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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "A New Bell for the Trike" by Graham Beebee.

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author (A New Bell for the Trike)/Scripted by: Graham Beebee
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: A Touch of Churchill, a Touch of Hitler: The Life of Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes, Anglican vicar's son from Bishop's Stortford, went out to South Africa at the age of 17; he had weak lungs and it was thought that the long sea journey would do him good. He died 32 years later, an empire builder and a multi-millionaire with several hundred thousand square miles of the earth's surface in his own name.

Kenneth Griffith, best known as an actor, has a passionate interest in the old British Empire and especially Britain's involvement in Southern Africa. Indeed, his house in Canonbury bulges with a million letters and postcards about the military aspect of the Empire. This film was his conception and in it he narrates dramatically the story of Rhodes's influence in Africa.

It is a story which will shock many people who still regard Cecil Rhodes as a man of great moral fibre who sought, for the highest principles, to spread Britain's 'sphere of influence.'


Narrator: Kenneth Griffith
Director: Antony Thomas
Presented by: Jennifer Jeremy

: Get the Drift

Mild and bitter humour, with sweet and sour songs that will tickle your palate - if you get the drift of: Henry Livings, Alex Glasgow, The Fivepenny Piece and their guest Sylvia Brayshay
(from Manchester)


Performer: Henry Livings
Singer: Alex Glasgow
Musicians: The Fivepenny Piece
Guest: Sylvia Brayshay
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Director: Nick Hunter

: The Spoils of Poynton: Part 3: Trial of Strength

by Henry James
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Denis Constanduros

Mrs Gereth has removed the contents of Poynton to Ricks. Owen has come to Ricks to demand their return and Fleda has undertaken to help him, despite her feelings for him.


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros

: 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

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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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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