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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "Michael and the Pineapple"


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Photography: James Matthews-Joyce

: Closedown

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: A Little Business of Their Own

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

In these days of giant corporations and huge business conglomerates how much chance is left for the individual who wants to strike out on his own? How tough is the path ahead for those of us who, having spent half a lifetime working for someone else, decide that life can be not only richer but more rewarding? Take four couples, like those in Man Alive tonight, and see how they make out. The only thing they have in common is the ambition to be their own boss. Six months after they started how are things going? Will they make it?


Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions: John Spencer v John Pulman
Ten times World Champion, John Pulman, looking for his first win of the series, will have to produce his best form to beat Spencer, the reigning World Champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Snooker player: John Spencer
Snooker player: John Pulman
Referee: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Elizabeth R: Sweet England's Pride

by Ian Rodger
[Starring] Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
[and] Ronald Hines as Burghley, Robin Ellis as Essex
with John Nettleton, Nicholas Selby and Patrick O'Connell
(Elizabeth R is being repeated from next Saturday at 8.20 BBC2)


Writer: Ian Rodger
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Make-up: Dawn Alcock
Sound: Brian Hiles
Lighting: Robert Wright
Music: David Munrow
Designer: Richard Henry
Produced and directed by: Roderick Graham
Elizabeth I: Glenda Jackson
Elizabeth Vernon: Sonia Fraser
Sir Robert Cecil, Chief Secretary: Hugh Dickson
Earl of Essex: Robin Ellis
Earl of Southampton: Peter Egan
Lady Leicester, mother of Essex: Angela Thorne
Francis Bacon: John Nettleton
Lady Rich, sister of Essex: Shirley Dixon
Sir Christopher Blount: Haydn Jones
Lady Essex: Judith South
Lord Howard, Earl of Nottingham: Peter Howell
Sir Walter Raleigh: Nicholas Selby
Lord Burghley, Robert Cecil's father: Ronald Hines
Egerton, keeper of the Privy Seal: Clifford Rose
Horseman to O'Neill: Kevin Flood
Irishwoman: Winefride Madigan
O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone: Patrick O'Connell
Conn, Irish Soldier: Wesley Murphy
Harper to O'Neill: Peter Forest
Lord Mayor of Dublin: Harry Webster
Actor playing King Richard II: Philip Voss
Actor playing Bolingbroke: David Hargreaves
Gaoler: Michael Beint
Horseman to Cecil: Derek Martin

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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