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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is about 'A Visit to the Theatre'


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter/scriptwriter: Brian Cant
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Series producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: What are the Facts - about Genetic Counselling?

The blueprints which make us what we are can now be interpreted even before birth. With Derek Cooper
and L.J. Butler; H.E. Reiss, FRCOG; Dr S. Walker; A Consultant Physician


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Interviewee: L.J. Butler
Interviewee: H.E. Reiss
Interviewee: Dr S. Walker
Director: Francis Fuchs
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

: Wheelbase: Rent a Rolls

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring
with Barrie Gill

When social occasions and night-life need an air of prestige Patrick Barthropp gets a call to hire one of his hand-picked chauffeurs and a Rolls-Royce. The starlet at a first night, a tourist buying antiques in Bond Street, a tycoon out to enjoy a champagne picnic at Ascot. What is so special about being seen in a Rolls? Does it win friends or influence people? Why is there always a queue to rent a Rolls at £20 a night or more?



Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Barrie Gill
Subject: Patrick Barthropp
Associate Producer: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: The First Churchills: Part 10: A Famous Victory

by Donald Wilson
A second chance to see the tenth part of this serial starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack, Richard Pearson and John Standing

Before he died William III recognised Marlborough as his successor in the task of defeating France. With the accession of Anne, John and Sarah have risen to a position of pre-eminence.


Writer: Donald Wilson
Duchess of Marlborough: Susan Hampshire
Queen Anne: Margaret Tyzack
Robert Harley: Richard Pearson
Duke of Marlborough: John Neville
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing

: Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Something Beautiful for God
Malcolm Muggeridge earlier this year spent five days in Calcutta with Mother Teresa looking at her work and discussing, with her, the faith which makes it possible.
(Cardinal Heenan writes on page 9)


Interviewee: Mother Teresa
Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Cameraman: Ken MacMillan
Sound: Denis Panchen
Sound: Alan Dykes
Film Editor: Paul O'Dell
Produced and directed by: Peter Chafer

: The French Cinema: A Very Private Affair

(Vie Privee)
Starring Brigitte Bardot, Marcello Mastroianni

A young model's sudden rise to fame brings not only wealth but the relentless spotlight of publicity. Louis Malle's film contains several incidents from Bardot's own story and co-stars Marcello Mastroianni.


Director: Louis Malle
Producer: Christine Gouze-Renal
Jill: Brigitte Bardot
Fabio: Marcello Mastroianni
Gricha: Gregoire von Rezzori
Cecile: Eleanora Hirt
Carla: Ursula Kubler
Dick: Dirk Sanders

: Westminster at Work

David Holmes looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports and big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of MPs' work inside and outside Westminster.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: News Summary and Weather


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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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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