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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "The Sun and the Moon" by Jo Kalmijn


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Sun and the Moon): Jo Kalmijn

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Television Doctor: Baldness

In this programme of Television Doctor we examine baldness, its causes, and what medicine can do to overcome the problems of dying hair and receding hairlines.


Director: Robin Bates
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Money Programme

The people, the stories, and the action behind the one commodity no one can do without - money. Together with the Money-Minder - a regular feature with up-to-the minute news of the Stock Market. A weekly look at the investment world


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

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Clacks Farm, Ombersley, Worcestershire.
In this first visit of the year to the fruit and vegetable garden at Arthur Billitt's farm, Percy Thrower deals with the sowing and planting of vegetables, and looks at some of the soft fruit and at ring-culture tomatoes.
Geoffrey Amos deals with a query chosen from viewers' letters


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presenter: Geoffrey Amos
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Show of the Week presents: Vera Lynn

with her guests The Bachelors, Noel Harrison
The Douglas Squires Dozen
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Presenter/Singer: Vera Lynn
Singers: The Bachelors
Singer: Noel Harrison
Dancers: The Douglas Squires Dozen
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical arrangements: Johnny Douglas
Musical arrangements: Max Harris
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Script: Eric Merriman
Make-up: Stella Kendall
Costumes: Linda Martin
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Alan Horne
Design: Lesley Joan Bremness
Production: Stewart Morris
Production: James Moir

: News on 2

and Weather

: Disco 2

The weekly view of pop features
Jade - a popular contemporary folk group.
Stray - four young musicians whose music is very mature.
Richard Williams will be looking at some aspect of the LP charts.
(This Week's Sounds: page 9)


Musicians: Jade
Musicians: Stray
Reporter: Richard Williams
Designer: James Hatchard
Producer: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton

: World Cinema Double Bill: Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City

(Roma, Citta Aperta)
The first of two films from one of Italy's most accomplished directors starring Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi

The Resistance is treated as a part of everyday life not as a background for bravery and heroism in Rossellini's classic, award-winning film, conceived before the Allies entered Rome and shot on location under great difficulties while the memory of life under Nazi occupation was still vivid in the minds of both actors and technicians.

Co-scripted by Fellini and starring Magnani, "Rome, Open City" marked the Renaissance of the Italian cinema.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Roberto Rossellini
Pina: Anna Magnani
Don Pietro: Aldo Fabrizi
Manfredi: Marcella Pagliero
Marcello: Vito Annicchiarico
The Sexton: Nando Bruno
Bergmann: Harry Feist
Ingrid: Giovanna Galletti
Francesco: Francesco Grandjacquet
Police warden: Passarelli
Marina: Maria Michi

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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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