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: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story is "Farmer Cake and Farmer Rake" by Judith Miles
and in the story chair today Julian D'Albie
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Author (Farmer Cake and Farmer Rake): Judith Miles
Storyteller: Julian D'Albie

: Closedown

: Expecting a Baby: 1: The First Months of Life

The story of how a baby grows in the womb and how the mother's body adapts to its needs
Introduced by Joan Bakewell with two consultant obstetricians


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: The Few

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

Tonight: The Few
Whatever became of Basher, of 'Ginger'; of 'China'; of 'Hawk-eye'
To an outsider, now, they look like a group of middle-aged family men: some balding, some putting on weight. To one another they are still the fresh-faced bunch of flyers - enthusiastic amateurs - who as 501 County of Gloucester Squadron, fought, and helped to win, the Battle of Britain. In 1940 they were the heroes that we needed then; serving at RAF Kenley, one of the hardest-hit airfields of the Battle of Britain.
Today, 29 years later, the airfield is non-operational and very, very quiet. And the men whom we called the glorious few? Some have gone home to Poland, some have become prosperous, others disillusioned. But for almost every one the Battle of Britain was the most important part of their lives. How long did they remember, how quickly did the rest of us forget?


Director: Storry Walton
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Know Your Onions

Moira Lister and Clement Freud test their knowledge of food and wine in a kind of game with Zena Skinner and Tony Bilson
Host Nicholas Parsons



Presenter: Nicholas Parsons
Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Zena Skinner
Panellist: Tony Bilson
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Director: Alan Rees
Producer: Archie MacPhee

: Rowan and Martin

This week's star guest James Garner
and featuring Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley, Chelsea Brown and The Wiere Brothers



Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Guest: James Garner
Performer: Judy Carne
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Henry Gibson
Performer: Goldie Hawn
Performer: Dave Madden
Performer: Gary Owens
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Jo Anne Worley
Performer: Chelsea Brown
Singers/dancers: The Wiere Brothers
Produced for NBC by: George Schlatter
Produced for NBC by: Ed Friendly

: Peter Sarstedt: On Cool

The thoughts and attitudes of a contemporary songwriter with special guests Francoise Hardy and Fat Mattress



Singer/presenter: Peter Sarstedt
Singer: Francoise Hardy
Band: Fat Mattress
Musical director: Ian Green
Vocal backing: Kay Garner
Vocal backing: Rosetta Hightower
Special material: Tim Aspinal
Design: Don Taylor
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: News Summary, Weather


: Line-Up: Wednesday

with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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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.

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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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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