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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

Today's story is "A Surprise for the King" by Ann Reay and Michael Rosen


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author (A Surprise for the King): Ann Reay
Author (A Surprise for the King): Michael Rosen

: Closedown

: Medicine Today: Autoimmunity and Common Diseases

A series for doctors


Director: Mary Hoskins
Series Editor: James McCloy

: Closedown

: Square Two: 14: Equation of Change

Presented by Bill Coleman


Presenter: Bill Coleman
Devised by: Albert Lawrance
Director: Michael Lumley
Producer: David Roseveare

: Interval

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: International Golf: United States v The World: Gene Littler v Gary Player

Gene Littler (US) v Gary Player (South Africa) at Sunningdale.

A meeting of two of the outstanding players of recent years: Ryder Cup player Littler, one of the few to have won the US Amateur and Open titles, against Player, one of only four men to have won the world's four major championships and whose two successive tournament victories in recent weeks bring his total winnings in America to £320,000. Two very different characters: Player emotional, fanatical in perfection of technique; Littler quiet, relaxed, so undemonstrative that he is known as 'Gene the Machine'.
Prize-money: $4,000 to the winner $2,000 to the loser


Golfer: Gene Littler
Golfer: Gary Player
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Associate Producer: Bob Abrahams
Producer: Phil Pilley

: Wheelbase

Wheelbase covers the world of motoring

Will a Channel tunnel benefit Britain's 13 million motorists? Will car fares on the tunnel trains cost more than going by sea? Michael Frostick reports from France and Italy on Continental car-trains through the Alps and what experience they offer to the designers of the Channel Tunnel. From Silverstone, an all-action report on a Vintage Sports Car Club race meeting, with over 160 entries, including Austin Sevens and Alfa Romeos, Bentleys and Bugattis, three Lago-Talbots and a 1925 Sunbeam powered by a 24,000 cc Napier aero engine.


Reporter: Michael Frostick
Director: Tony Salmon
Director: Chris Berry
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Hollywood Star Parade: The Last Time I Saw Paris

Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed.

At a VE Day party in Paris, Charles Wills, correspondent for an American army paper, meets and falls in love with Helen Ellswirth. Soon they are married and have decided to settle in Paris. But this romantic drama takes a tragic turn.

(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Richard Brooks
Helen Ellswirth: Elizabeth Taylor
Charles Wills: Van Johnson
James Ellswirth: Walter Pidgeon
Marion Ellswirth: Donna Reed
Lorraine Quarl: Eva Gabor
Maurice: Kurt Kasznar
Claude Matine: George Dolenz
Paul: Roger Moore
Vicki: Sandy Descher
Mama: Celia Lovsky
Singer: Odette

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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