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: Play School

Science Day
Today's story is
' Patrick ' by QUENTIN BLAKE
Story published by JONATHAN cape Pianist PAT SMYTHE
Scripted and directed by MICHAEL COLS Producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT
Series producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Quentin Blake
Presenters: Carole Ward
Presenters: Rick Jones
Pianist: Pat Smythe
Designer: Louise Vanson
Directed By: Michael Cols
Producer: Peter Ridsdale
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Life in Our Sea

The Forest
Again the North Sea reveals its surprises as DR DAVID BELLAMY explores the submarine forest which surrounds our coast. Pollution is already threatening its diversity of animal life.
Producer DAVID CORDINGLEY Natural history film from
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg)


Unknown: Dr David Bellamy
Producer: David Cordingley

: Newsroom

with Martin Bell reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad Weather


Unknown: Martin Bell

: Take It or Leave It

A Television Literary Quiz
He owns six different split-level ranch-type houses made all of fieldstone in Livingston, and last year with his wife and his two little daughters, who are so beautiful that they are already under contract to Metro, and so brilliant that they should be in college ...
Who wrote it? Do you like it? Alan Brien asks
David Cecil , John Betjeman Alison Lurie , Claire Tomalin Reader PETER EYRE
Devised by BRIGID BROPHY Directed by PEGGY WALKER Produced by JULIAN JEBB †


Unknown: Alan Brien
Unknown: David Cecil
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Alison Lurie
Reader: Claire Tomalin
Reader: Peter Eyre
Unknown: Brigid Brophy
Directed By: Peggy Walker
Produced By: Julian Jebb

: Vive la Tele

BBC2 crosses the Channel to bring you some of the best programmes from
ORTF2 - La Deuxieme Chaine. Introduced by Derek Hart


Unknown: La Deuxieme Chaine.
Introduced By: Derek Hart

: Songe d'une Nuit d'Ete

(Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream)
One of the most outrageously imaginative of French Television directors, Jean-Christophe Averty , uses every known form of electronic effect to create a bewildering, dazzling, and totally unconventional version of Shakespeare.


Directors: Jean-Christophe Averty
Helena: Claude Jade
Hermia: Christine Delaroche
Demetrius: Dominique Seriana
Lysandra: Michel Ruhn
Bottom: Jacques Ferriere
Quince: Guy Grosso
Snout: Michel Muller
Flute: Gilles Baladou
Starveling: Mihel Robin
PU Ck: Michel Tureau
Oberon jean: Claude Drouot
Titania: Christiana Minazzoli

: Louis XIV - The Rise of the Sun King

-Roberto Rossellini 's epic film about the most famous of French kings begins when Louis is 22. Since the death of Louis XIII in 1643, the hated Cardinal Mazarin has been the real master of France. Mazarin is now on his deathbed and for the first time the young king can begin to take control of the destiny of France.


Unknown: Roberto Rossellini
Unknown: Louis Xiii
Directed By: Roberto Rossellini
Unknown: Philippe Erlanger
Louis XIV: Jean-Marie Patte
Colbert: Raymond Jourdan
Mazarin: Silvagni
Anne of Austria: Katharina Renu
Mme du Plessis: Dominique Vincent
Fouquet: Pierre Barrat
le Tellier: Fernand Febre
Louise de la Valliere: Franqoise Pouty
Marie-Theresa: Joelle Langeois
Mme Henriette: Jacqueline Corot
D'Artagnan: Maurice Barrier

: News on 2 and 24 Heures sur la 2

Presented by Martin Bell in London and Peter Woods in Paris The News as viewers of the ORTF2 network have seen it tonight


Presented By: Martin Bell
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Cinq Danseurs autour d'une Camera

Relaxed late evening light entertainment in the French manner

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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