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: Play School

"Jumping as high,
As a bird in the sky"
Today's story "James goes Jumping"
Illustrated by 'Kathryn'.


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Illustrator: 'Kathryn'

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Handling Materials: It's All Part of the System

Machinery to improve steel casting; part loads in containers; a more efficient Covent Garden Market. Three projects in total handling.


Director: Brian Davies
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

With Richard Whitmore
Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad.


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Fight for Peace

Don't we all want peace - an end to war and bloodshed and, above all, to the ever present threat of nuclear destruction? But how many of us are doing anything to achieve peace? Is there any useful action that the individual can take or are governments simply too remote and human beings just naturally aggressive? The fact is that 'peace' remains among the least researched of all human ideas.
Throughout the world a small but rapidly growing band of 'Peace Groups' is emerging. Originally scientists and academics, they have now added housewives, teachers and many other professions to their number. They choose to study peace as coolly and expertly as defence experts study war.
Tonight's film examines their beliefs and studies their work - both in Europe and America - and asks how practical their ideas really are.
Introduced by John Pett

A Counterpoint Production for the BBC, CBC and Bavarian Television


Presenter: John Pett
Writer: Leslie Mallory
Writer: Jack Gray
Executive Producer: Stuart Hood
Director: Douglas Hurn

: Collector's World

Including: a look at a magnificent collection of period costumes.
Where is the Mona Lisa? Collector's World interviews a man who is certain that it is not only in London but in his possession.
James Norbury answers questions. Introduced by Hugh Scully.
(From Bristol)


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

: Poet Game

by Anthony Terpiloff
The fourth of six plays for BBC2 by contemporary authors

Starring Anthony Hopkins as Hugh Saunders, Billie Whitelaw as Jeanne Saunders
Also starring Susan Clark as Diana Howard, Cyril Cusack as Dr Saunders, Al Mancini as Elliot Martin and Barry Morse as Paul Cantrell.
A co-production with KCET Los Angeles
(How Anthony Hopkins thinned down: page 8)


Writer: Anthony Terpiloff
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer for KCET: Lewis Freedman
Producer: Mark Shivas
Production Assistant: Stacey Gregg
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Hugh Saunders: Anthony Hopkins
Jeanne Saunders: Billie Whitelaw
Diana Howard: Susan Clark
Dr Saunders: Cyril Cusack
Elliot Martin: Al Mancini
Paul Cantrell: Barry Morse
Chris Saunders: Paul Hennen

: News on 2

and Weather

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams with the news of today's music. In the studio Al Stewart, Paul Brett.


Presenter: Richard Williams
Singer/Guitarist: Al Stewart
Guitarist: Paul Brett
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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