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: Play School

Story: "One Man Band" by Jean Watson
Guest storyteller Ray C. Davis


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Don Spencer
Author (One Man Band): Jean Watson
Storyteller: Ray C. Davis

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test: England v West Indies

First day: coverage up to the close of play direct from The Oval.

: Interval

: Open University

: News Summary


: Follow the Rhine: 5: Oberwesel to Utrecht

with Johnny Morris

'Holland has a quality all of its own... The Rhine laps very gently... through the rich low-land silt... so flat and fruitful.'
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Advisers: 2: The Racing Tipster

A documentary series of six stories, in which advisers set out to solve other people's problems.

There were 18 runners in this year's Welsh Grand National. Which of those 18 would win? Punters looked for guidance to the sporting press.
The film concentrates on the advice of one turf correspondent, Doug Jackson - 'Ajax' of the London Evening Standard. After careful consideration, 'Ajax' napped Mocharabuice to win... and many punters took his advice.

On top of her form: page 5


Subject: Doug Jackson
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Writer/Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Gerald Burns

: A Pin to See the Peepshow: Part 1

by F. Tennyson Jesse
Dramatised in four parts by Elaine Morgan

1913: Julia Almond, pretty, lively, intelligent and full of romantic dreams, leaves school - on a ten-year journey to the gallows...

A deadly affair: cover story. pages 6-7.
Hanged for Adultery?: Sat 21 July, R4


Author: F. Tennyson Jesse
Dramatised by: Elaine Morgan
Music arranged and played by: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Rex Tucker
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Julia: Francesca Annis
Leonard Carr (the boy): Keith Steven
Anne Ackroyd: Petronella Barker
Mrs Almond: Mary Chester
Mr Almond: Ron Pember
Alfie Dangerfield: Keith Drinkel
Herbert Starling: Bernard Hepton
George Beale: John Nettleton
Mildred Beale: Maggie Flint
Elsa Beale: Rosemary Blake
Marian Lestrange: Jill Melford
Gipsy Danvers: Charlotte Howard
Ruby Safford: Shirley Stelfox
Policeman: Dominic Allan

: Horizon: The Wizard Who Spat on the Floor

With more than 1,000 patents to his name Thomas Alva Edison was perhaps the most creative inventor in the history of mankind. Yet, as so often happens with 'textbook names' we know very little about him.

Edison was the incarnation of the All-American Dream - the country boy who made good. In 70 years' active working life of often 15-20 hours a day he made invention a commercial proposition, changed the course of science, and made a decisive contribution to how we live today.

"Written and directed with distinction" (The Guardian)


Narrator: Clive Swift
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Robert Vas

: The Girls in Their Summer Dresses

Based on a short story by Irwin Shaw
with Ann Bell as Frances, Anton Rodgers as Michael

A married couple treat themselves to a day out just by themselves. But the occasion is ruined by the husband's roving eye.


Based on a story by: Irwin Shaw
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film Editor: David Martin
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Clive Rees
Frances: Ann Bell
Michael: Anton Rodgers

: William Cowper Lived Here

In the sixth programme of this series about the writer's world, P.J. Kavanagh visits Olney in Buckinghamshire and the house in which Cowper wrote some of the most famous English hymns and the comic poem John Gilpin.


Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Film Cameraman: Tom Ingle
Director: David Beycock

: News Extra

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Closedown

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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.

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