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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The Happy Owls" by Celestino Piatti
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (The Happy Owls): Celestino Piatti

: 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: The Squatters - 1

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: The Squatters - 1
Noisy and violent-protesting and demonstrating-arguing with the police and authorities. The Squatters are a militant group, growing in size, who put homeless families into empty buildings-then barricade them in. They usually pick target property belonging to local councils to draw attention to their cause-the plight of the homeless.
Cathy Come Home may have stirred the conscience of the nation, but more than two years later the situation has grown worse rather than better. Council waiting-lists have lengthened, the army of homeless has increased in size. Nobody denies the acuteness of the problem. But is the Squatters' way the best way to do something about it? Militant action certainly makes headlines but will it cure the condition? In the first of two programmes Man Alive examines the Squatters and how they operate.


Director: David Filkin
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Gardeners' World: 6: Fruit, Vegetables, Tomatoes

with Percy Thrower
from Clacks Farm, Boreley, Worcestershire


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Hollywood Musical: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1949 production A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Starring Bing Crosby
with William Bendix, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

Mark Twain's amusing story of a handyman from Connecticut who in 1910, following a fall from his horse, finds himself in sixth-century Camelot at the court of King Arthur.


Author: Mark Twain
Producer: Robert Fellows
Director: Tay Garnett
Hank Martin: Bing Crosby
Sir Sagramore: William Bendix
Sandy: Rhonda Fleming
King Arthur: Cedric Hardwicke
Merlin: Murvyn Vye
Sir Lancelot: Henry Wilcoxon

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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