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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "Jerry and the Stamps"
Written and told by Elizabeth Hunt

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author/Storyteller (Jerry and the Stamps): Elizabeth Hunt
Photographer: Jimmy Matthews-Joyce
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Writer/Director: Graham Beebee
Writer/Director: Peter Wiltshire
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Within These Four Walls: 10

H. Russell Robinson gives Peter Bennet Stone a personal view of the Armouries of the Tower of London


Interviewee: H. Russell Robinson
Interviewer: Peter Bennet Stone
Director: Peter R. Smith
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Europa

Each week Europa looks at what the Continent's 400 million television viewers are seeing on their receivers at home.
On stations like TSS Moscow, NDR Hamburg, ORTF Paris, SSR Geneva, and a host of others.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Review: The Fred Karno Story

Introduced by James Mossman

Fred Karno was a circus acrobat who adapted the slapstick of the circus ring to the music-hall stage; he made his name a household word by producing hundreds of comedy sketches and pantomimes in which he launched Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Will Hay and many others; he invested his large fortune in a fun palace on the Thames - the 'Karsino' - he became bankrupt and died in obscurity in a Bournemouth off-licence.
Review tells Fred Karno's extraordinary story with the help of two of his contemporaries, Jack Melville and Sandy Powell; and traces his continuing influence in the films of Chaplin, George Robey, Stan Laurel, Will Hay, The Three Stooges, The Marx Brothers, Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, Charlie Drake and Norman Wisdom.
The story ends with the demolition of Karsino, an occasion witnessed by many of the comedians who are carrying on the Karno tradition today.


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Interviewee (The Fred Karno Story): Jack Melville
Interviewee (The Fred Karno Story): Sandy Powell
Director/Producer: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Peter Adam

: Peter Cook in Where Do I Sit?

In which Peter meets and talks to people who are actually alive today.


Presenter/Producer: Peter Cook
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Jude the Obscure: Part 6: Christminster Again

by Thomas Hardy
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Harry Green

Jude has been forced to sell up and travel looking for work. Sue and Juey are forced to work as well, although Sue is pregnant.


Author: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by: Harry Green

: 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

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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.

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