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: Play School: Pets Day

Story "Small Pig" by Arnold Lobel
With Diane Dorgan, Brian Cant


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Small Pig): Arnold Lobel

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: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Mind of Man

A worldwide investigation into current research on the Brain and human nature
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
Narrated by Marius Goring

The human brain is the most subtle of all the works of nature, an end product of thousands of millions of years of evolution. But can it yet understand itself? Can human mental powers be explained in terms of the machinery inside our heads? In many laboratories an attempt has begun.

In New Delhi a Yogi shows that his mind can control his body. In New York, a healthy volunteer reduces his blood pressure just by wishing to do so. In Moscow, a leading specialist shows the mental effects in patients with damage to specific areas of their brain. From Lyons and Edinburgh the latest opinions on sleeping and dreaming.

In Munich we watch an experiment with a radio controlled monkey and in Santa Barbara, California, we meet "Sara", a seven year old chimpanzee who boasts a vocabulary of 150 word symbols, challenging Man's belief that he alone reasons with words. Also in California we meet a housewife whose brain has been surgically split down the middle. Although she leads a fairly normal life at home, laboratory tests show that she possesses two independent minds under the one skull - evidence that consciousness is tied to the living tissues of the brain.

A BBC co-production with Swedish, Bavarian and American NET networks

"The Mind of Man' has a quality of excellence rare in television" (The Washington Post)
"BBC2's mammoth documentary deserved to be watched from start to finish" (Scottish Daily Express)
(For book see page 12)


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Narrator: Marius Goring
Writer: Nigel Calder
Executive Producer: Philip Daly

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions Jack Rea v Fred Davis
Fred Davis, once the World Professional Champion ten times over, took an uncharacteristic tumble in his first-round game. This is his chance to remedy matters against, Rea, the Irish Champion for two decades
Introduced by Alan Weeks



Snooker player: Jack Rea
Snooker player: Fred Davis
Referee: Sydney Lee
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

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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.

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