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: Play School

Story: "Three Little Fishes" by Saxie Dowell
Illustrated by Lawrence Henry

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (Three Little Fishes): Saxie Dowell
Illustrator (Three Little Fishes): Lawrence Henry
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Closedown

: HM The Queen

visits the BBC and opens an exhibition which celebrates and illustrates its 50 years of broadcasting.
Scene described by TOM FLEMING


Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: David Kenning

: Closedown

: Man at Work

The Pay Battle: part 2
The union want 20; management can'offer more than 7 - both for equally good reasons. Four negotiators show us how a settlement is reached.
Series editor TONY MATTHEWS


Editor: Tony Matthews

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Times Remembered

JOAN BAKEWELL talks with John Buchan 's widow,
Susan, Lady Tweedsmuir
For nearly 20 years John Buchan , author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, wrote a book every year. He was a publisher, an mp and subsequently Governor-General of Canada. What was life like living with such an energetic man?


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: John Buchan
Producer: James Kenelm Clarke

: Music on 2

Liszt and London
Like the violin playing of Paganini, who influenced him profoundly, Franz Liszt stretched the powers of the piano to previously unheard-of limits. Like Paganini he too travelled constantly, applauded as the supreme virtuoso of his instrument.
London saw Liszt as the Infant prodigy, as the glamorous sex-symbol and gifted virtuoso, and as the legendary and much venerated composer of old age.
David Wilde , winner of the International Liszt-Bartok competition in Budapest, tonight plays music from each period and talks about Liszt in London.


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: David Wilde
Producer: Kenneth Corden

: Man Alive: What Is the Sky?

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: What Is the Sky?
A child born into a world he will never see needs special love, and care. The number of children born blind is much smaller than it was; but, nowadays, a high proportion suffer other handicaps as well. Man Alive shows a film portrait of the Sunshine Home in Northwood, Middlesex, where blind children learn to prepare themselves for the outside world. Is enough being done to provide work and facilities for them to lead reasonably independent lives when they leave school?


Director: Henry Herbert
Editor: Adam Clapham

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)

: In Praise of Water

1: An English Pursuit
Basil Taylor describes how the - watercolour artists, having won recognition by the forming of a Royal Institution of their own, became part of a mystique.
Written and narrated by BASIL TAYLOR Producer JOHN READ


Unknown: Basil Taylor
Unknown: Basil Taylor
Producer: John Read

: Windbag the Sailor

The first of three films starring one of Britain's all-time comedy favourites, Will Hay with Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott
Ben Cutlet is tricked into taking command of the Rob Roy , a ship which the owners intend to scuttle. Ben and two stowaways escape to an island - inhabited by cannibals.


Unknown: Graham Moffatt
Unknown: Moore Marriott
Unknown: Ben Cutlet
Unknown: Rob Roy
Director: William Beaudine
Captain Ben Cutlet: Will Hay
Jeremiah Harbottle: Moore Marriott
Albert: Graham Moffatt
Olivia Potter Porter: Norma Varden
Yates: Kenneth Warrington
Maryatt: Dennis Wyndham
Emma Harbottle: Amy Veness

: News on 2


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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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