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: Play School: Dressing Up Day

Today's story is "Dark is Fascinating" by Jill Tomlinson


Presenter: Mary Miller
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Dark is Fascinating): Jill Tomlinson

: Closedown

: This Question of Pressures: 5: Motorways In Your Midst

Londoner Harry Sayers went to his Town Hall on behalf of a neighbour and discovered that a motorway was to be built through the middle of his own house. What chance has he of matching the weight, expertise, and resources of the big Authority?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh
with The Rt Hon Douglas Jay, MP, Dudley Smith, MP David Steel, MP, Harford Thomas, Robert Vigars


Presenter: John Tidmarsh
Subject: Harry Sayers
Panellist: The Rt Hon Douglas Jay
Panellist: Dudley Smith
Panellist: David Steel
Panellist: Harford Thomas
Panellist: Robert Vigars
Director: William Woollard
Producer: John Eidinow

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Floodlit Rugby League: Barrow v St Helens

Competition for the BBC2 Trophy
Barrow (royal blue) v St Helens (white with red V)
Runners-up last year, St Helens have a hard fight on their hands. Picture shows a St Helen's try on their way to a previous Rugby League Cup Final


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club

A series featuring some of Britain's top jazz artists at Europe's top Jazz Club
Tonight: The John Surman Quartet
John Surman (baritone and soprano saxophone), Mike Osborne (alto saxophone), Harry Miller (bass), Alan Jackson (drums)

John Surman is in the forefront of what might be called avant garde jazz in this country, and he has come very quickly to the notice of the jazz world as a most exciting saxophonist. This year, for the first time, he topped the Melody Maker jazz soloist poll, adding this to an already impressive list of awards in Britain and Europe. In tonight's programme he also plays soprano saxophone, an instrument in which renewed interest is being shown by many saxophone players.
The music is entirely written by John Surman and his partner in the quartet, Mike Osborne.
Introduced by Ronnie Scott
(Next week Jazz Scene features the Ronnie Ross Six, led by one of the best baritone sax players in Britain.)


Presenter: Ronnie Scott
Saxophonist/Composer (The John Surman Quartet): John Surman
Saxophonist/Composer (The John Surman Quartet): Mike Osborne
Bassist (The John Surman Quartet): Harry Miller
Drummer (The John Surman Quartet): Alan Jackson
Lighting: Hugh Cartwright
Sound: Graham Haines
Design: Lesley Bremness
Direction: Vernon Lawrence
Production: Terry Henebery

: Premiere: Fame is the Name of the Game

Starring Tony Franciosa and Jill St John
with Susan Saint James

Writing for a weekly magazine can sometimes be dull, so, when a crime story drops into your lap, you go all out for it!


Writer/Producer: Ranald MacDougall
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Jeff Dillon: Tony Franciosa
Leona: Jill St John
Ben Welcome: Jack Klugman
Glenn Howard: George MacReady
Eddie Franchot: Robert Duvall
Peggy: Susan Saint James

: Europa

Each week Europa looks at what a continent's 350 million television viewers are seeing on their receivers at home.
For instance, from stations like TSS Moscow - the most important television station in Soviet Russia. Its channel can be seen by 150 million viewers throughout the country. In January its colour output increases to 20 hours weekly. Quizzes are popular with holidays on the Black Sea as top prizes. It carries state advertising, there is no licence fee and portrayal of criminal violence is forbidden.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up: Tuesday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Sheridan Morley, Tony Bilbow



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