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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author (The Very Hungry Caterpillar): Eric Carle

: Closedown

: Man in Society: 7: Outsiders

An introduction to the social sciences

All societies have rules about the way their members should behave. What happens to those who can't, or won't, conform?
Introduced by Derek Hart
(Linked with Radio 3 Friday 7.0 pm. For publications see page 13)


Presenter: Derek Hart
Director: John Groom
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Sad Song of Yellow Skin

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives

Man Alive tonight hands over to an unusual film made by the National Film Board of Canada: Sad Song of Yellow Skin. The title is from a Vietnamese folk song with a sad and catchy tune.

The film is about a group of young Americans who try to live both as and among the Vietnamese in an attempt to undo some of the harm done by prolonged civil war. They introduce us to South Vietnamese people who come to life as individuals in a way that you rarely see in straight war reporting.

Sad Song of Yellow Skin won the Robert Flaherty Award for the best full-length documentary, 1971.


Director: Michael Rubbo
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions David Taylor v John Pulman
Third time lucky? Taylor and Pulman, each with two defeats, have a chance for a first victory.
Introduced by Alan Weeks

(from Birmingham)


Snooker player: David Taylor
Snooker player: John Pulman
Referee: Sydney Lee
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Out of the Unknown: This Body is Mine

by John Tilly
with Jack Hedley as Jack Gregory, John Carson as Allen Meredith and Alethea Charlton as Ann Meredith

Research physicist Allen Meredith discovers a process by which he is able to transfer his mind into another man's body, but - the process is reciprocal.



Writer: John Tilly
Script Editor: Roger Parkes
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Eric Hills
Jack Gregory: Jack Hedley
Allen Meredith: John Carson
Ann Meredith: Alethea Charlton
Elizabeth Gregory: Sonia Graham
George Simpson: Hector Ross
Tony Randall: Darryl Kavann
Sheila: Norma West
Joan Pinner: Anne Kidd
Harvey: Bruno Barnabe
Rawlinson: John Rolfe

: A Party Political Broadcast: Liberals Talk Sense

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party.

The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, MP
(Also on BBC1)


Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe

: Yesterday's Witness: Yes, We Have No Bananas

Yes, We Have No Bananas ...or much of anything else for that matter.

This was wartime London, a time when the scale of values was turned upside down and the ordinary things of life became suddenly precious. Rationing was the perfect system devised to ensure fair shares for all, but in its wisdom the government forgot to take the one measure necessary to make the whole thing work - to lock everyone up.

Charlie, a Cockney street-trader, and locals in an East End pub describe some of the fiddles that went on and the antics of that extinct, lovable rogue, The Spiv.
Written and narrated by Benny Green
(Scrimpers and Swindlers: pages 52-55)


Writer/Narrator: Benny Green
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Jase Oliver

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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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