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: Play School

House walls and door
Mend the roof with straw
Today's story: "Granny Cox's Old Clothes" by Jean Watson
Presenters this week Miranda Connell, Rick Jones


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Granny Cox's Old Clothes): Jean Watson

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Children Growing Up: 3: One Step at a Time


Narrator: Hugh David
Director: Francis Fuchs
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

With Richard Whitmore.


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Gunfight in Abilene

A Western, starring Bobby Darin, Emily Banks, Leslie Nielsen.
Cal Wayne returns to his home in Abilene weary of killing and violence after his bitter experiences during the Civil War. But the town is torn between farmers and cattlemen and Cal is asked to take up his old job as sheriff to try to control Grant Evers, the man responsible for wholesale treachery and death. No one in town realises just how terrible the assignment is for Cal...
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer: Howard Christie
Director: William Hale
Cal Wayne: Bobby Darin
Amy Martin: Emily Banks
Grant Evers: Leslie Nielsen
Joe Slade: Donnelly Rhodes
Ward Kent: Don Galloway
Ned Martin: Frank McGrath
Cord Decker: Michael Sarrazin
Leann: Barbara Werle

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits tonight against Joyce Grenfell, Richard Baker, Bernard Levin.
Guest musician Sir Geraint Evans
Chairman Joseph Cooper


Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Richard Baker
Panellist: Bernard Levin
Guest: Sir Geraint Evans
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Horizon: For Love or Money?

Why do we work? Is it because we can'survive without the cash, or is it for the love of the job? Management is slowly beginning to realise that workers need to get more from their jobs than a pay-packet. Last year 3,000 firms went bust, and Britain's record of industrial growth during the past five years has been appalling (less than half that of Germany, and only one-seventh that of Japan). The programme asks whether this is due to a failure by management to provide job interest and job satisfaction.
Certainly industrial relations and strikes are demonstrably worse where jobs are basically boring and unsatisfying - as in the car industry. Yet only 32 firms in the whole of Europe have tried experiments to take job-satisfaction into account. Those who do, realise that they get harder work and more loyalty from fewer people. Since management profits from higher productivity, and the workers from better jobs, what is holding up the change?
(Are you happy in your work?: page 3)


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Michael Andrews

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: 2: John Hopkins: That Quiet Earth

Eight writers in a Birmingham Season.
With Shirley Knight Hopkins.

A young woman with two small children, an executive husband, a comfortable home: you'd think Joyce had everything to live for...

(Another play by John Hopkins, "Walk into the Dark": Tuesday, 9.20 pm. Hollywood refugee: cover story, pages 6-7)


Writer/Director: John Hopkins
Film Cameraman: Michael Williams
Film Editor: Henry Fowler
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: David Rose
The Woman: Shirley Knight Hopkins
Her Husband: David Savile
Her Children: Karen Moggs
Her Children: Glyn Battle
Her Mother: Jill Racy
The Women on the Bus: Joyce Grundy
The Women on the Bus: Betty Mallett
The Evangelist: David Bradley
The Man at the Station: Ewan Hooper
The Woman on the Train: Anne Cunningham
The Couple in the Forest: Celia Gregory
The Couple in the Forest: Anthony May
The Boys in the Park: Trevor Woolley
The Boys in the Park: David Biddle
The Boys in the Park: Stephen Moggs
The Boys in the Park: Angelo Buratti
The Boys in the Park: Nigel Weatherill

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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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