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: Play School

Mrs Toppledopple 's New Hat by PHYLLIS PEARCE
Illustrated by CHARLES FRONT


Unknown: Mrs Toppledopple
Unknown: Phyllis Pearce
Illustrated By: Charles Front

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: Racing from Aintree

BBC outside broadcast cameras cover four races on the second day of the Grand National meeting, with all the latest news of tomorrow's big race, and interviews with leading personalities.
2.30 Coronation Hurdle (Div I) (2 miles, 100 yards)
3.5 The Mildmay Chase (2 miles, 80 yards)
3.40 Coronation Hurdle (Div II) (2 miles, 100 yards)
4.10 The 122nd Liverpool Spring Cup (lmile, 2 furlongs, 130 yards)

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: Open University

6.40-7.5 Closedown

: News Summary


: Those Magnificent Flying Machines

3:Hurricane, Spitfire
A series of six programmes from the RAF Museum, Hendon.
Introduced by William Woollard


Introduced By: William Woollard
Producer: Brian Johnson

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower who prepares lawns for a busy mowing season, and prunes and dresses roses to produce high-quality blooms and reduce the risk of infection.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR (Birmingham)
Book, Percy Thrower 's Guide to Gardeners' World: 50p from booksellers


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Producer: Barrie Edgar
Unknown: Percy Thrower

: The Money Programme

Each week The Money Programme looks at the view of the economic health of the nation from the shop floor, the office, the board-room and Parliament.
Presented by BRIAN WIDLAKE


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Richard Wakely
Presented By: Paul Griffiths
Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Editor: John Dekker

: W. C. Fields in The Bank Dick

A small town layabout accidentally foils a bank raid and suddenly finds himself with a job-special bank guard.
W. C. Fields was given a free hand by Universal for this his own favourite film and received a credit for the screenplay under a typically bizarre pen-name.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Mahatma Kane
Director: Edward Cline
Egbert Souse: W C Fields
Agatha Souse: Cora Witherspoon
Myrtle Souse: Una Merkel
Elsie May Adele Brunch Souse: Evelyn Del Rio
Mrs Brunch: Jessie Ralph
J Pinkerton Snoopington: Franklin Pangborn

: The Beethoven Piano Concertos

The distinguished Soviet pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is soloist in a complete cycle of the five Beethoven piano concertos with the London Philharmonic Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND conductor Bernard Haitink
Tonight's concert, recorded in London's Royal Festival Hall, features
Piano Concerto No 3, in c minor Introduced by BASIL MOSS
Concerto No 4: next Sunday


Pianist: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Introduced By: Basil Moss

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling Weather


Presented By: David Holmes
Unknown: Peter Dorling

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson
Best buys: John Arlott , author and journalist, and Rosie Swale , author of Children of Cape Horn, each choose a recent hardback and paperback.
Malcolm Lowry 1909-57: LOWRY's Under the Volcano is a modern classic. It is set in pre-war Mexico and describes the last day in the life of a drunken English consul. The book took Lowry ten years to write, was first rejected by his publisher and finally received by a chorus of acclaim. A biography of Lowry by DOUGLAS DAY is out next week. lain Johnstone has been in Mexico retracing Lowry's steps.
Geoffrey Moorhouse talks about his book, The. Fearful Void, an account of his 2,000-mile journey alone across the Sahara, a journey he barely survived.


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Rosie Swale
Unknown: Malcolm Lowry
Talks: Geoffrey Moorhouse

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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.

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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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