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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is 'Grotty the Robot' by Catherine Gavin


Author (Grotty the Robot): Catherine Gavin
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Nigel Anthony

: Closedown

: Using Broadcasts in Schools: 1: Springboards

A series intended mainly for teachers, showing examples of the imaginative use of broadcasts in schools.

Diss Church Junior School, Norfolk
Introduced by David Smeeton


Presenter: David Smeeton
Producer: Michael Totton

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
and Weather

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Drusilla Beyfus, John Laurie, Frank Windsor and Michael Trubshawe, Juliet Harmer, Frances Bennett
Referee Robert Robinson
(from Manchester)


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: John Laurie
Panellist: Michael Trubshawe
Panellist: Juliet Harmer
Panellist: Frances Bennett
Referee: Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Money Programme

Looking at the news and the men behind the news in the world of money
Introduced by Brian Widlake, Alan Watson, John Tusa


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: John Tusa
Associate Producer: John Walker
Producer: Michael Bunce

: Liberals Prove They Care

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party
The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, MP Leader of the Liberal Party; Wallace Lawler, MP
(Also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)


Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe
Speaker: Wallace Lawler

: W. Somerset Maugham: Jane

Dramatised by Hugh Leonard
[Starring] Rachel Kempson as Jane, Georgina Cookson as Marion Towers, Gerald Flood as Geoffrey Mandeville, Guy Slater as Gilbert Napier and Dennis Price as Admiral Frobisher

Jane Fowler, a dowdy widow of 'a certain age,' shocks her fashionable sister-in-law Marion Towers by the announcement of her marriage - but this is only the beginning!
(Next week: "Rain")


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Guy Verney
Jane: Rachel Kempson
Marion Towers: Georgina Cookson
Geoffrey Mandeville: Gerald Flood
Gilbert Napier: Guy Slater
Admiral Frobisher: Dennis Price
Philip Asher: Simon Gough
Edwina: Miranda Connell
American Lady: Bessie Love
Butler: Anthony Woodruff
Hostess: Rowena Ingram
Sybil: Emily Richard
Alphonsine: Joanna Moore Smith
Hair Stylist: John Berryman
Waiter: Louis Haslar

: Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club

Tonight Ronnie Scott introduces: The Thelonious Monk Quartet, The Barney Kessel Trio, The Lionel Hampton Octet, The Charlie Shavers Quartet
(All artists appear by arrangement with Harold Davison Ltd)


Presenter: Ronnie Scott
Musicians: The Thelonious Monk Quartet
Musicians: The Barney Kessel Trio
Musicians: The Lionel Hampton Octet
Musicians: The Charlie Shavers Quartet
Title Music: Francy Boland
Associate Producer: Vernon Lawrence
Production: Terry Henebery

: Doubts and Certainties: South Africa: 2

"As a Christian I can only call any system evil if the Bible condems it as evil. And I know of no Biblical condemnation of a policy of segregation - or integration."

Dr J.S. Gericke, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Cape Province talking to Hugh Burnett


Interviewee: Dr J.S. Gericke
Interviewer: Hugh Burnett
Presented by: Vernon Sproxton

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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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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