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: Play School

Today's story is told from pictures by Helen Bradley.


Illustrator: Helen Bradley
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: Jackanory

with Freddie Jones
A young Prince sets out to rescue a beautiful maiden from a wizard's iron castle.
Today Long, Broad and Quickeye


Narrator: Freddie Jones
Illustrated By: Evaline Ness
Director: Elizabeth Harden
Producer: Daphne Jones
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: Vision On: Light

An unusual view of things by Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including The Prof, Digger, Cuckoo, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne.
(Out and About People: page 4)


Artist/Presenter: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Performer: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Motor Mouse

and It's the Wolf

: Open University

: Closedown

: Newsroom

With Keith Graves


Newsreader: Keith Graves

: Tutankhamun Post-Mortem

This year is the 50th anniversary of one of the most spectacular of all archaeological discoveries, the almost untouched tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. After four years' intensive work, the treasure was removed to the National Museum in Cairo but the mummy of the pharaoh was resealed in its coffin in the tomb. Recently, the coffin was reopened so that a scientific X-ray study of the mummy could be made by a team led by Professor R. G. Harrison, of the Department of Human Anatomy, Liverpool University.


Narrator: Robert Hardy
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Collector's World

A visit to the Lazaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid, home of one of the finest private collections.

Engine No 419: the first day in the new life of an 0-4-4T 'Pug' now superbly restored by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.

Doulton Ware is currently creating a lot of interest. Hugh Scully talks to Richard Dennis about this.

James Norbury answers questions.
(from Bristol)


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

: Horace

By Roy Minton.
The fifth of six plays for BBC2 by contemporary authors.


Writer: Roy Minton
Music by: Almeida
Film Cameraman: John Wyatt
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Alan Clarke
Horace: Barry Jackson
Gordon: Stephen Tantum
Ivy: Christine Hargreaves
Dick: Talfryn Thomas
Mrs Radford: Hazel Coppen
Sidney: James Mellor
Miss Bowler: Patricia Lawrence
Mr Scrimshaw: Robert Hartley
Mr Frankel: Howard Goorney
Whitsun: Ken Parry
Brenda: Caleigh Simmons
Mrs Beal: Daphne Heard
Customer: Eric Francis
Waitress: Pamela Miles
Jeffries: Jeffrey Gardiner

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Anthony Barber, MP, for the Government.


Speaker: Anthony Barber

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams with the news of today's music. In the studio Judee Sill, Audience.


Presenter: Richard Williams
Singer: Judee Sill
Musicians: Audience
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.

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