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: Play School

Story: "Frog and Toad are Friends" by Arnold Lobel


Author (Frog and Toad are Friends): Arnold Lobel

: Closedown

: Open University

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The New Masters: Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Star

The imaginary circus of the great French painter Georges Rouault is beautiful and sinister, a symbol of the best and worst in society. Rouault died in 1958; a recluse, poet, devout Roman Catholic, he painted the victims of society, the tragic performers in a universal circus. And yet he reconciled this world of the shadows with his serene religious images. In this film Rouault's circus is brought to life.
Rouault's words read by Alan Dobie
other readings by Martin Jarvis
with artists and acts from Cottle and Austen's Circus



Reader (Rouault's words): Alan Dobie
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Film Cameraman: John Hooper
Film Editor: Paul Humfress
Director: Leslie Megahey

: Collector's World

Buying Antiques: Where does a comparative newcomer to the antiques trade find new stock? Barrie Penrose accompanies a dealer on a buying trip.

Locks and Keys: lock collector Peter Phillips returns with a collection of keys plus some unusual examples of the locksmith's craft.

Arthur Negus answers questions

Introduced by Hugh Scully

(from Bristol)


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King
Reporter (Buying Antiques): Barrie Penrose
Expert (Locks and Keys): Peter Phillips
Expert: Arthur Negus

: Out of the Unknown: The Last Witness

by Martin Worth
with Anthony Bate as Harris

A man is washed up on an island. Although he is a stranger to the people there, he discovers that he knows things about them and what will happen to them.


Writer: Martin Worth
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Michael Ferguson
Harris: Anthony Bate
Mrs Kemble: Sheila Brennan
Dr Benson: James Kerry
Sgt Walker: Lawrence James
David: Michael McStay
Ann: Denise Buckley
Business man: Brian Sullivan
Mrs Fane: Joyce Carey
Barbara: Joanna Ross
Bus driver: Milton Brehaut

: A Matter of Discipline: The Community Home: Better than the average parent

The third of four films that show what happens when human beings are brought face to face with a code to which they must conform.
A 16-year-old boy is committed to the care of his local authority. He arrives at a Community Home (formerly called an Approved School), and joins a group of other boys similarly placed.
The film concentrates on what happens in the next eight weeks - as the boy is faced with the problems of adjusting (or not) to his new companions and to the disciplines of his new home.


Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Director: Alan Bell

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up Interview

Robert Maxwell the millionaire-publisher and former Labour MP who rose from obscure East European origins to become one of the most controversial English figures of the 1960s. He talks to Sheridan Morley


Interviewee: Robert Maxwell
Interviewer: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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.

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