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: Play School

Have an ugly bug ball
With rags large and small
Today's story: "The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse" by Beatrix Potter

Presenters this week Carol Chell, Brian Cant


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse): Beatrix Potter

: Closedown

: Open University

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Keith Graves
Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Keith Graves

: Duel at Silver Creek

A Western, starring Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally.

Claim jumping and murder are rife in Silver City. Sheriff Lightning Tyrone takes on The Silver Kid as his deputy to the horror of the townspeople who believe he is a killer and responsible for all the trouble. It takes a lot of shooting and riding and fighting for the kid to prove otherwise.


Producer: Leonard Goldstein
Director: Don Siegel
The Silver Kid: Audie Murphy
Opal Lacey: Faith Domergue
Lightning Tyrone: Stephen McNally
Dusty Fargo: Susan Cabot
Rod Lacey: Gerald Mohr
Johnny Sombrero: Eugene Iglesias
Tinhorn Burgess: Lee Marvin

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits tonight against Joyce Grenfell, Robin Ray, Richard Baker.
Chairman Joseph Cooper


Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Robin Ray
Panellist: Richard Baker
Guest musician: Kyung Wha Chung
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Horizon: The Man-made Lakes of Africa

Countries all over Africa have begun to exploit hydro-electric power, damming rivers and creating lakes hundreds of miles long, changing the way of life and environment in vast areas.
The benefits of these lakes are obvious - an unexpected source of fish, flood control, irrigation. But it's becoming ever more obvious that these assets are at least matched by the hazards the lakes create. Operation Noah, the project to save wildlife when Kariba was flooded, is well known; less well known is the fate of 50,000 Tongans made homeless at the same time, the spread of the dread disease Bilharzia into areas previously unaffected, the possibility of lakes changing the climate and even causing earthquakes.
It's easy to forget the pain of our own Industrial Revolution, but the pace of African development has been hastened by western investment. Tonight's Horizon asks if the price these countries are paying is not too great.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: Martin Winterton
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: John M. Mansfield

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: 5: E.A. Whitehead: Under the Age

Eight writers in a Birmingham Season.

A wet night, the pub is empty. Mike and Jack are just a couple of young scouses out for a good time. Susie, the barman, has a few suggestions...


Writer: E.A. Whitehead
Script Editor: Barry Hanson
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: David Rose
Director: Alan Clarke
Susie: Paul Angelis
Mike: Michael Angelis
Jack: Stephen Bent
The Boy: David Lincoln
Alice: Rosalind Elliot
Sandra: Sylvia Brayshay

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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