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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home
Presenters this week, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch
Today's story: "The Bird Who Could Fly the Highest"

There are five party hats and a cake with five candles for the toys today because it's a special celebration for them - five years ago today they came to Play School. Julie and Rick sing some new songs, and the windows show one of the newest aeroplanes in the world.

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch

: Germany 1870-1970: 2: Machine Power

Between 1850 and 1900 Germany became a world industrial power. As production rose so did the socialist vote, but the revolution, feared by Bismarck, never came. Why?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh
Written by Professor Michael Balfour


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Writer: Professor Michael Balfour
Director: Richard Hooper
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Newsroom: The World Tonight

Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Sullivan, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.

Followed by The Weather



Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: The Lion Sleeps

Don Sebastian is seriously wounded and Big John joins the anxious vigil at his bedside-only to discover that even now the wily old man will stop at nothing to gain control of the High Chaparral.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Don Sebastian: Frank Silvera
Anita: Brenda Benet
El Coyote: Jorge Russek
Armando: Rico Alaniz
Doctor: Luis de Cordova
Joe: Bob Hoy

: Spike Milligan: Q5

[Starring] Spike Milligan
with his guests



Writer/Comedian: Spike Milligan
Writer: Neil Shand
Visual Effects: Tony Oxley
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Yesterday's Witness: Birth Control in the Twenties

A series which explores living memory.

Fifty years ago there wasn't a single family planning clinic in this country. Birth Control was described as 'two dirty words.'
Then Dr. Marie Stopes wrote "Married Love" and "Wise Parenthood" - and sparked off a social revolution.
The advocates of birth control who founded and staffed the first clinics fought a fierce battle against the ignorance and prejudice of the times.
In tonight's film some of these pioneers recall that fight to help free women from the fear of unwanted pregnancies.
Taking part: Dr. Helena Wright, Dr. Evelyn Fisher, Dr. Olive Gimson, Baroness Stocks, Charis Frankenburg, Alicia Fleming, Cecily Mure, Elizabeth Richardson
(Next week: "Breaking the Silence")


Interviewee: Dr. Helena Wright
Interviewee: Dr. Evelyn Fisher
Interviewee: Dr. Olive Gimson
Interviewee: Baroness Stocks
Interviewee: Charis Frankenburg
Interviewee: Alicia Fleming
Interviewee: Cecily Mure
Interviewee: Elizabeth Richardson
Produced and directed by: Stephen Peet

: International Golf: U.S.A. v. The World: The Deciding Match

Can the Americans save the series? Eight matches gone, only one to play and the score is U.S.A. 3 1/2, the World 4 1/2. This final match takes place on one of Britain's most beautiful seaside links.
Dick Sikes, U.S.A. v. Kel Nagle, Australia at Turnberry
A battle between youth and experience. Sikes is one of the most promising young players on the U.S. circuit-he has already been in the top ten of their season's money-winners. Nagle, representing the World, was British Open Champion in 1960 and winner of professional titles when Sikes was a boy of nine.
Prize-money: $4,000 to the winner; $3,000 to the loser



Golfer: Dick Sikes
Golfer: Kel Nagle
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Producer: Phil Pilley

: 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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