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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home
In the story chair, Charles Leno who tells the story 'Arion and the Dolphin' by Peter M. Lewis and Anna Lynham
Illustrated by Charles Front
Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Jonathan Dennis
Storyteller: Charles Leno
Author (Arion and the Dolphin): Peter M. Lewis
Author (Arion and the Dolphin): Anna Lynham
Illustrator (Arion and the Dolphin): Charles Front

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match: First Day

Coverage from tea to close of play direct from Old Trafford, Manchester

(to 18.35)


Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Commentary team: Jim Laker
Television presentation: Nick Hunter

: Middle Age: 4: Health Hazards-Women

Five programmes on the problems of the mid-life period

In this programme, the 'change of life' and some of its associated problems. Also a quick look at breast cancer and the right way to conduct a self-examination


Director: Sally Davis
Producer: Roger Owen

: 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

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between

Kenneth Williams, Denis Norden, Michael Trubshaweand Barbara Kelly, Joan Bakewell, Caroline Dowdeswell
Referee, Robert Robinson
Postponed from May 22


Panellist: Kenneth Williams
Panellist: Denis Norden
Panellist: Michael Trubshawe
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Joan Bakewell
Panellist: Caroline Dowdeswell
Referee: Robert Robinson
'Call My Bluff' devised by: Mark Goodson
'Call My Bluff' devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Money Programme

Looking at the news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, John Tusa
with Graham Turner, Peter Ross



Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: John Tusa
Reporter: Graham Turner
Reporter: Peter Ross
Associate Producer: John Walker
Producer: Michael Bunce

: British Films of the Fifties: The Black Tent

A season of films from a decade of movie-making
starring Anthony Steel, Donald Sinden
with Anna Maria Sandri, Andre Morell, Ralph Truman, Donald Pleasence

An injured British officer is saved from the Germans by an Arab tribe during the Desert Campaign of 1942. He never returns and years later his brother attempts to solve the mystery of his disappearance.


Screenplay: Robin Maugham
Screenplay: Bryan Forbes
Producer: William MacQuitty
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
David Holland: Anthony Steel
Charles Holland: Donald Sinden
Mabrouka: Anna Maria Sandri
Sheik Salem: Andre Morell
Croft: Ralph Truman
Ali: Donald Pleasence
Baring: Anthony Bushell
Faris: Michael Craig

: Sinister Street: Part 5: Various Courts of Love

by Compton MacKenzie.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Ray Lawler.

Alan and Stella are married and have settled in their house in the country. Michael has found Lily Haden at the Orient Promenade and arranged to meet her again.

(Shown on Saturday)


Author: Compton MacKenzie
Dramatist: Ray Lawler
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Rex Tucker

: 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.

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