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: Play School

Today's story, "The Party Dress" by Ruth Craft


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Party Dress): Ruth Craft

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Working with Youth: Why Activities?

In-Service Education Project for Teachers and Youth Workers

: 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

: Europa

The world through the camera lenses of Europe's top television reporters, who this week travel far and wide to see how aid is given to the needy, both on a large and on a personal scale.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison
Programme Editor: Ronnie Noble

: W. Somerset Maugham: The Alien Corn

Dramatised by Julian Mitchell
[Starring] Max Adrian as Ferdy Rabenstein, Patience Collier as Hannah, Lady Bland, Faith Brook as Muriel Bland, Sydney Tafler as Sir Adolphus Bland
with Gwen Watford as Lea Makart

When an invitation arrives for George Bland from Ferdy Rabenstein, his parents, Sir Adolphus and Lady Muriel, are far from pleased. Ferdy reveals some facts about George's background which are to have far-reaching results.
(Colour) [Repeat]


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Julian Mitchell
Pianist: Kathleen Jones
Pianist: Tom McCall
Music composed by: Wilfred Josephs
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: William Slater
Ferdy Rabenstein: Max Adrian
Hannah, Lady Bland: Patience Collier
Muriel Bland: Faith Brook
Sir Adolphus Bland: Sydney Tafler
Lea Makart: Gwen Watford
George: Stephen Sheppard
Harry: Terry Raven
A Rabbi: Gerald Martin
Jackson: Graham Tunbridge

: Show of the Week: Harry Secombe Show

with special guest stars Dickie Henderson, Kenneth McKellar, Kiri Te Kanawa, Vicky Leandros
and featuring Julian Orchard

(First shown on BBC1)
(Kiri Te Kanawa appears by the permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Entertainer: Dickie Henderson
Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa
Singer: Vicky Leandros
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
Programme associate: Jimmy Grafton
Orchestra Director: Peter Knight
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Terry Hughes

: World Cinema: Nine Bachelors

(Ils etaient neuf celibataires)
The second of two films by Sacha Guitry, who was one of the major figures in French theatre and cinema for more than 40 years.
Starring Sacha Guitry, Elvire Popesco, Max Dearly, Saturnin Fabre

Sacha Guitry plays the storyteller in this sparkling comedy about a petty criminal who becomes a marriage-broker to prove that honesty is not just a negative quality.
'Vintage Guitry' was how James Agate described Nine Bachelors, and certainly it fulfils the master's formula for success - never to bore anyone.


Writer/Producer/Director: Sacha Guitry
Jean: Sacha Guitry
Stacia: Elvire Popesco
Athanase: Max Dearly
Adhemar: Saturnin Fabre
Antonin: Gaston Dubosc
Alexandre: Victor Boucher
Adolphe: Andre Lefaur
Amedee: Sinoel
Agenor: Aimos
Anatole: Gildes
Aristide: Morton
Mme Picaillon: Marguerite Deval
Margaret: Betty Stockfield
Consuelo: Marguerite Moreno
Joan: Genevieve Guitry
Manageress: Marguerite Pierry
Mi-Ha-Ou: Princesse Chyio

: Closedown

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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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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