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: Play School

Story: Clouds by PEGGY BLAKELEY illustrated by KAZUO NIIZAKA
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pnU


Unknown: Peggy Blakeley
Illustrated By: Kazuo Niizaka
Presenters: Miranda Connell
Illustrated By: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Open University

: Take Another Look: At Nature's Jekyll and Hydes

To be born once is astonishing, but to be born a second time as a completely different creature is one of the miracles of nature.


Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Interval

: News Summary


: Johnny Onion Man

For nearly 150 years the Breton onion sellers have been coming to Britain from Finistere in north-west France.
EUGÈNE SÉITÉ has been a Johnny for 50 years: this film looks at his life in Britain and in Brittany. Commentary by Johnny Morris
Producer BRIAN PATTEN (from Bristol)


Commentary By: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: Man Alive

This week: Riding for a Fall
When it comes to National Hunt Racing most people are only concerned about which horse is first past the post. Spectators can often be heard urging the leading horse to fall. You need to be tough to be a jockey. It means riding at 30 mph over fences that can send a horse flying - and a jockey to the ground with a broken back. The risks are great; the financial rewards not so great.
In Grand National week Man Alive finds out why jockeys do it; why they risk their necks for E15 a ride when compensation is poor if they're injured - or killed.
Richard Pitman , favourite for this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup, sums it up like this: 'Getting hurt is far less important than the glory, the enjoyment, the thrill. It's eating you. It's part of you. We love it.'
Director jim MURRAY Editor ADAM CLAPHAM


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

: Midweek Cinema: The Best Man

Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Shelley Berman, Lee Tracy and Ann Sothern
William Russell and Senator Joe Cantwell are rival candidates for their party's Presidential nomination. All one of them needs is the endorsement of the dying ex-President to win the party ticket. This brilliantly witty study of the behind-the-scenes struggles in American politics stars Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson as the rivals who each have some surprises up their sleeves.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Franklin Schaffner
William Russell: Henry Fonda
Joe Cantwell: Cliff Robertson
Mabel Cantwell: Edie Adams
Alice Russell: Margaret Leighton
Sheldon Bascomb: Shelley Berman
Art Hockstader: Lee Tracy
Mrs Gamadge: Ann Sothern
Don Cantwell: Gene Raymond
Dick Jensen: Kevin McCarthy
Mahalia Jackson: Herself
Howard K Smith: Himself
T T Claypoole: John Henry Faulk
Oscar Anderson: Richard Arlen
Mrs Claypoole: Penny Singleton

: Edition

Kenneth Allsop looks at the stories, the issues and the people from the world of newspapers, magazines, publishing and advertising... the media and the messages.



Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Breach
Reporter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Will Wyatt
Executive Producer: Mike Fentiman

: News Extra

with David Tindall ; Weather


Unknown: David Tindall

: 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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