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: Play School

Today's story: "Noah's Ark" by Joanne Cole.


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Noah's Ark): Joanne Cole

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Man in his Place: City of Cycles and Slums

The Coventry engineers moved from watches to bicycles to motor cars. Their skills brought them a prosperity that was unique.


Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore.



Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Times Remembered: Fred Streeter

Jeremy James talks to Fred Streeter.
He is first, last and foremost a gardener, a man who, quite literally, talks to flowers. He has spent a long, long life building, loving and caring for beautiful gardens.


Interviewer: Jeremy James
Interviewee: Fred Streeter
Director: Richard Thomas
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Man Alive: The New Divorcees

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox and Harold Williamson

This week: The New Divorcees
Divorce was, in the past, a matter of social stigma as well as legal judgment. The action of ending a marriage, as often as not, involved damage to reputations, the open washing of dirty linen and - sometimes - children caught in the middle of a recriminatory tug of war. Twelve months ago the Divorce Reform Act was brought in to change all that. Designed to remove hypocrisy, inequity and publicity from divorce it still had a stormy passage through Parliament. For those who hailed it as a long overdue reform there were as many who condemned it as a 'Casanova's charter.'
Since then the number of divorces has soared. Is the new Act a complete answer? Who are the men and women who have sought freedom in the last 12 months? How fair has it been for them? - And what do their experiences indicate about the future for divorce - and marriage?


Director: Shirley Fisher
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Look, Stranger: The Investigator

Mary Davies operates single-handed from the Lake District to the Scottish Border, seeking and sifting evidence and compiling detailed dossiers. The outcome of her investigations is the arrest of alteration and destruction: she is an Investigator of Historic Buildings.


Subject: Mary Davies
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter

: Vintage Hollywood: The Gang's All Here

Starring Alice Faye (above, right) Carmen Miranda, James Ellison
with Eugene Pallette, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton and Benny Goodman and his Orchestra.

A romance between a show girl and a soldier provides the basis of a plot for one of the great Twentieth Century-Fox musicals of the 40s - typifying the escapist spirit of the extravagant and spectacular productions of the war years.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Busby Berkeley
Eadie Allen: Alice Faye
Dorita: Carmen Miranda
Sgt Andrew Mason Jr: James Ellison
Andrew Mason Sr: Ugene Pallette
Mrs Peyton Potter: Charlotte Greenwood
Peyton Potter: Edward Everett Horton
Vivian Potter: Sheila Ryan
Sgt Pat Casey: Dave Willock
Phil Baker: Himself
Tony de Marco: Himself
Benny Goodman: Himself

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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