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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "Chicken Soup with Rice" by Maurice Sendak


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Chicken Soup with Rice): Maurice Sendak

: Closedown

: Know How: Designing in Plastics

The engineering programme
Introduced by Arthur Garratt

Where can plastics replace metals? Four products give some of the answers.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: Tony Jolly
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: 10: The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals (Wallace Collection, London)

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

For years he hung in countless homes all over the country, the symbol of gallant, rakish manhood. The English claimed him as their own, and here at least he became as much a star as the Mona Lisa herself. Now, after years of relegation to chocolate-box tops and advertisements, he seems little more than a representative of bygone bad taste.
Michael Kitson traces the Cavalier's rise to fame, in relation to Hals's work as a whole. Does he perhaps, deserve a little more respect than we now allow him?


Presenter: Michael Kitson
Producer: Leslie Megahey
Director: Michael Dibb

: The Money Programme

Money - the force behind so many of our actions : loving and hating, hiring and firing, living and starving, or just piling it up. 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 up-to-the-minute news on the Stock Market: the rise and fall of shares, the bulls and the bears. What is it all about?
A weekly look at the investment world.


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

: Look, Stranger: The Chilterns

The Chilterns are 500 square miles of beautiful countryside, only about one hour's drive from London.
Kevin Fitzgerald looks beneath the thatch of the pretty cottages, the uniform roofs of the housing estates, and sees the countryside as a place for the benefit of people who live there.
In the last two decades more than a million people have come to live in the Chilterns. How has the area absorbed them, and how many more can it absorb before the countryside that they have all moved away from London to enjoy, is destroyed by their own enthusiasm for it?


Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald
Producer: Roger Price
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter

: 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 and Jean McGuire

(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 New Theatre, Hull)


Singers/Dancers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Margaret Savage
Singer: Andy Cole
Comedian/Presenter: Peter Kaye
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Les Rawlings
Dancer/Choreography: Elspeth Hands
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Les Want
Singer/Dancer: Jean McGuire
Orchestra leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Additional Material: Alan Field
Additional Material: Peter Robinson
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Late Night Line-Up

with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


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

: World Cinema Triple Bill presenting: Orson Welles's The Lady from Shanghai

The last of the three films by Orson Welles in this new season featuring the work of the world's leading directors
Starring Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles
with Everett Sloane

Although Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons received phenomenal critical acclaim, Welles found it difficult to get directorial assignments, and only after Rita Hayworth - his wife at the time - had agreed to play a leading role was he given full creative control over The Lady from Shanghai. The result was a bravura thriller with one of the most exciting endings in the history of the cinema - a bizarre gun battle in a hall of mirrors.
Written, produced, and directed by Orson Welles
(This Week's Films: page 13)


Based on a novel by: Sherwood King
Writer/Producer/Director: Orson Welles
Mike O'Hara: Orson Welles
Elsa Bannister: Rita Hayworth
Mr Bannister: Everett Sloane
Grisby: Glenn Anders

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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