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: Play School: Pets Day

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


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

: Closedown

: Expecting a Baby: 5: The Birth

A film showing a complete, normal delivery of a first baby in hospital
Commentary spoken by Joan Bakewell and a Consultant Obstetrician


Narrator: Joan Bakewell
Narrator: A Consultant Obstetrician [name uncredited]
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Reduced Circumstances

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

Most people, if they're honest, dread growing old. What is even more difficult to accept is getting old and finding yourself living in reduced circumstances.
Undoubtedly the upheaval is more upsetting for 'gentlefolk' - people from upper-middle classes, once used to the good life, now keeping up appearances as backgrounds change and incomes dwindle. They're a proud people. They don't seek sympathy; don't want it.
Years ago they may have lived in big houses; given and gone to big parties. There was 'the theatre,' the 'world trips.' Now it's a lesser life in hotels, hostels or homes run by other gentlefolk, younger and richer, but aware that sometime they too might find themselves in similar circumstances.
This week's Man Alive examines gentlefolk in general and three in particular. Old people forced to change their way of life. They're not sad because they've learned to live with their lot. Their good old days may be dead; their memories are very much alive.


Director: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: 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



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

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their Laugh-In
featuring Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley and Chelsea Brown


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Performer: Judy Carne
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Henry Gibson
Performer: Goldie Hawn
Performer: Dave Madden
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Jo Anne Worley
Performer: Chelsea Brown
Produced for NBC by: George Schlatter
Produced for NBC by: Ed Friendly

: Peter Sarstedt: on Power

The thoughts and attitudes of a contemporary songwriter
with special guests Madeline Bell and Blue Mink
(Vera Lynn begins her new series next week at 9.30)


Singer/Presenter: Peter Sarstedt
Singer: Madeline Bell
Musicians: Blue Mink
Musical Director: Ian Green
Vocal backing: Kay Garner
Vocal backing: Ray Singer
Special Material: Tim Aspinal
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Design: Don Taylor
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: Man of Two Worlds: Blaise Pascal 1623-1662

A film on his life and thoughts
'The greatest Frenchman of them all'
A genius idolised in the drawing-rooms of France's golden century, and a lonely being tortured by anxiety and doubt. He has been called the first modern man.
Written and produced by Vernon Sproxton


Writer/producer: Vernon Sproxton
Narrator: Derek Hart
Voice of Pascal: Richard Bebb
Other voices: Olive Gregg
Other voices: Stephen Jack
The Jesuit: John Southworth

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up: Wednesday

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


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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