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: Play School

Today's story: "Pick up a Pin" by Ruth Craft


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Pick Up a Pin): Ruth Craft

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Computers in Business: Information - on Top or on Tap?


Scriptwriter: Rex Malik
Director: David Nelson
Producer: Peter Riding

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore
Reporting the world tonight


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: 'Life is Right - the Architect is Wrong'

It wasn't an enraged client who called the architect wrong - it was the architect talking about himself. And what's more it was the most influential architect of the 20th century - Le Corbusier - the subject of last Sunday's Omnibus. Le Corbusier built nothing in Great Britain but he deeply influenced three generations of architects, both in the way they designed and in how they saw their role in society.

In tonight's programme we look at modern architects and architecture and how it began here. In the studio Jim Douglas Henry explores a new approach to the vexing problem of the relationship between the architects and the people who have to live in what they create. As one young architect puts it: 'What our generation of architects wants is to get away from the aesthetic viewpoint, away from the "great" architect, towards a future in which architects help other people to create their environment for themselves.' A full size mock-up of one design showing how architects can help people build for themselves will be demonstrated in the studio and discussed by architects and their clients.


Presenter/Writer: Jim Douglas Henry
Director: Tom Conway
Producer: Ramsay Short

: Vile Bodies

by Evelyn Waugh
Dramatised by John and Michael Ashe

'"Midnight Orgy at Number 10," my dear, isn't that Divine! Now listen "One of the most exciting parties of the little season..."'

"Evelyn Waugh's pungent and witty satire on the 20s adapted magnificently to television." (Daily Express)
"It was a loving version of much delight." (Daily Mail)


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Dramatised by: John Ashe
Dramatised by: Michael Ashe
Costumes: Michael Burdle
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Alan Cooke
Adam Fenwick Symes: Richard O'Callaghan
Lottie Crump: Vivian Pickles
Fr Rothschild: Robert Gillespie
Mrs Ape: Lila Kaye
Fortitude: Patsy Blower
Temperance: Gillian Hayes
Chastity: Shirley Cheriton
Agatha Runcible: Felicity Gibson
Miles Malpractice: Desmond Hoey
Simon Balcairn: Jonathan Cecil
Walter Outrage: Geoffrey Wincott
Customs man: John Barrett
The Major: Terence Bayler
Judge Skimp: James Dyrenforth
Nina Blount: Celia Bannerman
Archie Schwert: Louis Negin
Margot Metroland: Jeanne Moody
Miss Brown: Audrey Murray
Mr Brown: Walter Horsbrugh
Taxi driver: George Innes
Colonel Blount: Tony Steedman
Lord Monomark: David Bauer
Lady Circumference: Damaris Hayman
Ginger Littlejohn: Jeremy Bulloch
Bishop: James Berwick
Mr Isaacs: Barry Fantoni
Effie La Touche: Renata Roman
Sister: Mairhi Russell

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams looks at the news, the views, the sounds of today's music. In the studio Jerry Lee Lewis, Country Joe MacDonald and any guests who may drop in

(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Presenter: Richard Williams
Singer/Pianist: Jerry Lee Lewis
Singer/Guitarist: Country Joe MacDonald
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.

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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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