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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story is: "The Happiest Elephant in the World"
Written by Minami Nishiuci
Illustrated by Seiichi Horiuchi


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Happiest Elephant in the World): Minami Nishiuci
Illustrator (The Happiest Elephant in the World): Seiichi Horiuchi

: Closedown

: Test Cricket from Australia: Australia v England: The First Test Match

from Brisbane
by Satellite
Peter West introduces recorded highlights of the fourth day's play.
Presented by David Kenning, Bill Taylor in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Presenter: Peter West
Presented by: David Kenning
Presented by: Bill Taylor

: Interval

: Prospectus: 2: General, Liberal, and Complementary?

What is General Studies? Who is it for? And why?
A film about Southgate Technical College, London


Producer: Gordon Croton

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Floodlit Rugby League: BBC2 Trophy First semi-final: Leeds v Hull KR

Leeds (blue with amber band) v Hull KR (red)

Leeds, with no fewer than five players in the recent World Cup squad, take on the 'Robins' for a place in the final.


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Wheelbase

Gordon Wilkins covers the motoring news of the week with Maxwell Boyd, Michael Frostick and Judith Jackson.

In tonight's programme meet the winner of motor racing's most coveted award the Ferodo Trophy. Take a trip to Denmark on board a new kind of continental car ferry. Fly from Southend and sample the new shape of cross-Channel flights for motorists in 1971.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Director: Tony Salmon
Director: Chris Berry
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Menace: Nine Bean Rows

by Hugo Charteris
Starring Constance Cummings, Charles Gray, Peter Blythe, Fanny Rowe

In the house near the Irish border the atmosphere is already tense with fear. An unexpected arrival makes a crisis inevitable.


Writer: Hugo Charteris
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: David Proudfoot
Rose: Constance Cummings
Caroline: Fanny Rowe
Micky: Charles Gray
Pip: Michael Gothard
Freya: Norma West
Rosannagh: Etain O'Dell
Herky: Peter Blythe

: The Codebreakers: 4: Pearl Harbour

Presented by Rene Cutforth

Sunday morning, 7 December, 1941 - Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. The devastating Japanese surprise attack on the American Pacific Fleet. 'The day that will live in infamy.'
American Intelligence knew of the attack six hours before it took place. But the American top-brass didn't act on it till it was too late.
How the Americans were able to decode Japanese diplomatic messages by reconstructing the top-secret Japanese code machine is American Intelligence's greatest success story.
(How do you rate as a codebreaker's page 15)


Presenter: Rene Cutforth
Based on the book "The Codebreakers" by: David Kahn
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Bruce Norman

: Late Night Line-Up

Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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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