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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The House with the Golden Windows"

(to 11.20)


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Rick Jones
Pianist: Paul Reade
Graphics: Mina Martinez
Scriptwriter/Director: Ann Reay
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: 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 Expert: Lethal Weapon

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, John Collin, Meg Wynn Owen, Brian Peck

A young woman lies dead in a country road in the early hours of the morning, apparently the victim of a hit-and-run driver. But something doesn't quite fit. She lived in the town - why would she be walking in the country at that time... in those shoes?... And what about the tyre marks?


Writer/Series devised by: N. J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: John Pennington
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: Don Homfray
Director: Ronald Wilson
P.C. Muir: Michael Sheard
P.C.: Jon Croft
Motorist: Derrick Slater
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Oakley: Brian Peck
Phyllis Oakley: Meg Wynn Owen
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Mrs. Sutton: Dorothy Frere
Terry Warren: Alan Bennion
Sheila: Vicki Woolf
Mr. Lever: Clifford Cox
Mrs. Webster: Jacqueline Maudi
Det. Chief Supt. Mowbray: John Collin
Singer: Lois Lane

: Giving a Dinner Party

by Fanny Cradock and Johnnie Cradock
Johnnie Cradock gives his selection of wines, with advice on how to serve them.

A 40-page booklet 'Giving a Dinner Party' by Fanny and Johnnie Cradock has been published at 2s. 6d. Order through your bookseller, or send crossed P.O. (not stamps) for 3s. 3d. (inc. post and packing) to BBC Publications, [address removed]


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Presenter: Johnnie Cradock
Director: Tom Corcoran
Presented by: Betty White

: Roar of the Crowd: A Genius - But a Human Being

The series in which famous sports stars talk about themselves and their sports against the backcloth of their own action.

Gary Sobers of the West Indies and Nottinghamshire, without question the world's greatest all-round cricketer, is something short of perfection as a captain. 'Unpredictable...' 'dogmatic'... 'obstinate' are some of the words used to describe his captaincy. But, on or off the field, Sobers commands respect as a cricketer and as a man.
This summer's Test Series revealed Sobers as a tired man, on whom the strain of almost continuous cricket throughout the year had taken an inevitable toll. Sobers admits this and talks frankly about his future: 'I definitely need a rest... because I cannot concentrate.' Have we seen the last of him as a Test player?
Tonight's programme examines his strengths and weaknesses and shows him both under the tension of play in Test matches and relaxing as a gambler who 'loves living.'
Also appearing: Lance Gibbs, John Snow, David Brown, Clyde Walcott, Denis Compton, Richie Benaud


Subject: Gary Sobers
Interviewee: Lance Gibbs
Interviewee: John Snow
Interviewee: David Brown
Interviewee: Clyde Walcott
Interviewee: Denis Compton
Interviewee: Richie Benaud
Production Team: Bob Abrahams
Production Team: Ken Hawkes
Production Team: Terry Long
Film Editor: Noel Chanan
Series Producer: Phil Pilley

: The French Cinema presenting: Pickpocket

a series of feature films reflecting some of the finest work of many of France's most famous and talented directors and artists

starring Martin Lassalle
Written and directed by Robert Bresson

A young intellectual finds that picking pockets provides the stimulation his earlier life failed to offer.
Robert Bresson uses a non-professional cast in this impressively' close study of an intelligent young man who deliberately takes up crime. Non-professional in the acting sense, that is; at least one member of the company, Kassagi, is a skilled and thoroughly professional practitioner of the art the film deals with, and since it was made he has served several sentences.
Martin Lassalle plays Michel, the bright youngster whose rejection of society coupled with a self-destructive drive moves him first to pilfer pettily and then, under expert training from Kassagi, to pick pockets; Marika Green touchingly portrays Joanne, the girl who obstinately insists on loving him; Jean Pelegri is a policeman seen almost as a confessor; and in a smallish part is Pierre Etaix, subsequently the actor-director of Le Soupirant, Yoyo, and other works.


Photographed by: L. G. Burel
Writer/director: Robert Bresson
Producer: Agnes Delahaie
Michel: Martin Lassalle
Jacques: Pierre Leymarie
Police Inspector: Jean Pelegri
Joanne: Marika Green
First accomplice: Kassagi
Second accomplice: Pierre Etaix

: Oxford Scholar

Sir Maurice Bowra talks to Joan Bakewell
Some men devote the whole of their lives to scholarship. Joan Bakewell discusses with the Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, his life in China, Manchuria, and Oxford over the past eighty years. Sir Maurice, who has been Professor of Poetry, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, and President of the British Academy, also gives his views on students, Greek sculpture and literature, and the Russians and Chinese today.


Interviewee: Sir Maurice Bowra
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Ian Curtis

: 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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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.

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