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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The Coconut" by Bertram Neyland
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Coconut): Bertram Neyland

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you a non-stop view of the second day's play at the All England Club where, in the opening Centre Court match, Billie Jean King starts the defence of her Singles title

(Match of the Day: BBC-2 at 9.55 p.m.)


Tennis player: Billie Jean King
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Presenter: David Coleman
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: 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

: The Savage Heart

A conversation with Eric Hoffer
Intellectuals don't know a goddam thing about democracy...
England-a manicured little island...
There is only one pride-the pride of achievement...
Thus speaks Eric Hoffer, the fascinating retired docker, now author, scholar, and philosopher, in this his second conversation with Eric Sevareid of C.B.S. News.
A C.B.S. News Special


Interviewee: Eric Hoffer
Interviewer: Eric Sevareid

: Canvas: La Loge

Personal reflections on great paintings
Nigel Greenwood talks about La Loge by Auguste Renoir at The Courtauld Institute Galleries, London


Presenter: Nigel Greenwood
Director: Leslie Megahey
Producer: John Furness

: W. Somerset Maugham: The Letter

Dramatised by Hugo Charteris
[Starring] Eileen Atkins as Leslie Crosbie, Andre Morell as George Joyce, Peter Bowles as Robert Crosbie, Eric Young as Ong Chi Seng

At the Crosbie bungalow one night, the only sound is the noise of the generator and the cicadas in the jungle. Suddenly two shots ring out. Hammond, mortally wounded, staggers through to the verandah and collapses. Leslie Crosbie stands over his body and empties the revolver into him. Then as the houseboys arrive she drops the gun and walks, without a word, to her bedroom. The trial becomes the sensation of the Federated Malay States. An acquittal is assured until a letter is found that could send her to the gallows.
(Next Tuesday: A Man with a Conscience)


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Hugo Charteris
Lighting: Ken McGregor
Script editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Christopher Morahan
Leslie Crosbie: Eileen Atkins
George Joyce: Andre Morell
Robert Crosbie: Peter Bowles
Ong Chi Seng: Eric Young
Geoffrey Hammond: Gary Watson
Houseboys: Kim K. Lim
Houseboys: Tu Kwee Tong
Houseboys: John A. Tinn
Ayah: Gowri Gun
A.D.O.: Graham James
Prison Governor: Jim Collier
Clark: Howard Lang
Smith: Eric Longworth
Storekeeper: Ching Looi
Chinese man: Wellington Lee
Chinese boy: Daryll Lwin
Chinese woman: Mary Ten Pow
Mrs. Joyce: Doreen Mantle

: Match of the Day

Jack Kramer introduces recorded highlights of today's outstanding match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon



Presenter: Jack Kramer
Presented by: Bill Taylor
Presented by: John Shrewsbury
Executive Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: 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.

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