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: Play School

Dressing-Up Day
Story 'Tinker, Tailor....' by PETER CHARLTON
Guest storyteller COLIN JEAVONS Presenters


Unknown: Peter Charlton
Unknown: Carole Ward

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Summer Season presents Has the Past Got a Future?

Reflections on the British Museum and Library
This documentary is a personal and controversial record of a love-hate relationship. Its author, NICHOLAS GARNHAM , says: 'I've been going to the British Museum off and on all by life. I find many of the so-called cultural treasures it contains both beautiful and interesting. But what it and other museums represent disturbs me. I often feel that we are slowly suffocating beneath a growing pile of cultural junk.'
Written and directed by NICHOLAS GARNHAM
(History's treasure-trove: pages 48-51)


Unknown: Nicholas Garnham
Directed By: Nicholas Garnham

: Collector's World

Items of interest, information and investigation for collectors. This week's subjects include:
' The Mad Fisherman of the Dry Lagoon the story of the Bolca Fossils from northern Italy: followed by a discussion on the controversial auctioning and selling of fossils which is becoming increasingly popular in Britain.
Venetian Glass: a close look at some of the Victoria and Albert Museum 's fine collection of 15thand 16th-century Italian glass.
JAMES NORBURY answers questions Introduced by HUGH SCULLY
Directors ROBIN DRAKE and PAUL smith Producer JOHN KING (from Bristol)


Unknown: Albert Museum
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Introduced By: Robin Drake
Unknown: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: The Oscars James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandv

A season of films featuring the Oscar-winning performances of some of Hollywood's greatest stars
Also starring
Walter Huston , Joan. Leslie
The musical biography of the famous American entertainer, George M. Cohan.
James Cagney , who had begun his career in vaudeville temporarily forsook the gangster roles which had brought him Hollywood fame, to play a song-and-dance man. And his portrayal of George M. Cohan won for Cagney the 1942 Award for Best Performance by an Actor.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Walter Huston
Unknown: George M. Cohan.
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: George M. Cohan
Unknown: Jack L. Warner
Unknown: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Michael Curtiz
George M Cohan: James Cagney
Jerry Cohan: Walter Huston
Mary: Joan Leslie
Sam Harrie: Richard Whorf
Fay Tempi eton: Irene Manning
DietZ: George Tobias
Nellie Cohan: Rosemary Decamp
Josie Oohan: Jeanne Cagney
Singer: Frances Langford
Erlanger: George Barbier
Schwab: S Z Sakall
Theatre manager: Walter Catlett
George M Cohan (aged 13): Douglas Croft
Eddie Foy: Eddie Foy Jr
Albee: Minor Watson
Goff: Chester Clute
Madame Barthold: Lodette Myrtil
Josie Cohan (aged 12): Patsy Lee Parsons
The President: Capt Jack Young

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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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