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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home
Today: "Who Will Marry the Princess?" from "Sunbeams and Raindrops" by Jo Kalmyn translated by Marion Powell
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Who Will Marry the Princess?): Jo Kalmyn
Translated by (Who Will Marry the Princess?): Marion Powell
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Scriptwriter: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Director: Ann Reay
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: New Heavens, New Earth: 2: The Caravels of Christ

Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world

The Portuguese set out to find the gold of Guinea and the kingdom of Prester John. They discovered the sea-route to India.


Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: 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

: The Expert: The Yellow Torrish

by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars: Peter Barkworth, Timothy Bateson, Jean Marsh, Glyn Owen

A smashed lock, a bloodstained jacket, a drifting boat... and a takeover bid. Dr. Hardy accepts a case which takes him out of his own exact world of scientific evidence and into the speculative world of finance. And yet, even in strange waters, with the aid of a few bright feathers and silk thread he solves the mystery of a disappearing man.


Writer: Mervyn Haisman
Writer: Henry Lincoln
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N. J. Crisp
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: Don Homfray
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Frank Houghton: Basil Henson
Thorpe: Glyn Owen
Williams: Peter Barkworth
Gregg: Timothy Bateson
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
Dr. Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Ackroyd: Eric Dodson
Sybil Houghton: Jean Marsh
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Sergeant Croft: Barry Meteyard
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Jezzard: John Grieve

: Fanny Cradock: Colourful Cookery: 4: Fish Fingers, Poor Man's Pizza

Fanny Cradock shows how even the most economical dishes can be made to look appetising and attractive.

Recipes demonstrated in these programmes are published as a booklet, price 2s. 6d. from booksellers, or 3s. 3d. by post from BBC Publications, [address removed].


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Barry Brown
Presented by: Betty White

: Civilisation: 9: The Pursuit of Happiness

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'The rococo style has a place in civilisation. Serious-minded people may call it shallow and corrupt; well, the founders of the American constitution, who were far from frivolous, thought fit to mention the pursuit of happiness as a proper aim for mankind, and if ever this aim has been given visible form it is in rococo architecture - the pursuit of happiness and - the pursuit of love.'
In this programme Sir Kenneth Clark reflects on the nature of eighteenth-century music, the music of Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, and on the way that some of its qualities-the melodious flow, the complex symmetry-are reflected in the best of the rococo architecture-the pilgrimage churches and palaces of Bavaria.
(Shown on Sunday)
The narrative of this programme will be printed in 'The Listener' of April 24


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

: The French Cinema: La Regle du Jeu

Presenting a series of feature films, reflecting some of the finest work of many of France's most famous and talented directors and artists
This week: La Regle du Jeu
Starring Nora Gregor, Marcel Dalio
with Jean Renoir as Octave

Jean Renoir's classic satire on pre-1939 French society and its decadence.


Scenario/Director: Jean Renoir
Scenario: Karl Koch
Producer: Claude Renoir
Octave: Jean Renoir
Christine: Nora Gregor
Marquis Robert de la Cheyniest: Marcel Dalio
Andre Jurieux: Roland Toutain
Genevieve de Marras: Mila Parely
Lisette: Paulette Dubost
Marceau: Julien Carette
The General: Pierre Magnier
Schumacher: Gaston Modet

: Westminster at Work

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



Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: News Summary and The Weather


followed by 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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