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: Play School

Story: "Moonshine" by Helen du Feu


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Baix
Author (Moonshine): Helen du Feu

: Closedown

: Newsday

with Michael Charlton
Every weekday evening an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines follows the News Summary
Preceded by Weather


Unknown: Michael Charlton

: The Great Match

All the dramatic, the heartbreaking and the conclusive moments from great sporting occasions chosen by the experts and enjoyed once more.

Tonight: Peter Alliss introduces one of the most memorable occasions in British golf. The 1969 Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes won by Tony Jacklin. It was the first British victory for 18 years - a great boost for British golf - and for Tony Jacklin the moment of a lifetime.

(The BBC Book of Golf, to be published in May, price £1.30)


Presenter: Peter Alliss
Guest: Tony Jacklin
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson

Nature invades: old rooks in each college garden
Still talk, like agile babies, the language of feeling,
By towers a river still runs coastward and will run,
Stones in those towers are utterly
Satisfied still with their weight.

W.H. Auden - A Tribute is a collection of essays and reminiscences of one of the great poets of the 20th century edited by Stephen Spender who for this programme went to Oxford where he and others talk about Auden's life there.
Oswald Mosley by Robert Skidelsky is a new biography of the most notorious of modern British politicians. Author and journalist Paul Johnson discusses the book with Robert Skidelsky.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Reporter: Stephen Spender
Interviewer: Paul Johnson
Interviewee: Robert Skidelsky
Producer: Philip Speight
Executive Producer: Will Wyatt

: Tuesday Cinema: Talk of the Town

Starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman
with Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell

Leopold Dingle, accused of arson and the resulting death of a mill foreman, hides out in the house of pretty Nora Shelley. Michael Lightcap rents the house from Nora, believing Dingle to be her gardener.

This Week's Films: page 19


Producer/Director: George Stevens
Leopold Dingle: Cary Grant
Nora Shelley: Jean Arthur
Michael Lightcap: Ronald Colman
Sam Yates: Edgar Buchanan
Regina Bush: Glenda Farrell
Andrew Holmes: Charles Dingle
Mrs Shelley: Emma Dunn
Tilney: Rex Ingram
Jan Pulaski: Leonid Kinskey
Clyde Bracken: Tom Tyler
Chief of Police: Don Beddoe

: News Extra

Presented by Angela Rippon


Newsreader: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

Cyril Cusack reads April Rise by Laurie Lee


Poet: Laurie Lee
Reader: Cyril Cusack

: Close

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.

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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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