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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "Rainbow Pavement"
Written by Helen Cresswell
Illustrated by Shirley Hughes


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Author (Rainbow Pavement): Helen Cresswell
Illustrator (Rainbow Pavement): Shirley Hughes

: Closedown

: Know How: Controlling Batch Production

The engineering programme
Introduced by Arthur Garratt


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

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: First Eleven: 9: The Fighting Temeraire by J. M. W. Turner

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

Turner called this painting his 'darling'. It was a huge success in his own lifetime, even with those critics who jeered at his ideas and called him a madman. Today it remains our best-loved picture from the days of the sailing ship.
Bill Thomson looks at Turner's masterpiece from the point of view of a painter, and visits the Thames-side cottage where the artist worked on it.


Presenter: Bill Thomson
Producer: Leslie Megahey
Director: Alan Yentob

: 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: The Valley of Animals

A Place where nothing happens but it happens all the time.

Elma Williams came to Pantglas in North Cardiganshire to write romantic novels but, she says, the animals here have taken her over and her life is now theirs. They farm the valley, she claims, run their own society and attend their own chapel.
It is not the local farmers' idea of Paradise but, for Elma Williams, Heaven is on her doorstep.
(From Wales)


Subject: Elma Williams
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: 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, Margaret Savage, Andy Cole, Peter Kaye
with The Television Toppers
and Les Rawlings, Elspeth Hands, Delia Wicks, Les Want, Jean McGuire, The Monarchs, Johnny Vyvyan

(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: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Margaret Savage
Singer: Andy Cole
Comedian/Presenter: Peter Kaye
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Les Rawlings
Dancer: Elspeth Hands
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Les Want
Singer/Dancer: Jean McGuire
Harmonicists: The Monarchs
Comedian: Johnny Vyvyan
Orchestra leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Norman Percival
Choreography: Ralph Tobert
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: World Cinema Triple Bill presenting: Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons

The second of three films by Orson Welles in this new season featuring the work of the world's leading directors
Starring Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead
with Anne Baxter, Dolores Costello

Welles's second feature has the same arrogance, self-confidence, and technical originality as Citizen Kane. Although the story about an insufferable young aristocrat who refuses to allow his decadent family to break with tradition is pure Hollywood, Welles invests it with a feeling of contemporary importance and wrings remarkable performances from its stars.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Orson Welles
Based on the novel by: Booth Tarkington
Eugene Morgan: Joseph Cotten
Isabel Amberson: Dolores Costello
Lucy Morgan: Anne Baxter
George Amberson: Tim Holt
Fanny Minafer: Agnes Moorehead
Jack Amberson: Ray Collins

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.

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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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