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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story: "The Moonrocket" by Wilma Horsbrugh
Presenters this week Diane Dorgan, Johnny Ball


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Moonrocket): Wilma Horsbrugh

: Closedown

: Factfinder: Covenant to Repair

Your rights and how to get them.


Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Reporter: Ruth Brandon
Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Director: Brigit Barry

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Alias Smith and Jones: The McCreedy Bust

A Western adventure series with Hannibal Heyes and Jed 'Kid' Curry, two of the roughest, toughest - nicest and kindest - outlaws who ever rode the West
Starring Pete Duel as Smith and Ben Murphy as Jones
with guest stars Burl Ives, Cesar Romero

Rich rancher Pat McCreedy pays Smith and Jones good money to carry out a particularly dangerous assignment and naturally our two young heroes are delighted with their hard-earned wealth. What they don't know is that Mr McCreedy is a great poker player and in a manner of speaking always has a card or two up his sleeve!


Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actor]: Burl Ives
[Actor]: Cesar Romero

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits against Eleanor Bron, Derek Hart, Robin Ray
Guest musician Lorin Maazel
Chairman Joseph Cooper


Panellist: Eleanor Bron
Panellist: Derek Hart
Panellist: Robin Ray
Guest musician: Lorin Maazel
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Horizon: The Secret

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today.

We are all quick to notice how we differ from each other, tall or short, fair or dark. But we seldom realise how much we are all alike. We expect to have five fingers on each hand, two ears and a nose in the middle.

But how does it happen? As we grow from a minute egg, a single cell, chemicals have to be made, cells have to be organised, and tissues laid down in exactly the right place at exactly the right time - and it happens again and again with such accuracy that we take it completely for granted - even with our children.
But obviously something must determine why eyes become eyes and fingers become fingers. It can't be chance.

It also happens in nature - what are the rules which govern the spreading of a chestnut tree? Why do the patterns on the feathers of a duck come back at each generation? The mystery once seemed insoluble, but now, suddenly, a small group of biologists are finding startlingly simple clues to the way living forms develop.

Supposing we can ultimately reveal the secret of growth and form, of normality. What next? We could have the power to tamper with the very nature of ourselves.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Michael Andrews
Producer: Francis Gladstone

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Ben

by Roy Minton
[Starring] John Gregson as Jack and Jeremy Burring as Ben

In the front room a party is in full swing. Jack, a merchant seaman in his late 40s, climbs the stairs, opens the door - and finds himself face to face with Ben, a 10-year-old boy...


Writer: Roy Minton
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Colin Cant
Jack: John Gregson
Ben: Jeremy Burring

: News on 2

and Weather

: Ray Stevens in Concert

sings Ray Stevens
Who is Ray Stevens? That was the question Ray Stevens kept asking during his own show. He's a deceptively talented musician and writer of "Everything is Beautiful", "Ahab the Arab" and "Bridget the Midget".



Singer: Ray Stevens
Musical Director: John Cameron
Backing Singers: The Barbara Moore Singers
Sound: Tony Millier
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: 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

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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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