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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is 'A Pin for a Poppy Show'


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Valerie Pitts

: Closedown

: Expecting a Baby: 9: Post-Natal Care

Six weeks after the birth the mother goes for a check-up examination.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell
with two Consultant Obstetricians and a Medical Officer of the Family Planning Association


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Speaker: A Medical Officer of the Family Planning Association [name uncredited]
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: 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

: Man Alive: The Overcrowded Profession

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

The dream: the world of first nights, champagne, the roar of success.
The reality: too often, hours waiting by the phone for calls that never come.

10,000 actors and actresses are out of work - two out of every three. In an Equity report published last month it was revealed that even if only half of them draw unemployment benefit it costs the country £2 million a year. And Equity believes that control over entry into the profession, is, at least part of, the answer. Every year nearly 200 drama schools turn out more than 1,000 hopefuls to try and fill 400 jobs. Most will be lucky if they earn even a meagre living; most will achieve only disillusion and heart-break.

With three drama schools, actors and actresses, and leaders of the profession like John Neville and Hattie Jacques, we look tonight at the overcrowded profession.



Interviewee: John Neville
Interviewee: Hattie Jacques
Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of The Labour Party

: Show of the Week: Vera Lynn

with her guests Des O'Connor, The Fortunes, Peter Rostal and Paul Schaefer
The Douglas Squires Dance Group



Singer: Vera Lynn
Singer: Des O'Connor
Musicians: The Fortunes
Pianist: Peter Rostal
Pianist: Paul Schaefer
Dancers: The Douglas Squires Dance Group
Choreographer: Douglas Squires
Orchestra Director/Musical Arranger: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arranger: Keith Amos
Musical Arranger: Johnny Douglas
Musical Arranger: Max Harris
Musical Arranger: Alan Roper
Writer: David Cumming
Costumes: Joyce Mortlock
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Sound: Hugh Barker
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Stewart Morris

: My World... and Welcome To It: Seal in the Bedroom

An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber
A series based on a selection of his famous stories and cartoons starring William Windom as John Monroe, Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen, Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia

This week: Seal in the Bedroom
Oddly enough, it has its disadvantages. Seals bark you know.


Based on a selection of stories and cartoons by: James Thurber
John Monroe: William Windom
Ellen: Joan Hotchkis
Lydia: Lisa Gerritsen

: Know Your Onions

Moira Lister and Clement Freud in a kind of game about food and wine with Zena Skinner and Tony Bilson
Host Nicholas Parsons



Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Zena Skinner
Panellist: Tony Bilson
Presenter: Nicholas Parsons
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Director: Alan Rees
Producer: Archie MacPhee

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up: Wednesday



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.

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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