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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "The Red Hat" by Donald Bisset


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rod Willmott
Author (The Red Hat): Donald Bisset

: Closedown

: Hardy Heating International: 4: Pricing in Foreign Markets

Introduced by Brian Jackson
With Paul Grist, Raymond Mason, Ivan Beavis, Harvey Hall, Frank Mills, Peggy Shields, Beth Morris


Presenter: Brian Jackson
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis
David Roberts: Paul Grist
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
John Marsh: Harvey Hall
Wilf Appleby: Frank Mills
Miss Goodhew: Peggy Shields
Secretary: Beth Morris

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Times Remembered

They have treasured memories of other times - firm views about present times.
In the race for today few of us spare enough time to listen - even to learn - from people who also know about yesterday, as they talk to the Man Alive reporters.


Producer: Tom Conway

: Man Alive: Women in Prison: 1: The Way It Is

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

For the first time women serving sentences in notorious Holloway Prison have been allowed to talk face-to-camera about life behind bars. A Man Alive team, invited by the Home Office, talked to prisoners about lives which are spent, day by day, year after year, in the confines of a prison built 120 years ago.

Not many women end up in prison. Few are professional criminals, hardly any belong to gangs; almost all of them are young. They're an exclusive group - compared with the 40,000 men in prisons - only 1,000 strong.

In the first of two programmes they talk about what brought them to Holloway; what prison does to them; and how they react to the prison officers who, themselves, have been stripped of every illusion but who never seem to give up hope.


Director: Jenny Barraclough
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Elizabeth R: Shadow in the Sun

by Julian Mitchell
[Starring] Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
[with] Ronald Hines as Burghley, Robert Hardy as Leicester, Stephen Murray as Walsingham
with Michael Williams and Margaretta Scott
(Michael Williams is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: Julian Mitchell
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Music: David Munrow
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Richard Martin
Elizabeth I: Glenda Jackson
Court Official: James Urquhart
Fenelon, French Ambassador: John Hughes
Burghley, Lord Treasurer: Ronald Hines
Earl of Leicester: Robert Hardy
Hatton: Bernard Horsfall
Sussex: John Shrapnel
Walsingham, Secretary to the Council: Stephen Murray
Lettice Knollys: Angela Thorne
Lady Cobham, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth: Jill Balcon
Dwarf 'Elizabeth': Mary Patricia Finn
Catherine de Medici, Queen Dowager of France: Margaretta Scott
Dwarf 'Leicester': Albert Horton
Simier: James Laurenson
Duke of Alencon, son of Catherine de Medici: Michael Williams
Jacques: Leslie Lawton
Preacher: Kenton Moore

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight featuring Kingsley Kennerley v Jack Rea
Kennerley, representing the Midlands, meets the Irish Champion - Jack Rea.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Snooker player: Kingsley Kennerley
Snooker player: Jack Rea
Referee: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: 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

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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