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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
Today: 'The North Wind and the Sun'


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

(Match of the Day: BBC-2 at 8.0 p.m.)

Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Second Test Match: Fifth day
The final session from tea to close of play


Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Commentator (Cricket): Jim Laker
Commentator (Cricket): Colin Milburn
Production (Cricket): Philip Lewis
Production (Cricket): Nick Hunter

: 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

: 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
Executive Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Canvas: The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

Personal reflections on great paintings
Leonard Rosoman talks about The Miraculous Draught of Fishes by Raphael at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London shown by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen



Presenter: Leonard Rosoman
Director: Leslie Megahey
Producer: John Furness

: W. Somerset Maugham: A Man with a Conscience

Dramatised by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Keith Barron as Jean Charvin, John Glyn-Jones as Monsieur Jean-Paul Giradous, John Phillips as The Commandant

Jean Charvin is a personable, industrious, and intelligent young man. He was honourably discharged from the army after a series of unprecedented rapid promotions. His employer considers him both upright and honourable and his work to be outstanding. Family friends vouched that he and his young bride, Marie Louise, were blissfully happy. Yet she was killed by a savage blow from an Indian club. Jean insists that it was an accident, that he hit Marie Louise while exercising, but medical evidence proves otherwise. Why did Jean kill his wife? The answer is found while Jean serves his sentence in a brutal French penal colony.
(Next Tuesday: The Three Fat Women of Antibes)


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Elwyn Jones
Lighting: Robert Wright
Series Titles: Alan Jeapes
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Henri Safran
Jean Charvin: Keith Barron
Monsieur Jean-Paul Giradous: John Glyn-Jones
The Commandant: John Phillips
Secretary: Ruth Kettlewell
Warrant Officer: Malcolm Rogers
Monsieur Mathieu: Martin Wyldeck
Madame D: Pamela Stirling
Gendarme: Humphrey Heathcote
Monsieur Hanne: Vincent Harding
Doctor: Charles Carson
Judge: Carleton Hobbs
Youth: David Barry
Primero: Danny Green
Warder: Gordon Faith

: 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.

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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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