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: Play School

Today's story is 'The King's New Crown' by Sheila Archer
Guest storyteller Colin Jeavons
Presenters this week Carol Chell, Johnny Silvo


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Author (The King's New Crown): Sheila Archer
Storyteller: Colin Jeavons

: Closedown

: Open University

: Children Growing Up - 5 Plus: 4: Here Comes the Judge

The programme traces the stages through which children develop an understanding of what adult society considers right or wrong.
With Dorothy Heathcote
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Interviewee: Dorothy Heathcote
Narrator: Fergus O'Kelly
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Stallion

by David Rook and John King
with Peter Arne
A black arab stallion escapes on Dartmoor and 'runs wild.' It steals mares from a pony trader who lives there. The story tells, without words, of the man's efforts to capture it.
from Bristol
Radio Times People: p4


Writer: David Rook
Writer: John King
Film Editor: Charles Aldridge
Film Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Film Cameraman: Bernard Hedges
Director: John King
The man: Peter Arne
Roundup rider: Paul Douglas
The stallion: Morfax

: A Hardy Summer

Thomas Hardy's words, and summer in unspoiled Wessex.


Director: Ian McMillan
Producer: Derrick Knight

: Horizon: The Wizard Who Spat on the Floor

With more than 1,000 patents to his name Thomas Alva Edison was perhaps the most creative inventor in the history of mankind. Yet, as so often happens with 'textbook names' we know very little about him.
Edison was the incarnation of the All-American Dream, of the country boy who made good, who chewed tobacco, talked dirty, ridiculed scientific theory and in his time committed some truly remarkable blunders. In 70 years' active working life of often 15-20 hours a day he made invention a commercial proposition, changed the course of science, and made a decisive contribution to how we all live today.
Horizon presents a study of this often outrageous genius whose story is a complex mixture of myth and reality.


Narrator: Clive Swift
Film Cameraman: Ernest Vincze
Film Editor: Jack Dennis
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Robert Vas

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits tonight against Joyce Grenfell, Robin Ray, Derek Hart
Chairman Joseph Cooper


Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Robin Ray
Panellist: Derek Hart
Guest musician: Isobel Baillie
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Railwayman's New Clothes

by Willis Hall
with Peter Sallis as Lumley, Barbara Mitchell as Edith Henshaw, Jack Smethurst as Charles Henshaw, David Gwillim as Hartigan

Mr Lumley's dazzling sales-talk sometimes gets out of control...



Writer: Willis Hall
Script Editor: Tim Aspinall
Designer: Richard Morris
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Lumley: Peter Sallis
Edith Henshaw: Barbara Mitchell
Charles Henshaw: Jack Smethurst
Hartigan: David Gwillim

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.

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