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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "Buying a Bird" by Jane Oehr


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Buying a Bird): Jane Oehr
Photography: James Matthews Joyce

: Closedown

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Licensed to Kill: 1: Who's to Blame?

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

Tonight: Licensed to Kill: 1: Who's to Blame?
Half the children born now will be, sooner or later, injured in a road accident. One in 50 will be killed. For more than half a century the car has brought not only pleasure but also injury, death and untold suffering to millions. We are involved in a world epidemic of slaughter on the roads that every years kills 150,000 and maims five million people. The prevention of this carnage has become one of the major problems of our time. But short of making it a crime to own or drive a car, is there anything which can be done dramatically to reduce death and destruction on our roads?
In the first of two programmes Man Alive looks at the causes of road accidents, asks: 'Who's to blame?' - the motorist, inefficient highway engineering, or bad car design?


Film Director: Dianne Farris
Studio Director: Simon Wadleigh
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Solo: Eric Porter as Leo Tolstoy

Excerpts from the diary of a great philosopher.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Compilation: Gerard Tyrrell
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Joan Craft
Leo Tolstoy: Eric Porter

: Show of the Week: Not Only... But Also...

Written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
with guests Frank Muir, Alan Price and Friends, Nanette, The Dudley Moore Trio

(Dudley Moore is in "Play It Again, Sam," at the Globe Theatre, London)


Writer: Peter Cook
Writer: Dudley Moore
Designer: Chris Thompson
Producer: James Gilbert
Comedian: Peter Cook
Comedian: Dudley Moore
Guest: Frank Muir
Musicians: Alan Price and Friends
Singer: Nanette
Musicians: The Dudley Moore Trio

: Europa: The World as seen through European Eyes

50 million watch it in Britain; 300 million watch it in the rest of Europe.
From the Shannon to the Volga, right across the face of Europe, hundreds of hours of television are beamed out each week in dozens of languages.
Each week Europa takes some of the stories that have interested viewers across a continent. Stories that show how Europe is looking at itself - and at the rest of the world.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

: My World... and Welcome To It: Rules for a Happy Marriage

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

This week: Rules for a Happy Marriage
Basically, marriage is something it's better not to make rules about. Just make it up as you go along.


Based on stories and cartoons by: James Thurber
John Monroe: William Windom
His wife Ellen: Joan Hotchkis
His daughter Lydia: Lisa Gerritsen

: Line-Up: Wednesday

Talk, argument, people, diversion


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.

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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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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