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: Play School

Mending the Fence by TED MOULT Presenters


Unknown: Miranda Connell.
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Man at Work

You're Fired!
What can you do if you feel you've been unfairly dismissed?
Series editor TONY MATTHEWS


Editor: Tony Matthews

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Times Remembered

JOAN BAKEWELL talks with Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, aged 83, who describes her marriage to the founder of the Boy Scout movement as ' made in Heaven.' They met on board the Arcadian in 1911. He was 55 and she was 23. ' At once we clicked.'


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Producer: James Kenelm Clarke

: Music on 2

The Trout
A documentary film about how and why five of the world's most gifted soloists decided for the fun of it to give a public concert together in London. It includes the complete performance of Schubert's Trout Quintet filmed in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. with Daniel Barenboim (piano) Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Pinchas Zukerman (viola) Jacqueline du Pre (cello)
Zubin Mehta (double-bass)
(An Allegro film. First shown on BBC1)


Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Viola: Pinchas Zukerman
Viola: Jacqueline du Pre
Double-Bass: Zubin Mehta
Director: Christopher Nupen

: In Praise of Watercolour

2: Ways and Means
' The materials and methods of watercolour painting haven'altered much over 200 years. They are essentially too simple to be radically altered or extended.' David Gentleman , the artist and designer, shows how the medium may be used in ways similar to those of the traditional artists of this school.
Written and narrated by BASIL TAYLOR
Producer JOHN READ


Unknown: David Gentleman
Unknown: Basil Taylor
Producer: John Read

: Man Alive

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives. Reporters
What Shall We Do With Granny?
Part 1
When grandparents get too old to look after themselves, the family must decide what to do. An old person, who may also be sick, needs much care and nursing: may become the cause of over-tiredness and bad tempers within the family.
Yet the alternative, to send a much loved grandparent to an old people's home, may seem callous and cruel.
For old people too, it can be a difficult time. On the one hand they don'want to be a burden on the family: on the other hand they are frightened of being ' put away ' and forgotten.
Do we care for our parents as well in old age as they did for us as children?
In the first programme of this two-part enquiry, JOHN PITMAN and a Man Alive team look at the problem and, next week, examine some of the answers.
Director jim MURRAY Editor ADAM CLAPHAM


Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Jeanne La Chard
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: John Pitman
Director: Jim Murray
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Ask a Policeman

The second of three films starring one of Britain's all-time comedy favourites Will Hay with Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott
In the sleepy little village of Turnbotham Round there hasn'been a crime committed for over ten years. On hearing of this, the Chief Constable threatens Sergeant Dudfoot and his two assistants Albert and Harbottle with the sack if they don'make an arrest soon. Their efforts to create an artificial crime wave have surprising and chaotic results.
Screenplay by MARRIOT EDGAR and vai. GUEST from a story by SIDNEY GILLIAT Producer and director MARCEL VARNEL (This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Graham Moffatt
Unknown: Moore Marriott
Play By: Marriot Edgar
Story By: Sidney Gilliat
Director: Marcel Varnel
Sgt Dudfoot: Will Hay
Albert: Graham Moffatt
Harbottle: Moore Marriott
Emily: Glennis Lorimer
Chief Con: Peter Gawthorne
The Squire: Charles Oliver
Coastguard: Herbert Lomas

: News on 2


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.

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