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: Play School: Science Day

Story: "The Happiest Elephant in the World" by Minami Nishuichi
Illustrated by Seiichi Horiuchi

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Author (The Happiest Elephant in the World): Minami Nishuichi
Illustrator (The Happiest Elephant in the World): Seiichi Horiuchi
Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scriptwriter/Director: Ann Reay
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: George Bernard Shaw

starring Max Adrian
Part 2 : The Arrival- 1899
Associate producer BILL HITCHCOCK Executive producer DAVID FROST Director BOB KELLETT
(Part 3: tomorrow, 7.45 pm)


Unknown: Max Adrian
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Producer: Bill Hitchcock
Producer: David Frost
Director: Bob Kellett

: The Music and Dance of Burma

On their first visit to Western Europe earlier this year
The Burmese National Dancers and Musicians introduced London audiences to the exotic and mysterious rhythms of the traditional dancing of the Far East. Introduced by MYA MYA WIN
An outside broadcast from Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Presented for television by JOHN VERNON


Introduced By: Mya Mya
Television By: John Vernon

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Grayswood Hill , Surrey Grayswood Hill is famous for trees and shrubs which bring colour to the gardens as summer fades into autumn.


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Unknown: Grayswood Hill

: Arthur Penn: Themes and Variants

The second showing of an award-winning profile of a brilliant film-maker with Warren Beatty, Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, William and Margaret Gibson, Arlo Guthrie, Paul Newman and members of the Penn family
Excerpts from Arthur Penn's major films, including Micky One, Bonnie and Clyde The Miracle Worker Alice's Restaurant and his recent, Little Big Man
Written and produced by Robert Hughes


Subject: Arthur Penn
Interviewee: Warren Beatty
Interviewee: Anne Bancroft
Interviewee: Dustin Hoffman
Interviewee: William Gibson
Interviewee: Margaret Gibson
Interviewee: Arlo Guthrie
Interviewee: Paul Newman
Writer/Producer: Robert Hughes

: Montreux 71: The Magic Box

From Sweden, one of this year's outstanding comedy programmes. Supposing television had been invented in the Stone Age...

Starring Ardy Struwer, Lasse Aberg, Monica Zetterlund, Sylvia Viethammar, Hans Caldaras, Frances Cowan


Painter: Ardy Struwer
[Actor]: Lasse Aberg
[Actress]: Monica Zetterlund
Singer: Sylvia Viethammar
Singer: Hans Caldaras
[Actor]: Frances Cowan
Producer: Harald Westman
Producer: Gunilla Marcus

: News on 2

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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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