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: Play School

Story: "The Grumpy Princess" by Ruth Craft.


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Author (The Grumpy Princess): Ruth Craft

: Closedown

: The Camera and the Song

Brings together some of the highlights of the much-acclaimed series to portray a journey we all make, from childhood through to old age. They are written and performed by Max Boyce, David Campbell, The Ian Campbell Folk Group, Alex Glasgow, Ralph McTell, Jeremy Taylor and Jake Thackray.


Singer: Max Boyce
Singer: David Campbell
Musicians: The Ian Campbell Folk Group
Singer: Alex Glasgow
Singer: Ralph McTell
Singer: Jeremy Taylor
Singer: Jake Thackray
Music: William Southgate Quintet
Music: Russ Henderson Band
Producer: John Bird
Producer: Clem Vallance

: Four Feet in the Snow

Narrator Tom Fleming
When snow falls in Britain, it doesn't stay long. Our animals can cope during a brief white-out. But in the Alps or polar regions, snow means you must migrate or adapt.
Producer SUZANNE GIBBS. BBC Bristol


Narrator: Tom Fleming
Producer: Suzanne Gibbs.

: Bells Are Ringing

A feature film starring Judv Holliday, Dean Martin
with Fred Clark

Ella Peterson, mainstay of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service run by her cousin Sue, gets deeply involved in the private lives of the agency's clients, with hilarious - and romantic - results.


Producer: Arthur Freed
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Ella Peterson: Judy Holliday
Jeffrey Moss: Dean Martin
Larry Hastings: Fred Clark
J. Otto Prantz: Eddie Foy Jr.
Sue: Jean Stapleton

: Signals from the Interior or How to Examine Your Inside from the Outside: 5: Looking Through Your Skin

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Heinz Wolff of the Medical Research Council

Seeing is believing and to 'see' the inside story doctors have for many years relied on X-rays - but X-rays are only one method of looking through your skin. We shall see demonstrated newer forms - the Gamma camera and infra-red Radiation. Members of the audience are to operate an ultrasound scanner to get a rare 'picture' of themselves.


Lecturer: Heinz Wolff
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson

: Weather

: Newsday

with Robin Day, Richard Kershaw
Today's News from Richard Whitmore is followed by an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines.


Presenter: Robin Day
Presenter: Richard Kershaw
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore
Associate Producer: John Reynolds
Producer: Christopher Capron

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Introduced by Richard Baker
The traditional concert of music by the Strauss family, which took place this morning in the Main Hall of the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led and conducted by Willi Boskovsky with members of the VIENNA STATE OPERA BALLET
Choreography by GERLINDE DILL Director HERMAN LANSKE


Introduced By: Richard Baker
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Choreography By: Gerlinde Dill
Director: Herman Lanske

: The Two Ronnies

In The Picnic.
A film special starring Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker
with Patricia Brake, Julie Crosthwait, Madge Hindle, Barbara New, Toby Page, Dennis Ramsden, Derek Ware


Writer: Dave Huggett
Writer: Larry Keith
Costumes: Mary Husband
Film Cameraman: John Baker
Film Editor: Ray Millichope
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Terry Hughes
[Actor]: Ronnie Corbett
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actress]: Patricia Brake
[Actress]: Julie Crosthwait
[Actress]: Madge Hindle
[Actress]: Barbara New
[Actor]: Toby Page
[Actor]: Dennis Ramsden
[Actor]: Derek Ware

: Inside Story: Underneath the Archers

Today The Archers is 25 years old - the world's longest-running radio serial. Ambridge people have spoken 57 million words, drunk 12,500 pints at The Bull, 20,833 cups of tea at Brookfield Farm.
Inside Story traces the making of today's Silver Jubilee episode from its inception to its broadcast earlier this evening on Radio 4.


Film Cameraman: Richard Ganniclifft
Film Editor: Don Fairservice
Producer: Roger Mills

: Film Night Special

Bette Davis in conversation with Tony Bilbow
Plus extracts from Of Human Bondage, Jezebel, Dark Victory, The Little Foxes, All About Eve and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.


Presenter/Interviewer: Tony Bilbow
Interviewee: Bette Davis
Producer: Barry Brown

: Women - Which Way Now?: Woman Alone

From those who are single by choice to those who are left holding the baby, does society do enough for the woman alone?
Ludovic Kennedy introduces the fourth of five nightly discussions.

(A Little Unfinished Business: tomorrow at 10.15 pm)


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: Michael Townson

: News on 2


: Network: Current Account: The Powderhall

Tonight: from BBC Scotland Current Account on The Powderhall

All over Britain more than 150 athletes are preparing, many of them in secret, for the Skol 110 metres handicap - successor to the world-famous Powderhall Sprint. They'll meet at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh today to compete for the blue riband of the professional footrace, a gold medal and a first prize of £500. But
there's a lot more money at stake than that. To the betting fraternity, these runners are little more than greyhounds that talk.
Tonight Ken Cargill reports on the agony and the ecstasy of The Powderhall.


Presenter: Ken Cargill
Film Editor: Mike Tosh
Director: John Coleman

: Closedown

John Gielgud reads "A New Year's Gift" by Robert Herrick


Poet: Robert Herrick
Reader: John Gielgud

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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.

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