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: Play School

Story: One Man Band by JEAN WATSON
Guest storyteller Ray C. Davis Presenters


Unknown: Jean Watson
Unknown: Ray C. Davis
Presenters: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Don Spencer

: 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

with Johnny Morris
5: Oberwesel to Utrecht
' Holland has a quality all of its own ... The Rhine laps very gently ... through the rich low-land silt ... so flat and fruitful.
Producer BRIANPATTEN (from Bristol)


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: The Advisers

A documentary series of six stories, in which advisers set out to solve other people's problems. 2: The Racing Tipster
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.
Film editor PAM BOSWORTH
Written and produced by ROGER MILLS Director GERALD BURNS
On top of her form: page 5


Unknown: Doug Jackson
Produced By: Roger Mills
Director: Gerald Burns

: A Pin to See the Peepshow

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.... Parti
Music arranged and played by DUDLEY SIMPSON
A deadly affair: cover story. pages 6-7. Hanged for Adultery?: Sat 21 July, R4


Unknown: F. Tennyson
Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Julia Almond
Played By: Dudley Simpson
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. Narrator CLIVE SWIFT
Written and directed with distinction


Unknown: Thomas Alva Edison
Editor: Peter Goodchild

: The Girls in Their Summer Dresses

Based on a short story by IRWIN SHAW with A married couple treat themselves to a day out just by themselves. But the occasion is ruined by the husband's roving eye.
Film cameraman BRIAN TUFANO Film editor DAVID MARTIN Producer ANNE HEAD Director CLIVE REES


Story By: Irwin Shaw
Unknown: Brian Tufano
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.
Film cameraman TOM INGLE Director DAVID BEYCOCK


Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: John Gilpin.
Unknown: Tom Ingle
Director: David Beycock

: News Extra

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: 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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