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: Play School

Story: "Herbert Humpletoff's Party" by Cherry Pearce


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Jon Glover
Author (Herbert Humpletoff's Party): Cherry Pearce

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test: England v West Indies

Final day: coverage up to the close of play direct from The Oval
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton

: Closedown

: Open University

: News Summary


: Collector's World

More items of interest, information and investigation for collectors about collecting.

Littlecote: Arthur Negus visits a stately home in Wiltshire where most of the pieces on display are actually for sale.

The Snuff Bottle: expert Hugh Moss talks to Hugh Scully about the history of the Chinese snuff bottle, and looks at a variety of different types.

Arthur Negus answers viewers' questions. Hugh Scully introduces the programme.

(From Bristol)


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Expert/Reporter (Littlecote): Arthur Negus
Expert (The Snuff Bottle): Hugh Moss
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: The Philpott File: The Mighty Mississippi: 2: The Workhorse and the Queen

A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott on The Mighty Mississippi

The story of two boats which earn their keep on the brown waters of the Mississippi. One, the Delta Queen, is the last of the overnight steamboats, inheritor, of all the glamour and the legends, gelling a few days' adventure and romance to the lucky few who can afford to pay the price. The other is the America, biggest of all the towboats, with the power to push 40,000 tons of cargo against the current. It is manned by its own peculiar breed of men, tough and independent; men who are isolated for 30 days at a time on a moving island of steel.


Reporter/Producer: Trevor Philpott
Film Cameraman: John Hooper

: The Sextet: Blur and Blank via Cleckheaton

by David Halliwell
Another chance to see six of the plays from this award-winning series
[Starring] Michele Dotrice, Ruth Dunning, Denholm Elliott, Richard Vernon, Dennis Waterman, Billie Whitelaw

Peter has quite a story to tell. After all, he heard part of it from Claire who herself got part of it from her father and the rest from Grannie. So it must be true.

"David Halliwell's bursting at the seams black comedy was a brantub of fizzing ideas" (Daily Mirror)


Writer: David Halliwell
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Peter: Dennis Waterman
Francis Ramsdale: Denholm Elliott
Lorry driver's mate: Barry Noble
Policeman: Fred Feast
Policeman: Arthur Lambert
Stella Ramsdale: Billie Whitelaw
Maid: Denise Mockler
Butler: Reg Stanisford
Stranger: Michael Landy
Maud Ramsdale: Ruth Dunning
Doctor: Geoff Tomlinson
Jack: Peter King
Claire Ramsdale: Michele Dotrice
Jenkinson: Peter Stephens
Claire as a child: Lysandre de la Hay
Mrs Morris: Freda Bamford
Thomas Ramsdale: Richard Vernon
Photographer: Alan Rowe

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music.
In the studio Freddie King and Steve Goodman plus album tracks and films.


Presenter: Bob Harris
Singer/Guitarist: Freddie King
Singer: Steve Goodman
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News Extra

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: 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.

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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