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: Play School

Today's story: "Bits and Bobs and Scrips and Scraps" by Michael Rosen.


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (Bits and Bobs and Scrips and Scraps): Michael Rosen
Pianist: William Blezard
Designer: Andree Hornby
Scriptwriter: Ruth Craft
Director: Christine Secombe
Producer: Ann Reay
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Crime and the Criminal: The Ages of Crime (i)

Things that can go wrong at birth, in the first five years and during the school years.
Introduced by Michael Molyneux


Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Tony Roberts

: 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

: Money Programme

The people, the stories and the action behind the one commodity no one can do without - money.
The Money Minder, our up-to-the-minute news feature on the Stock Market, explores and explains the world of bulls, bears and boomlets.


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: Paul Griffiths
Producer: John Dekker

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Hodnet Hall, Shropshire
The first of two visits this year to one of Percy Thrower's favourite gardens. This evening, he includes in this weekend's work seasonal care of hardy border plants, shrubs and flowers.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Review

Introduced by Keith Dewhurst
A special programme this week, direct from the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Six Inches from the Wall
'Anything hanging or standing - but no more than six inches from the wall' - that's how the judges of the John Moores Exhibition at Liverpool define entries for this year's contest. Once upon a time they would have simply said 'painting'. So how far has art got now? Who is the £3,000 prize winner? Why art contests?
Some of the questions to be asked at this week's opening of Britain's major two-yearly art competition.

Speak, Memory
The title the Russian-born novelist Vladimir Nabokov gave to the autobiography of his early life. Now living in Switzerland Nabokov recalls the memories of that book in an exclusive television self-portrait.

The Soldier's Tale
This work by Stravinsky was originally staged in 1918. Now it has been brilliantly re-created in its original form by the Theatre de la Tempete, a French group, visiting the Round House tonight and tomorrow - with Jean Babilee, the great ballet dancer, as the Devil and Diego Masson, one of France's leading musical personalities, as conductor.


Presenter: Keith Dewhurst
Director (Six Inches from the Wall)/Producer: Tony Cash
Subject (Speak, Memory): Vladimir Nabokov
Director (Speak, Memory): Kurt Hoffman
Director (Speak, Memory): Jochen Richter
Director (The Soldier's Tale)/Producer: Peter Adam
The Devil (The Soldier's Tale): Jean Babilee
Conductor (The Soldier's Tale): Diego Masson
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Michael MacIntyre
Editor: Colin Nears

: Beyond a Joke

Eleanor Bron, John Bird, Barrie Ingham in a new weekly series


Writer: Michael Frayn
Writer: Eleanor Bron
Additional material: John Bird
Music: Jack Emblow
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producer: Robert Chetwyn
[Actress]: Eleanor Bron
[Actor]: John Bird
[Actor]: Barrie Ingham

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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