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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home
Today: "Mr. Faksimily and the Tiger" by Anita Hewett
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Mr. Faksimily and the Tiger): Anita Hewett
Pianist: William Blezard
Graphics: Mina Martinez
Scriptwriter/Director: Jocelyn Ferguson
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: The Visual Scene: 8: Realisation

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

Introduced by John Donat
The destruction of the war seemed to give planners and architects the opportunity they'd been waiting for - to build new towns, to try out Le Corbusier's ville radieuse, and to experiment with prepacked fabrication. But what happened?


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

: 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

: Wheelbase: Motorists and The Budget

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring

If the Budget puts up fuel or vehicle tax, eleven million car owners will have to pay more for their motoring than ever before. In four years the price of petrol has gone up from 4s. to 6s. a galIon, the Road Fund licence from £15 to £25 and altogether road taxes of every kind have doubled to the record level of £4 million a day.
What would happen to the economy if motorists used less petrol or put off buying a new car? Does dearer motoring in Britain mean more cars for export? Why is it that only one pound in every five of motoring taxes goes on better roads?


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Associate Producer: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: Vince Hill at The Talk of the Town

An evening with a top recording star singing his own kind of music
with Burt Rhodes and his Orchestra



Singer: Vince Hill
Musicians: Burt Rhodes and his Orchestra
Musical Associate: Ernie Dunstall
Lighting: Tommy Thomas
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Civilisation: 2: The Great Thaw

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

This the second in the series of thirteen programmes has been filmed in the monasteries, abbeys, and cathedrals of France. The sudden reawakening of European civilisation in the twelfth century is traced by Sir Kenneth Clark from the first manifestations at the Abbey of Cluny to its high point, the building of the Cathedral of Chartres.
"Our intellectual energy, our contact with the great minds of Greece, our ability to move and change, our belief that God may be approached through beauty, our feeling of compassion, our sense of the unity of Christendom - all this, and much more, appeared in those hundred marvellous years."
(Shown on Sunday)


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

: The French Cinema: Goha

Presenting a series of feature films reflecting some of the finest work of France's most famous and talented directors and artists.
Starring Omar Sharif
with Zina Bouzaiane

A simple but handsome young Arab meets unexpected romance and an untimely death.


Screenplay: Georges Schehade
Based on the book by: A. Ades
Based on the book by: A. Josipovici
Producer: Armand Becue
Director: Jacques Baratier
Goha: Omar Sharif
Fulla: Zina Bouzaiane
Taj El Ouloum: Lauro Gazzole
Goha's father: Gabriel Jabour
The blind musician: Daniel Emilfork
Loulou: Annie Legrand
Chams Ito: Bent Lahsen
Public letter writer: Jean Laugier

: 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
Editor: John Danvers

: 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.

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