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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is Wolf, Wolf adapted and illustrated by Tony Hart
(repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.25 pm)


Adapter/illustrator (Wolf, Wolf): Tony Hart
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Presenter: Carol Chell

: Closedown

: Christmas on 2

A look at some of the programmes over the Christmas holiday.

: The Three Princes

by Rex Tucker
[Starring] Timothy Dalton as Ahmed, Isla Blair as Princess Yasmin
with Gordon Gostelow as The Carpet Dealer, Peter Jeffrey as The Sun Prince, Roy Kinnear as The Moon Prince, Kenneth Mackintosh as The Caliph
and Cleo Laine as The Voice of Scheherazade
(Kenneth Mackintosh, William Hobbs, and Frederick Pyne are National Theatre players)


Writer: Rex Tucker
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Costumes: Charles Knode
Lighting: Jim Richards
Music: James Conistein
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Mark Cullingham
Ahmed: Timothy Dalton
Princess Yasmin: Isla Blair
The Carpet Dealer: Gordon Gostelow
The Sun Prince: Peter Jeffrey
The Moon Prince: Roy Kinnear
The Caliph: Kenneth Mackintosh
The Voice of Scheherazade: Cleo Laine
Janissary: Nell Fitzpatrick
Egyptian: Frank Wylie
Persian: Roderick Horn
Indian: Frederick Pyne
Chinese: William Hobbs
Tibetan: Oliver Cotton
Shalima: Louise Breslin
Vizier: William Hoyland
Soldier: Roy Pearce
Kafur: Gavin Richards
Doctor: Roger Kemp
Ali: Marc Gebhard

: My World... and Welcome To It: Rally Round the Flag

An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber.
A series starring William Windom as John Monroe, Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen,
Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia

Certainly there is much to be said for giving your small daughter a conventional Christmas present. Like a new doll. But at the time a United States flag seemed the ideal gift.
It's just that nobody appreciates patriotic fathers any more.


Author: James Thurber
John Monroe: William Windom
Ellen: Joan Hotchkis
Lydia: Lisa Gerritsen

: Silbury Saga

For three seasons, the archaeologists, watched by BBC cameras, camped at the foot of Silbury Hill in Wiltshire. Now, as traces of their presence fast disappear, Ludovic Kennedy looks back on the third and most publicised attempt to answer the multitude of questions posed by the biggest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe.
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Roger Laughton
Director: Bevan Ambrose

: Show of the Week: Mantovani and his Concert Orchestra

leader David McCallum
and featuring Lena Martell, Mike Redway, The Mike Sammes Singers and Derek Hardwick



Musicians: Mantovani and his Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Singer: Lena Martell
Singer: Mike Redway
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
Performer: Derek Hardwick
Dancer: Nina Chalmers
Dancer: Celia Hetherington
Dancer: Lesley North
Dancer: Rosemary Page
Staged by: Ralph Tobert
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Sound: Hugh Barker
Designer: David Chandler
Production: John Street

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight: John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Johnny Cash

Big, battered and rough-looking Johnny Cash sings of trains, prisons, and hard times. For years he scraped a living with his guitar and his songs. Now he's at the top, not only of the Country and Western scene, but just at the top. In demand for the best television programmes, the most prestigious concerts, on the cover of Life magazine-a household name. Coolly and shrewdly he husbands his success. Calmly. almost cynically, he's determined never to forget the grit and poverty of his background and the years of tough waiting.
On Christmas Eve, Man Alive hands over to a remarkable film made by a husband and wife team in America about Johnny Cash. The film followed him not only on a singing tour, but on a return to his early beginnings and his first background : the main inspiration of his haunting songs.



Subject/singer: Johnny Cash
Film by: Arthur Barron
Film by: Evelyn Barron

: Genevieve

starring John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall
A sparkling British comedy about the rivalry between two competitors in the annual London to Brighton veteran car run.



Screenplay: William Rose
Music composed and played by: Larry Adler
Produced and directed by: Henry Cornelius
Alan: John Gregson
Wendy: Dinah Sheridan
Ambrose: Kenneth More
Rosalind: Kay Kendall
First speed cop: Geoffrey Keen
Second speed cop: Harold Siddons
Hotel proprietress: Joyce Grenfell

: Christmas Carols

introduced by Michael Flanders
Wandsworth School Choir
Conductor Russell Burgess


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Singers: Wandsworth School Choir
Conductor: Russell Burgess
Organist: Ian Cobb
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: Patricia Foy

: News Summary


: Laura

The famous film thriller starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson

Rightly regarded as a Hollywood classic, Laura is a startlingly original mystery: the story of a murdered girl and the people she knew - but with a surprising twist.


Adapted from the novel by: Vera Caspary
Produced and directed by: Otto Preminger
Laura: Gene Tierney
Mark McPherson: Dana Andrews
Waldo Lydecker: Clifton Webb
Shelby Carpenter: Vincent Price
Ann Treadwell: Judith Anderson
Bessie Clary: Dorothy Adams

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.

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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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