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: Play School

Today's story: "The Duck Pond" (trad)
Retold by Malcolm Carrick


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Adapted by (The Duck Pond)/Scriptwriter: Malcolm Carrick
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Producer: Ann Reay
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Crime and the Criminal: 4: The Ages of Crime (ii)

Today's programme examines things that can go wrong in young adulthood, in the prime of life, in middle age and in old age.
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
Hodnet Hall is best known for its man-made lakes and water gardens created by Brigadier Heber Percy, father of the present owner. This evening, therefore, Percy Thrower concentrates on aquatic and marginal plants and deep-water oxygenating plants. He also deals with the seasonal care of chrysanthemums and dahlias.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Review

Topical arts magazine
Introduced by Keith Dewhurst

Short Story
A journey to the seaside, a cab, a train, a small hotel, a film crew on location and the search for someone once imagined ... This is a film about the celebrated short-story writer William Trevor, who has a new book published this week - and it's more like one of his own stories than a portrait of a writer. It tells of his thoughts and the events on his way to try to find "the general", a character he created now given life once more by an actor, Alastair Sim, in a forthcoming BBC television play - "The General's Day".

Seven Years to Learn to Paint an Egg
Believe it or not, that's how long it takes! Egg-painting is just one of the extraordinary crafts in this rare film of present-day Chinese at work in Peking, still making the intricate ivory and jade objects for which the Chinese are traditionally famous.
Presented by Joan Griffiths

Annette Peacock
A unique opportunity to see and hear a new singing star from the States.

(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Presenter: Keith Dewhurst
Subject (Short Story): William Trevor
Director (Short Story): Alan Yentob
Director (Short Story): Nigel Williams
Presenter (Seven Years to Learn to Paint an Egg): Joan Griffiths
Singer: Annette Peacock
Director/Producer: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Michael MacIntyre
Editor: Colin Nears

: Beyond a Joke

Written by Michael Frayn and Eleanor Bron
with John Bird
[Starring] Eleanor Bron, John Bird, Barrie Ingham in a new weekly series


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

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

with Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Ray Taylor
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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