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: Play School

Story: Sam's Woolly Hat by DOROTHY EDWARDS Presenters


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Peter Ustinov

on The Art of Communication
A lecture to the Institute of Directors at the Royal Festival Hall in July 1971.


Producer: Tony Matthews

: In Praise of Watercolour

6: Art and Imagination
In this final programme in the series Basil Taylor brings together some of the finest achievements of the watercolour medium - pictures which are among the most telling images in English art.
Producer JOHN READ


Unknown: Basil Taylor

: Man Alive

This week: Last Trip to Paradise? When Captain Cook landed in Hawaii the natives clubbed him to death, but the blood spilt on that beach didn'deter other white men. Every year millions go to the Pacific islands, to Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji in search of the sun, surf, grass skirts and free love: the world the ad-men tell us is paradise on earth.
But it is a changing world. Land developers and international hotel chains fight to keep pace with the tourist boom. Military bases and warships mean a juke-box in every port. Atomic testing, islanders claim, is a health hazard.
JIM douglas HENRY and a Man Alive film team joined the rush to the South Pacific in the hope that theirs was not the last trip to paradise.


Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Jeanne La Chard
Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: David Filkin
Editor: Adam Clapham

: News Summary


: Looking In

A second showing of a personal view by a documentary film maker at 30 years' BBCtv output.
In the archives, among 270,000 cans of film and 24,000 boxes of video-tape, makers of TV history sit side by side, from Richard Dimbleby to 'Muffin the Mule,' from the News in Ulster to the Eurovision Song Contest. What is its impact on our lives? What does it give and what does it take?


Film Editor: John Needham
Film Editor: Julian Stenhouse
Executive Producer: Norman Swallow
Devised and produced by: Robert Vas

: Man of Straw

Part 1
The most adventurous classic serial for a long time. SUNDAY TIMES Will grab its audience by the throat. THE GUARDIAN Tonight BBC2 presents a complete showing of this highly successful serial in one episode.
HEINRICH MANN 'S prophetic novel, dramatised by ROBERT MULLER , and starring Derek Jacobi.
The scene: Germany at the end of the 19th century ...


Unknown: Heinrich Mann
Dramatised By: Robert Muller
Unknown: Derek Jacobi.
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Diederich Hessling: Derek Jacobi
Rosa: Valerie Holliman
Herr Göppel: Derek Francis
Agnes Göppel: Juliet Aykroyd
Mahlmann: John White
Hornung: Brian Stirner
Delitzsch: Christopher Biggins
Wiebel: Sean Roantree
Fox-Major: Stuart McGugan
Virsing: Mike Fields
Frau Hessling: Sheila Brennan
Herr Hessling: Graham Leaman
Magda Hessling: Karin MacCarthy
Emmi Hessling: Elizabeth Bell
Dr Heuteufel: John Phillips
Medical Officer: Jerold Wells
Army Sergeant: John Hart Dyke
Wolfgang Buck: Ian Ogilvy
Guste Daimchen: Judy Cornwell
Sötbier: Denis Carey
Napoleon Fischer: David Hill
Karl: Michael Wardle
Annie: Audrey Murray
Herr Buck: Kevin Stoney
Burgermeister: David King
Dr Jadassohn: Sam Dastor
Hedwig: Maggie Wells
Herr Lauer: Cyril Shaps
Katchen Zillich: Judy Loe
Pastor Zillich: Manning Wilson
Von Wulckow: John Savident
Frau Daimchen: Gabrielle Daye
Kienast: Geoffrey Whitehead
Herr Cohn': Stanley Lebor
Judge Sanding: Harry Hutchinson
Lt Karnauke: Esmond Knight
Judith Lauer: Eve Pearce

: News on 2


: Man of Straw

Part 2

: Closedown

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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