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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "Hilda meets the Chicks" by Jill Tomlinson


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Hilda meets the Chicks): Jill Tomlinson
Pianist: John Gould
Design: Louise Vanson
Scripted by/Director: Leslie Pitt
Scripted by: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Collectors' World

Items of interest, information and investigation for collectors about collecting
This week's subjects include
The Expert: behind the scenes at a famous London saleroom
Rare Coins: Peter Rayner talks about a Charles I silver pound
Japanese Swords: an expert explains the rising interest
Telephones: an expanding network of collectors
The Question and Answer spot this week: Stamps
Chairman Hugh Scully
(from Bristol)


Chairman: Hugh Scully
Interviewee (Rare Coins): Peter Rayner
Interviewee (Japanese Swords): An expert [name uncredited]
Interviewer: Fyfe Robertson
Interviewer: Brian Cullingford
Designer: Des Chinn
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Europa: The World Through European Eyes

ZDF... ORTF... RAI... SRG... JRT... a bewildering variety of initials that to people living on the other side of the Channel means the television service of their own country.
They all contribute to Europa. For wherever there is a story the film crews of our television colleagues on the Continent are there reporting and commenting. Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Trial

by Graham Seal

"That's right, love everyone. I don't want your Christian love, Slade. It stinks. Why don't you just admit you hate me?"


Writer: Graham Seal
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: James Brabazon
Slade: David Graham
Harris: Michael Robbins
Voice of pilot: Jerry Stovin

: Review

Sculptures that Move
This week a retrospective exhibition of kinetic art opens at the Hayward Gallery, London. Review brings to its studio samples of these strange objects that move and shimmer, and change colour.

Visconti at Work
Italian film director Luchino Visconti is currently filming Thomas Mann's famous story Death in Venice. Review cameras followed him through one hectic, 12-hour working day in which he transformed squares and canals and hotel cellars to conjure up the Edwardian era. Review also shows Visconti on his travels through Hungary, Poland, Finland, and Sweden in search of a 14-year-old boy to play his juvenile lead.
British actor Dirk Bogarde (left), stars in this film: he talks about working with this great and exacting director.

Muriel Spark
The celebrated writer has a new novel, The Driver's Seat, published this week. James Mossman talks to the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Ballad of Peckham Rye and Memento Mori about her work and the world of her novels.


Subject (Visconti at Work): Luchino Visconti
Interviewee (Visconti at Work): Dirk Bogarde
Interviewee: Muriel Spark
Interviewer (Muriel Spark)/Editor: James Mossman
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Peter Adam

: Late Night Line-Up

Michael Dean looks back over the week with William Rushton, James Cameron and other people, other views


Presenter: Michael Dean
Guest: William Rushton
Guest: James Cameron
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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