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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "Choosing a Chair"


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: Know How: One Company - Many Problems - One Computer

The engineering programme
Introduced by Arthur Garratt

An engineering firm employing 700 people decides to use a large and expensive computer for production control - what benefits is it likely to bring?


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: David Nelson
Producer: Peter Riding

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: First Eleven: 8: Aristide Bruant at the Ambassadeurs by Toulouse Lautrec

A series about some of the best-known images in art

The image of the big man in the red scarf hangs in poster shops all over Britain, alongside Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and the Stones.
Like today's pop personalities, Aristide Bruant became a cult figure in the Paris of the 1890s. Toulouse Lautrec designed several posters for Bruant's performances, and out of this ephemeral art he created some of his most remarkable images.
George Melly visits a London poster shop to look at this and other works by Lautrec.


Presenter: George Melly
Producer: Leslie Megahey
Director: Michael Dibb

: The Money Programme

The people, the stories, and the action behind the one commodity no one can do without - money.
Together with the Money-Minder - a new regular feature with the latest news on the Stock Market.


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: Paul Griffiths
Producer: Robert Rowland

: Look, Stranger: A World of His Own

Cameron MacDonald is five years old, and lives at Glenfarclas, on Speyside, where his father manages one of the 50 famous distilleries in that beautiful Highland valley. An only child in a glen where the other boys and girls already attend school, he has created a busy world of vivid imagination and hard work.' On his first day at school he meets, behind a closed door, the world of facts, 'reality,' and competition.
(From Scotland)


Subject: Cameron MacDonald
Narrated and produced by: Tom Fleming

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Television's fastest spectacular bringing back the Magic of the Minstrels
Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
featuring John Boulter, Dai Francis, Andy Cole, Margaret Savage, Peter Kaye
with The Television Toppers
and Les Rawlings, Elspeth Hands, Delia Wicks, Benny Garcia, Les Want, Jean McGuire, Dave Prowse, Cal McCord, The Jolaes Puppets

(The Black and White Minstrels are appearing in "Magic of the Minstrels" at the Victoria Palace, London, and in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry)


Singer/Dancers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Andy Cole
Singer: Margaret Savage
Comedian/Presenter: Peter Kaye
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Les Rawlings
Dancer: Elspeth Hands
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singer: Les Want
Singer/Dancer: Jean McGuire
Guest: Dave Prowse
Entertainer: Cal McCord
Puppeteers: The Jolaes Puppets
Orchestra leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Choreography: Ralph Tobert
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Late Night Line-Up: Orson Welles

Orson Welles writer, star and director of tonight's film Citizen Kane
Tim Brooke-Taylor, who has been filming with Welles during the past year, takes a look at his career and talks to some of the people who have worked with Welles and shows instances of his film appearances including Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Third Man, Waterloo, Catch 22.


Presenter: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: World Cinema Triple Bill presenting: Orson Welles's Citizen Kane

The first of three films by Orson Welles begins this new season featuring the work of the world's leading directors
Starring Orson Welles
with Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

'The biggest electric train set any boy ever had!'- Orson Welles's own description of the Hollywood studios where he made Citizen Kane - his first film - at the age of 25
(Orson Welles, working his way down from the top: page 6; This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Orson Welles
Screenplay: H. Mankiewicz
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
James W Gettys: Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Mrs Kane: Agnes Moorehead
Kane's father: Harry Shannon
Kane: Orson Welles

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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