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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is 'The Surprise Party'
Written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins


Writer/Illustrator (The Surprise Party): Pat Hutchins
Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Using Broadcasts in Schools: 3: Broadcasts as Resources

At Thames Road Primary School, Blackpool, broadcasts are used to supply teachers with new material. This programme shows how the content of broadcasts is used as resource material in the teaching follow-up in the classroom.
Introduced by David Smeeton


Presenter: David Smeeton
Producer: Michael Totton

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Antonia Fraser, Clive Dunn, Clement Freud and Geoffrey Wheeler, Joanna Jones, Muriel Pavlow
Referee Robert Robinson
(from Manchester)


Panellist: Antonia Fraser
Panellist: Clive Dunn
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Geoffrey Wheeler
Panellist: Joanna Jones
Panellist: Muriel Pavlow
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, including The Trendy Trip
The usual factory outing is beer, pork pies, and communal singing on the way to the seaside. The trendy trip today, especially if you work for a foreign company, is to visit the parent plant. The Money Programme followed 60 workers from Birmingham on a whistle-stop tour through Sweden. Were they seduced by the highest standard of living in the world?
Presented by Brian Widlake, Alan Watson, John Tusa, Jeffery Thomas


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Jeffery Thomas
Film Director: Sally Doganis
Associate Producer: John Walker
Producer: Michael Bunce

: W. Somerset Maugham: Olive

Based on "The Book Bag"
Dramatised by David Turner
[Starring] Eileen Atkins as Olive Hardy, Edward Fox as Tim Hardy, Martin Potter as Mark Featherstone

Olive Hardy and her brother Tim are considered to be a strange pair and are classed as 'stand-offish.' Into the privacy of their lives comes Mark Featherstone, a young District Officer, who falls in love with Olive. An incident occurs and all three lives are dramatically changed.
(Next week: "The Closed Shop")


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: David Turner
Costumes: Robin Fraser
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: James Cellan Jones
Olive Hardy: Eileen Atkins
Tim Hardy: Edward Fox
Mark Featherstone: Martin Potter
District Officer: John Bailey
His clerk: Kenneth Houng
The Hardys' Amah: Mary Yang
George Sergison: Michael Beint
Ethel Sergison: Liz Ashley
Barman: Max Rahman
Post boy: Kim Kee Lim
Ship's steward: Denis Cleary
Mark's servant: Jimmy Fung
Mr Richardson: Geoffrey Denton
Mrs Richardson: Marguerite Young
Sally: Clare Sutcliffe

: Jazz Scene

at the Ronnie Scott Club
Presenting each week some of the international jazz stars recorded at Europe's Number One Jazz Club.

Tonight Ronnie Scott introduces: The Gary Burton Quartet, The Stars of Faith,
The Miles Davis Quintet
Gary Burton is a vibraphone player of staggering virtuosity whose quartet reflects the way that jazz and pop are beginning to overlap. The Stars of Faith are an exciting group of black Gospel singers and Miles Davis is simply one of the most adventurous and inventive musicians in the world.
(All artists appear by arrangement with Harold Davison Ltd)


Presenter: Ronnie Scott
Musicians: The Gary Burton Quartet
Musicians: The Stars of Faith
Musicians: The Miles Davis Quintet
Title Music: Francy Boland
Associate Producer: Vernon Lawrence
Production: Terry Henebery

: Line-Up: Thursday

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


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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