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: Play School

Wouldn't you say,
Everyone laughs a different way.
Today's story: 'Jenny's Smile' by Jean Watson.


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author of Story: Jean Watson

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Handling Materials: So You Think You Need a Warehouse?

A new warehouse at Redditch, under the microscope.


Director: Brian Davies
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

With Richard Whitmore.


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Space Between Words: 4: Politics

Conflict takes over when communications break down in this series of five programmes about situations that depend on good communications - work, family, school, politics, even diplomacy.
President Nixon's cautious words on the explosive subject of school desegregation have pleased no one. Blacks and Liberals think he's against it. Southern Conservatives think he's for it - and they're all angry.
To clear up the confusion, a Senate Committee holds a set of hearings, headed by Kennedy-style Democrat Senator Walter Mondale. Their target is the Justice Department - whose job it is is to enforce the Supreme Court rulings on desegregation. By discovering just how it enforces them, Mondale hopes to expose Nixon's real position.
It's a classic political duel, conducted through all available media, ending with a Perry Mason-style cross-examination of the Attorney General of the United States. Afterwards, the question remains: Would British politicians behave differently?

A BBCtv production in association with KCET tv (Los Angeles)


Film Cameraman: Charles Stewart
Sound Recordist: Eoin McCann
Film Editor: Dai Vaughan
Producer: Roger Graef

: Collector's World

More items of interest, information and investigation for collectors about collecting.

This week's subjects include:
Painting Restoration: Do you own a painting and have you considered having it restored? What will it cost? How long will it take? Is it really worth having done?
These are some of the questions Barrie Penrose asked a London picture restorer.
James Norbury answers questions.
Introduced by Hugh Scully.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Presenter: Barrie Penrose
Expert: James Norbury
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Walk into the Dark

by John Hopkins.
The second of six plays for BBC2 by contemporary authors.
With Ken Haward, Billy Cornelius, Peter Kodak.

(I would live in Cambodia with John: cover story, pp 6-7)


Writer: John Hopkins
Lighting: Bill Millar
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Christopher Morahan
Drake: Jeremy Kemp
Janet: Shirley Knight Hopkins
Jansen: Keith Barron
Diana: Amanda Murray
[Actor]: With Ken Haward
[Actor]: Billy Cornelius
[Actor]: Peter Kodak

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams with the news the views, the sounds of today's music. In the studio Seals and Crofts, The Strawbs and any guests who may drop in.


Presenter: Richard Williams
Musicians: Seals and Crofts
Musicians: The Strawbs
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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