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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is 'The Fox and the Crow'


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Not a Word

An 'incomplete' word game
In a display of unparalleled lexicological dexterity, words are built up letter by letter and the two teams accuse each other of inadvertently completing words or of having no word to complete.
In a return match
Ray Alan, Elizabeth MacLennan, Frank Windsor
John Junkin, Vivien Heilbron, Terence Alexander
In the chair Brian Redhead
(from Manchester)


Panellist: Ray Alan
Panellist: Elizabeth MacLennan
Panellist: Frank Windsor
Panellist: John Junkin
Panellist: Vivien Heilbron
Panellist: Terence Alexander
Chairman: Brian Redhead
Director: John C. Miller
Devised and produced by: Vivian A. Daniels

: The Money Programme

Chinese gold smugglers love it, gnomes in Zurich graft for it, Rockefeller doesn't think about it, Soho strippers strip for it, housewives shop with it, and some never have it... money.
The Money Programme searches out the stories where money manipulates, corrupts, and enhances the world we live in.


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: John Tusa
Producer: John Walker

: Edward II

by Christopher Marlowe
Prospect Theatre Company in the 1969 Edinburgh Festival production recorded at the Piccadilly Theatre, London
with Ian McKellen as King Edward
(Putting Elizabethan drama on the box: page 9)


Author: Christopher Marlowe
For Prospect Theatre Company - Fights arranged by: Colin Fisher
For Prospect Theatre Company - Stage lighting: John B. Read
For Prospect Theatre Company - Music: Carl Davis
For Prospect Theatre Company - Settings and costumes: Kenneth Rowell
For Prospect Theatre Company - Associate director: Richard Marquand
For the BBC - Make-up: Sandra Shepherd
For the BBC - Costumes: Dinah Collin
For the BBC - Sound: Chris Holcombe
For the BBC - Lighting: Hubert Cartwright
For the BBC - Producer: Mark Shivas
Directed for the theatre and television by: Toby Robertson
King Edward: Ian McKellen
Young Mortimer: Timothy West
Queen Isabella: Diane Fletcher
Piers Gaveston: James Laurenson
Lightborn: Robert Eddison
Earl of Warwick: Paul Hardwick
Earl of Lancaster: Trevor Martin
Old Spencer: Andrew Crawford
Edmund of Kent: Peter Bourne
Young Spencer: David Calder
Robert Baldcock: David Strong
Old Mortimer: Michael Spice
Earl of Pembroke: Stephen Greif
Earl of Arundel: Colin Fisher
Earl of Leicester: Richard Morant
Bishop of Coventry: Michael Godfrey
Prince Edward: Myles Reithermann
Niece to the King: Lucy Fleming
Thomas Gurney: Terence Wilton
Sir John Maltravers: Paul Hardwick
Archbishop of Canterbury: Robert Eddison
Sir John Hainault: Michael Spice
Rice ap Howell: Trevor Martin
Levune: Richard Morant
Abbot of Neath: Stephen Greif
A Mower: Jeremy Nicholas
Soldiers and Attendants: Nigel Crewe
Soldiers and Attendants: Nicol Gordon
Soldiers and Attendants: Nigel Havers
Soldiers and Attendants: Michael Howarth
Soldiers and Attendants: Jeremy Nicholas
Soldiers and Attendants: Nicolas Olivier
Soldiers and Attendants: William Smith
Soldiers and Attendants: Christopher Whitehouse

: Line-Up: Thursday

Michael Dean talks to author and traveller Laurens van der Post who was a prisoner of the Japanese on the day on which the first atomic bomb destroyed Hiroshima. In a new book, Night of the New Moon, published today, he reflects on the issue which continues to trouble the conscience of mankind.


Interviewer: Michael Dean
Interviewee: Laurens van Der Post

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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