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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story is 'The Junk Shop,' by Jean Watson


Author (The Junk Shop): Jean Watson
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones

: 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

: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Naval Treaty

Dramatised by John Gould
Starring Peter Cushing
and Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson
also starring Dennis Price as Lord Holdhurst, Corin Redgrave as Percy Phelps
and featuring Peter Bowles as Joseph Harrison

'When the Foreign Secretary comes to me in person, I know it's about something serious. Especially when he uses an assumed name.'


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: John Gould
Script Editor: John Barber
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Antony Kearey
Sherlock Holmes: Peter Cushing
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Lord Holdhurst: Dennis Price
Percy Phelps: Corin Redgrave
Joseph Harrison: Peter Bowles
Ambassador: Roger Maxwell
Charles Gorot: Patrick Tull
Tangey: Robin Wentworth
Peters: Lane Meddick
Mrs Tangey: Lucy Griffiths
Constable: Humphrey Heathcote
Inspector Forbes: Donald Tandy
Mrs Hudson: Grace Arnold
Annie Harrison: Jane Lapotaire

: Look, Stranger: Patterns in the Sky

"I fly because I enjoy it; it is freedom in the sky
Teaching is jun; children are infinitely variable; full of possibilities - and they matter."
The two worlds of Miss Frances MacRae, aerobatic ace and London schoolmistress

This film looks at a woman who is equally at home taking classes in Highgate and weaving patterns in the sky over the Surrey countryside.

The first woman to join the British team in the World Aerobatic Championships, Frances MacRae started flying ten years ago. On a demonstration flight, the pilot asked her to take the controls and she was immediately hooked. In eight years, she had mastered her little yellow and red biplane and was taking part in International Championships. She became a teacher just after the war after leaving the Civil Service; she quickly realised that it was what she wanted to do and 25 years later is assistant head of the same school in Highgate.
(Patterns in the sky: page 8)


Subject: Frances MacRae
Producer: Richard Robinson
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter

: Who Killed Merri-Ann?

A season of new feature films made specially for television

A United States Marshal escorts a prisoner from his own vast, desolate desert territory in New Mexico to New York - then loses him. The Western lawman is determined to recapture the wanted man and stays on in the city in spite of his increasing unpopularity with the Police Department.


Writer: Stanford Whitmore
Producer: Leslie Stevens
Director: Richard A. Colla
Marshal McCloud: Dennis Weaver
Whitman: Craig Stevens
Chris Coughlin: Diana Muldaur
Peter B Clifford: Mark Richman
Sgt Joe Broadhurst: Terry Carter
Father Nieves: Raul Julia
Peralta: Mario Alcalde
James Waldron: Shelly Novack

: Line-Up: Tuesday

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: Michael Hill

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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.

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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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