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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is 'The Cross-eyed Cowboy'


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Expecting a Baby: 4: Preparing for the Birth

The value of learning breathing and relaxation exercises; care of the body during pregnancy; what to provide for a home confinement-and, not least, preparing the father, too!
Introduced by Joan Bakewell
with a Consultant Obstetrician, an Obstetric Physiotherapist and a mother-to-be


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Speaker: A Consultant Obstetrician [name uncredited]
Speaker: An Obstetric Physiotherapist [name uncredited]
Speaker: a mother-to-be [name uncredited]
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods
With Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Michael Sullivan,
David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and BBC News correspondents at home and abroad
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Man Alive: Who'll be Mother?: 2: Prep Schools

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Who'll be Mother?: 2: Prep Schools
Two-thirds of all boys at prep schools are there because Daddy went too. Yet a report for the Government states quite firmly that children of primary-school age should be kept at home. Who is right - parents or critics?
What is the value of a system that turns children into men and, anyway, was designed in the days when little boys grew up to become little empire builders? Some of the boys Man Alive talked to found boarding school initially bewildering. Most of the parents, however, thought it selfish to keep them at home.
In this, the second of two programmes dealing with the situation when parents delegate the up-bringing of their children, Man Alive looks at what happens when little boys of eight are sent away for a boarding school to take over where Nanny left off.



Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Snow!

A colourful contest between the railways and the elements
An award winning film produced by British Transport Films

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their Laugh-In
This week's star guest Tony Curtis
and featuring Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley and Chelsea Brown


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Guest: Tony Curtis
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
Produced for NBC by: George Schlatter
Produced for NBC by: Ed Friendly

: Know Your Onions

Katie Boyle and Tony Bilson test their knowledge of food and wine in a kind of game with Marguerite Patten and Elizabeth Creak
Host Nicholas Parsons

Know Your Onions has been called 'that incredible dinner party,' 'slumming with the experts,' and 'chips with the nuts.' It is true that since its debut on BBC2 this kind of a panel game has played with such delicacies as smoked salmon, truffles, and Burgundy '61, but it has also created heated arguments with pork chops, supermarket cheese, and grocer's port.


Panellist: Katie Boyle
Panellist: Tony Bilson
Panellist: Marguerite Patten
Panellist: Elizabeth Creak
Presenter: Nicholas Parsons
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Director: Alan Rees
Producer: Archie MacPhee

: Peter Sarstedt: on Happiness

The thoughts and attitudes of a contemporary songwriter
with special guests Esther Ofarim and Trash



Singer/presenter: Peter Sarstedt
Singer: Esther Ofarim
Band: Trash
Musical director: Ian Green
Vocal backing: Kay Garner
Vocal backing: Rosetta Hightower
Special material: Tim Aspinal
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Design: Don Taylor
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up: Wednesday: Picture what that day was like...

A film made in and around the Maltings near Snape, Suffolk, during BBCtv's production of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes to be shown on BBC2 on Sunday, 2 November.



Director: Bob Edwards
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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.

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