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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is 'The Little Tin Soldier' by Hans Andersen
Retold by William Mervyn


Author (The Little Tin Soldier): Hans Andersen
Storyteller: William Mervyn
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Nigel Anthony

: Closedown

: Square Two: 12: Calculating Change

A second start in mathematics

From average rates of change to actual rates of change: this is the central theme of calculus.
Presented by Bill Coleman


Presenter: Bill Coleman
Devised by: Hilary Shuard
Director: Michael Lumley
Producer: David Roseveare

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: The Catholic Dilemma: Part 2

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: The Catholic Dilemma: Part 2
Sister Anita Caspary of California led her fellow sisters of the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a move for change. They dropped their habits and veils - and started an almighty row which ended in their leaving the Roman Catholic Church. Father Charles Davis became a Catholic cause celebre when he left his vocation and married. In Holland other priests are doing the same. The row about birth control, about the Latin Mass, and the problem of shrinking congregations and dwindling numbers in the priesthood splits the Catholic Church with debate: a debate concerned with the role of Catholicism in the 20th century, the position of the Pope, and the authority of the Vatican.


Studio Director: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Canvas: A Conder Fan

Personal reflections on paintings

Barry Humphries in the Queen's Park Gallery, Manchester

Charles Edward Conder was born in 1868, just 13 years before the birth of Picasso. He died at the age of 41, and his work it, now largely forgotten. Yet he was a great figure of the 1890s: a follower of Whistler, a friend of Toulouse Lautrec, and admired by Degas.
In tonight's Canvas the Australian comedian Barry Humphries, who himself collects Conder's work, looks at the collection in the Queen's Park art gallery in Manchester. Conder's flamboyant personality and exquisite colour work on canvas and silk combine to produce a perfect distillation of the period which saw the prime of Aubrey Beardsley and Oscar Wilde.


Presenter: Barry Humphries
Producer: Julian Jebb

: Europa: The World Through European Eyes

ZDF... ORTF... RAI... SRG... JRT... a bewildering variety of initials that to people living on the other side of the Channel means the television service of their own country.
They all contribute to Europa. For wherever there is a story the film crews of our television colleagues on the Continent are there reporting and commenting.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

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

Written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
with Nanette, The Dudley Moore Trio and guests

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


Writer: Peter Cook
Writer: Dudley Moore
Make-up: Rosemary Jarvis
Costumes: Verity Lewis
Designer: Chris Thompson
Producer: James Gilbert
Comedian: Peter Cook
Comedian: Dudley Moore
Singer: Nanette
Musicians: The Dudley Moore Trio

: My World... and Welcome To It: Child's Play

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: Child's Play
The trouble with being brilliant is you have to work weekends. Which doesn't leave that much time for hot fudge Sundaes.


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

: Line-Up: Wednesday

Talk, argument, people, diversior with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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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