid Green
Writer/staged by: Dick Hills
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical arrangements: Norman Percival
Producer: John Ammonds
Entertainer: Dave King
Singers: The Ladybirds

: Civilisation: 1: The Skin of Our Teeth

A personal view by Kenneth Clark
In this the first of a new documentary series of thirteen programmes, one of our most distinguished art historians and critics Sir Kenneth Clark examines the ideas and values which to him give meaning to the term Western Civilisation.
Tonight he looks at the Dark Ages, the six centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire. Travelling from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides, from the Norway of the Vikings to Charlemagne's chapel at Aachen, he unravels the extraordinary story of how European thought and art were saved by 'the skin of our teeth.'
Shown on Sunday
See centre pages


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Director/Producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: The French Cinema: Jean Renoir's Toni

Presenting a series of feature films reflecting some of the finest work of France's most famous and talented directors and artists.
Starring Charles Blavette as Toni

Toni's attempt to save the girl he loves from a murder charge leads to further misfortune.
The basic idea for this film was suggested to Jean Renoir by a police commissioner in a small community near Marseilles, who had prepared a comprehensive dossier on a spectacular crime passionnel in the district.


Script/Director: Jean Renoir
Script: Carl Einstein
Producer: Pierre Gaut
Toni: Charles Blavette
Marie: Jenny Helia
Josepha: Celia Montalvan
Fernand: Delmont
Gaby: Andrex
Albert: Dalban
Sebastian: Kobachevitch

: Westminster at Work

David Holmes looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster


Presenter: David Holmes

: 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

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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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