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: Play School: Ideas Day

(repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)

: Closedown

: Teaching Adults: 2: The Organisers

Ten programmes about principles and methods

Henry Arthur Jones, former Principal of the City Literary Institute, offers a critical appraisal of a drama class
(first shown on BBC1)


Presenter: Henry Arthur Jones
Director: Anthony Cash
Producer: Roger Owen

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Geoffrey Wheeler, Ian Carmichael, Clement Freud and Drusilla Beyfus, Eleanor Summerfield, Tricia Madden
Referee Robert Robinson



Team captain: Geoffrey Wheeler
Panellist: Ian Carmichael
Panellist: Clement Freud
Team captain: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist: Tricia Madden
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

The news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, John Tusa, Peter Ross


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

: Plays of Today: 6: A Voyage Around My Father

Adapted for television by John Mortimer and Nesta Pain
In flashes of autobiography, John Mortimer builds up a loving portrait of his father - a blind, irascible lawyer with a huge personality. This memory play is warm and funny and touching.
Mark Dignam as the Father, Ian Richardson as the Son, with Arthur Lowe as the Headmaster, Trevor Bannister as 'Japhet', Daphne Oxenford as the Mother
(Ian Richardson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
In John Mortimer's View: page 7


Author/Adapted for televison by: John Mortimer
Adapted for televison by: Nesta Pain
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Lighting: John Treays
Script Editor: James Brabazon
Designer: James Weatherup
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Claude Whatham
The Father: Mark Dignam
The Son: Ian Richardson
The Headmaster: Arthur Lowe
'Japhet': Trevor Bannister
The Mother: Daphne Oxenford
Son as a boy: Timothy Good
Daughter-in-law: Amanda Murray
Ringer Lean: George Moon
Iris: Melanie Wallis
Reigate: John Lucas
'Ham': Royston Tickner
Miss Cox: Yvonne Gilan
Miss Baker: Janet Hargreaves
Captain Wrothsley: Ian Cooper
First Judge: Ernest Hare
A Barrister: David Morrell
Child: Tessa Pratt
Child: Karen Pratt
Child: Guy Pratt
Woman witness: Sheila Beckett
Second Judge: Walter Horsbrugh
Doctor: Kevin Stoney

: News Summary, Weather


: Line-Up: Thursday

with Joan Bakewell talking to Des Wilson


Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee: Des Wilson

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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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