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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story: "Dark is Wonderful" by Jill Tomlinson


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

: Closedown

: Teaching Adults: 5: Extending the Subject

Ten programmes about principles and methods

Some teachers of craft subjects in Evening Institutes are not content simply with passing on skills.


Director: Anthony Cash
Producer: Roger Owen

: 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

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between John Snagge, Rupert Davies, Graham Hill and Nemone Lethbridge, Sylvia Syms, Barbara Blake
Referee Robert Robinson



Panellist: John Snagge
Panellist: Rupert Davies
Panellist: Graham Hill
Panellist: Nemone Lethbridge
Panellist: Sylvia Syms
Panellist: Barbara Blake
Referee: Robert Robinson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Money Programme

Looking at the news and the men behind the news in the world of money introduced by Brian Widlake, Alan Watson, John Tusa, Peter Ross



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

: The Canterbury Tales: Episode 3

by Geoffrey Chaucer
adapted for television by Martin Starkie and Nevill Coghill



Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapter: Martin Starkie
Adapter: Nevill Coghill
Music composed and conducted by: John Dankworth
Costumes: Dorothea Wallace
Design: Norman James
Design: James Hatchard
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director (Pilgrimage): Roderick Graham
Director (Pilgrimage): Michael Bakewell
Director (Tales): John Glenister
The Pilgrims: Host: Joss Ackland
The Pilgrims: Shipman: Philip Brack
The Pilgrims: Chaucer: William Squire
The Pilgrims: Wife of Bath: Barbara Jefford
The Pilgrims: Knight: Robert Harris
The Pilgrims: Prioress: Marian Diamond
The Pilgrims: Nun: Jeannie Fisher
The Pilgrims: Nun's Priest: John Cater
The Pilgrims: Clerk: David Collings
The Pilgrims: Pardoner: John Normington
The Pilgrims: Summoner: Peter Woodthorpe
The Pilgrims: Franklin: Clive Morton
The Pilgrims: Miller: Barry Linehan
The Pilgrims: Reeve: Timothy Bateson
The Pilgrims: Parson: Hugh Dickson
The Shipman's Tale: Merchant: Paul Whitsun Jones
The Shipman's Tale: Wife: Gwendoline Watts
The Shipman's Tale: Monk: Dinsdale Landen
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Chanticleer: Jeffery Gardiner
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Pertelote: Angela Crow
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Fox: Artro Morris
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Widow: Patsy Smart
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Daughters: Olwen Griffiths
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Daughters: Christine Ozanne
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Farmhands: Reg Pritchard
The Nun's Priest's Tale: Farmhands: John Challis

: One's a Crowd presenting: Frank Gorshin

Tonight, British audiences can see for themselves why American critics call Frank Gorshin 'a showman's piece de resistance'... 'a master mime'...'nothing short of tremendous'


Comedian: Frank Gorshin
Musical Associate: Buddy Freed
Orchestra directed by: Burt Rhodes
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Sound: Buster Cole
Design: Roger Liminton
Production: Kenneth Carter

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up: Thursday

with Joan Bakewell talking to Lillian Hellman, American playwright


Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee: Lillian Hellman
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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