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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "Grotty and the Washing" by Catherine Forrest


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rod Willmott
Author (Grotty and the Washing): Catherine Forrest
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Graphics: Graham McCallum
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Writer/Director: Anne Gobey
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Martin Bell reporting the world tonight


Newsreader: Martin Bell

: Europa

As the number of European television channels increases and the grand total of viewers tops more than 400-million, the field and scope of television reports widens. Each week Europa selects some of the films which have interested viewers across a continent
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Review: Tale of Beatrix Potter

Introduced by James Mossman

Last night saw the Royal Premiere of 'The Tales of Beatrix Potter,' an all-ballet adaptation of five of her best-known animal stories choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton and danced by members of the Royal Ballet.

Review looks at the film and traces the story of the elusive woman who created Peter Rabbit and his set (including the Black Berkshire Pig, above) and is still probably read more than any other children's writer
With Margaret Lane, John Lanchbery and Sir Frederick Ashton
(The strange life of Beatrix Potter: page 6)


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Choreographer/Interviewee: Sir Frederick Ashton
Dancers: Members of the Royal Ballet
Interviewee: Margaret Lane
Interviewee: John Lanchbery
Director: Sheldon Larry
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Ooh La La!: Above Reproach

by Georges Feydeau.
Translated and adapted by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin.
Starring Patrick Cargill and Amanda Barrie
Guest stars, Donald Sinden as Gigolet, Barbara Windsor as Giboulette
with John Nettleton as Alfred, Nerys Hughes as Philomele



Author: Georges Feydeau
Translator/Adaptor/Lyricist: Caryl Brahms
Translator/Adaptor/Lyricist: Ned Sherrin
Composer/Conductor: Johnny Dankworth
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Stuart Allen
[Actor]: Patrick Cargill
[Actress]: Amanda Barrie
Gigolet: Donald Sinden
Giboulette: Barbara Windsor
Alfred: John Nettleton
Philomele: Nerys Hughes

: Sunset Song: Part 2: Ploughing

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
Starring Andrew Keir as John Guthrie
with Roddy McMillan as Uncle Tam, James Grant as Ewan Tavendale and Vivien Heilbron as Chris

"You knew you'd never be the same again, but the world went on and you went with it. So you folded up your dreams and laid them away with the dark quiet corpse that was your childhood."
(From Scotland)


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Chris Guthrie: Vivien Heilbron
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
John Guthrie: Andrew Keir
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
Uncle Tam: Roddy McMillan
Aunt Janet: Jean Faulds
Tinker: Bill Henderson
Ewan Tavendale: James Grant
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Mollie Douglas: Mary MacLaren
Gait: Jameson Clark
Alec Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Rev Gibbon: Charles Kearney
Porter: Willy Joss
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve

: 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

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.

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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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