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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story: "Danny Fox" by David Thomson
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Danny Fox): David Thomson

: New Clothes That Count: 8: Coat and Dress

Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends
Fashion comments: David Bond
Demonstrations: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse
Accompanying booklet: see page 17


Fashion comments: 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
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Football Manager

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, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Football Manager
Half a million people go to Football League matches every Saturday, and for every one who goes ten watch a game on television. Association Football is more than a game, an industry, or a way of life. It is an institution. Players become heroes, winning teams become symbols of national pride. But a football team is only as successful as its manager, and in football only the successful survive. If the team wins, the players get the credit; if it loses, too often the manager gets the sack. Already this season nearly half the ninety-two Football League managers have lost their jobs. Since the war more than 700 have been fired or have resigned.
Two years ago, when Arsenal were an indifferent middle-of-the-first division side, the club physiotherapist, Bertie Mee, was appointed manager. Now they are in the final of the League Cup, and are challengers for the League Championship. For the last two years, Bradford Park Avenue have been at the bottom of the fourth division and this season have to seek re-election for the third successive year. Their hopes rest on the new appointment of player-manager Laurie Brown, formerly an English amateur international, centre-half with Arsenal, Tottenham, and Norwich.
What does it mean to be a football manager, to have one of the most precarious jobs in show business where success is measured in goals and failure means almost certain dismissal?
See colour feature on page 34


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

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower
From the Midlands
See page 39


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Hollywood Musical: Carmen Jones

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1954 production "Carmen Jones"
Starring Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge
with Pearl Bailey

The tragic lovers are Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, the music is still Bizet's, but the lyrics are in the jazz idiom by Oscar Hammerstein.
The seductive Carmen is Negro instead of gypsy and she works in a second world war parachute workshop and not a cigarette factory. The transposition of the sultry opera works wonderfully.
American showman Billy Rose started it all when he scored a tremendous success on Broadway with a modern version of Carmen. Oscar Hammerstein provided fresh treatment of the music.
Ten years later Otto Preminger combined with Hammerstein to create one of the most off-beat Hollywood musicals ever made.


Book and lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein
Screenplay: Harry Kleiner
Musical direction: Herschel Burke Gilbert
Produced and directed by: Otto Preminger
Joe: Harry Belafonte
Joe, voice of: Le Vern Hutcherson
Carmen: Dorothy Dandridge
Carmen, voice of: Marilyn Horne
Frankie: Pearl Bailey
Sergeant Brown: Broc Peters
Myrt: Diahann Carroll
Cindy Lou: Olga James
Husky: Joe Adams
Husky, voice of: Marvin Hayes

: A Touch of Venus: Soap and Water

by Aldo Nicolaj
A series of plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances
[Starring] Lila Kedrova

Francesca has an obsession with cleanliness. When her wartime attempt to buy soap in Milan fails she embarks on an unusual course to procure some.


Writer: Aldo Nicolaj
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Hal Burton
Francesca: Lila Kedrova

: 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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