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: Play School: Science Day

Today: "Charlie and the Jug" by Jean Watson


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: John Colclough
Author (Charlie and the Jug)/Scriptwriter: Jean Watson
Storyteller: Peter Glaze
Graphics: Mina Martinez
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Director: Anne Gobey
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Which Way?: Bus is Beautiful

New technologies may transform city life. Meanwhile, the bus could reduce congestion and make life more pleasant.


Presenter: Bill Grundy
Producer: David Cordingley

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Europa

Television has become the window on the world for millions. And each national television network sees the world differently from any other. How different these viewpoints are can be examined on Europa, which presents film reports by European TV networks on world events.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Review

introduced by David Jones

What Use Philosophy?
In this, James Mossman's last interview before his death, he questions Stuart Hampshire, Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, on the use and aim of this branch of knowledge.

To Sunset and Beyond
The top prize in the Amateur Movie-Maker Ten Best Competition went this year to an outstanding winner. In this 13-minute film Colin Gregg, a school-teacher from Exeter, has created a haunting tale of a boy lost on Dartmoor. His film also won the award for colour photography.

Greek Folk Music
This year's English Bach Festival will include an ensemble of Greek musicians and dancers performing a programme of authentic Greek music - heroic songs and traditional themes, played on the floghera, santouri, klarino, and Cretan lyra. Tonight they give their first British performance in the Review studio.


Presenter: David Jones
Interviewer (What Use Philosophy?): James Mossman
Interviewee (What Use Philosophy?): Stuart Hampshire
Filmmaker (To Sunset and Beyond): Colin Gregg
Director: Michael MacIntyre
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Sunset Song: 6: The Song

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by Bill Craig
[Starring] James Grant as Ewan Tavendale, Victor Carin as Chae Strachan, Vivien Heilbron as Chris

"Everything I had ever loved and desired went out to the madness beyond the hills on that ill road that flung its evil white ribbon down into the dusk."
(from BBC Scotland)


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Title Music: Thomas Wilson
Incidental Music: Herbert Chappell
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
John Brigson: David Mowat
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Ewan: James Grant
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Gordon of Upperhill: Bill Gavin
Mr Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Rev Colquhoun: Anthony Valentine

: Television Doctor: A Prescription for Mum

Last year doctors in this country responded to their patients' problems and pleas by writing an estimated 35 million prescriptions for sleeping pills, anti-depressant tablets and tranquillisers. Over two-thirds were given to women. Why are so many women on drugs?


Director: Alan Hayling
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Oh In Colour

Written by Spike Milligan, John Antrobus
Highlights from the recent series starring Spike Milligan
and featuring John Bluthal
with Edward Underdown, Fanny Carby, Alan Clare, Charlie Atom
and this week's guests Kenny Lynch, Michael Bates, Graham Mallard, Julia Breck, Janet Rossini, Reuben Martin, Teddy Atom, Norman McGlenn


Writer: Spike Milligan
Writer: John Antrobus
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Edward Underdown
[Actress]: Fanny Carby
[Actor]: Alan Clare
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actor]: Kenny Lynch
[Actor]: Michael Bates
[Actor]: Graham Mallard
[Actress]: Julia Breck
[Actress]: Janet Rossini
[Actor]: Reuben Martin
[Actor]: Teddy Atom
[Actor]: Norman McGlenn

: Late Night Line-Up: Adolf Hitler - A Fateful Friendship

No one alive has greater insight into the personal life of Hitler than his one-time friend, 84-year-old Dr Ernst 'Putzi' Hanfstaengl. From the room in his Munich home which once echoed to the voices of Goebbels, Goering, Himmler and Hitler, Hanfstaengl gives a unique picture of Hitler's early political years.


Interviewee: Dr Ernst Hanfstaengl

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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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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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