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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is "The Magic Wallpaper" by Frank Francis
Presenters this week Carol Chell, Rod Willmott


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rod Willmott
Author (The Magic Wallpaper): Frank Francis

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Martin Bell


Newsreader: Martin Bell

: Lancer: Goodbye, Lizzie

A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.

Murdoch tries to help a woman friend to make a fresh start in life - against impossible odds.


Johnny: James Stacy
Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Lizzie: Nan Martin
Clayt: James Best
Mossy: Bill Vint

: Face the Music

Tonight in this quiz you can match your musical wits against Dorothy Tutin, Alan Bennett, Robin Ray
Chairman Joseph Cooper


Panellist: Dorothy Tutin
Panellist: Alan Bennett
Panellist: Robin Ray
Guest musician: Gerald Moore
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Horizon: The Lindemann Enigma

A portrait of Churchill's wartime adviser
This was the reaction of some of the critics when this programme was first transmitted in September 1968:
The Times: "An excellent documentary."
Daily Express: "...examined with acute perception this man who held so much power."
The Sun: "A vigorous and quick-moving documentary."

One of the most controversial figures of the Second World War was Professor Frederick Lindemann, Churchill's friend and wartime scientific adviser, who has been called 'the scientist with the greatest power in history.'
In this role Lindemann has been described by some as a man who nearly lost Britain the war, but by others as a man who did more than most to win it.
This programme tries to unravel some of the complex situations from the development of radar to the bombing of Germany in which Lindemann played a major role.


Narrator: Christopher Chataway
Writer: Ronald Clark
Editor: R.W. Reid
Producer: Peter Goodchild

: Country Joe MacDonald

sings The Ballad of Jean Dupres


Singer: Joe MacDonald
Director: Michael Appleton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Waiting-Room

by John Bowen
with Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Harriet, David Cook as Paul

Two strangers discover that they have shared the same experience. And this has led them both to the waiting-room...


Writer: John Bowen
Script editor: Tim Aspinall
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Robert Knights
Harriet: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Paul: David Cook
Man: Peter Bennett
Cleaner: Ann Way

: Four with Betjeman: Victorian Architects and Architecture

"Steam and gas, and electricity, crime and grime and industry, but out of it all came, thank goodness, Architecture - public buildings, big houses for industrialists and garden suburbs."

In the third of four programmes Sir John Betjeman looks at the work of Alfred Waterhouse and Norman Shaw.

"I find it more interesting to have my eyes opened to the beauties of buildings I normally take for granted, like Scotland Yard and the houses in Bedford Park, than to be told about buildings of traditional architectural beauty like Notre Dame." (Daily Mail)


Presenter: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Margaret McCall

: 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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