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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story is "Hilda and the Fire Engine" by Jill Tomlinson


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Hilda and the Fire Engine): Jill Tomlinson

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Dancing Men

Dramatised by Michael Hardwick and Mollie Hardwick
Starring Peter Cushing
and Nigel Stock as Dr Watson
also starring Maxwell Reed as Hilton Cubitt, Judee Morton as Elsie Cubitt and Brenda Bruce as Saunders

"It's terrified a young woman half out of her wits, and it's bringing her husband post-haste from Norfolk to consult me. There's mystery here, Watson."
(First shown on BBC1)


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Michael Hardwick
Dramatised by: Mollie Hardwick
Script Editor: John Barber
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: William Sterling
Sherlock Holmes: Peter Cushing
Dr Watson: Nigel Stock
Hilton Cubitt: Maxwell Reed
Elsie Cubitt: Judee Morton
Saunders: Brenda Bruce
Hunt: Edward Brayshaw
Mrs Hudson: Grace Arnold
Mrs King: Gwen Nelson
Inspector Martin: Richardson Morgan
Bearded constable: Norman Caley
Dr Armstrong: Henry Gilbert
Maid: Annabella Johnston
Abe Slaney: Frank Mann
Constable: David Simeon

: Wheelbase

Gordon Wilkins covers the motoring news of the week.
Tonight: Paddy Hopkirk reports from Spain on the International Sherry Rally.
Michael Frostick investigates the foreign car boom. Of every 100 motorists buying a new model in Britain 15 are now choosing a foreign car. What are the reasons? Strikes holding up deliveries from British factories? Advanced technical features? Smart styling? An outside broadcast direct from a south coast harbour where another shipload of foreign cars was due to arrive today.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Paddy Hopkirk
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Premiere: Winchester 73

Starring Tom Tryon, John Saxon and Dan Duryea
with John Drew Barrymore, Joan Blondell, John Dehner

A new production of this story of a rifle and its influence on the men through whose hands it passes.
(Philip Jenkinson writes: page 8)


Writer: Stephen Kandell
Writer: Richard L. Adams
Producer: Richard E. Lyons
Director: Herschel Daugherty
Lin McAdam: Tom Tryon
Dakin McAdam: John Saxon
Bart McAdam: Dan Duryea
The Preacher: John Drew Barrymore
Larouge: Joan Blondell
High-Spade Johnny Dean: John Dehner
Jake Starret: John Doucette
Dan McAdam: David Pritchard

: Late Night Line-Up

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.

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