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: Play School

Story: Beetle and Bulldozer written by DONALD BISSET
Storyteller CARMEN MUNROE Presenters


Written By: Donald Bisset
Written By: Storyteller Carmen Munroe
Unknown: Karen Platt
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Your Move

Brush up your reading and writing with BRIAN REDHEAD and TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: Catherine Moorhouse
Director: Caroline Pick
Producer: David Hargreaves

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Chariton and Charles Wheeler including UK Report from
BBC news correspondents in Britain Newsreader Richard Whitmore


Presented By: Michael Chariton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: John Tisdall

: Diary of a Village: 7: This Little Flagon Went to Market

One year in Heddington, Wiltshire. A documentary serial in eight parts.

At last the flagon comes up for auction, and the future of the church roof will be decided. The TB carriers are traced - badgers. The Ministry gassing team arrives to eliminate them. The village copes with the drought, thanks to the natural springs underneath the chalk hills. The parish council meets again to discuss the problem of cow pats. Someone has suggested that perhaps the cows should wear nappies.
Directed and narrated by David Pritchard


Director/Narrator: David Pritchard
Film Editor: John Barnes
Executive Producer: Roger Mills
Producer: Mark Anderson

: The Book Programme

Robert Robinson introduces the weekly programme about books and their writers and readers. Confessions of Timothy Lea
CHRISTOPHER WOOD has now written 23 Confessions books under the names Timothy Lea and Rosie Dixon , and together they have sold eight million copies. Three of them - Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Confessions of a Pop Performer and Confessions of a Driving Instructor - have been made into films.
Christopher Wood explains how he came to write this titillating series of sexual romps. Also Michael Billington Martin Seymour-Smith and Laurie Taylor plumb the depths of the recent crop of political memoirs, and award rosettes for the ripest cliches.
Studio director MARTIN L. BELL Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT


Introduces: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Timothy Lea
Unknown: Christopher Wood
Unknown: Timothy Lea
Unknown: Rosie Dixon
Unknown: Christopher Wood
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Martin Seymour-Smith
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Philip Speight

: The Hollywood Musical: Carmen Jones

starring Harry Belafonte
Dorothy Dandridge , Pearl Bailey This dazzling version of Bizet's
Carmen is set during World War II with lyrics in the jazz idiom by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
Dorothy Dandridge gives her best-ever screen performance as the passionate, sultry Carmen.
Producer and director OTTO PREMINGER Films: page 11


Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Unknown: Dorothy Dandridge
Unknown: Dorothy Dandridge
Director: Otto Preminger
Joe (voice Of LEVERNHUTCHERSON): Harry Belafonte
Carmen(voice Of MARILYNHORNE): Dorothy Dandridge
Frankie: Pearl Bailey
Cindy Lou: Olga James
Husky (voice Of MARVIN HAYES): Joe Adams
Dink: Nick Stewart
Rum: Roy Glenn
Myrt: Diahann Carroll
Sgt Brown: Broc Peters
T-Bone: Sandy Lewis

: Suez

In the early hours of 5 November, 1956 an Anglo-French paratroop force took off from Cyprus - its destination was Port Said. Operation Muskateer Revised had begun. Twenty years later General Sir Hugh Stockwell, the Allied Land Force Commander, talks to Frank Gillard about Suez - an operation which has been called 'a brilliant military success but a political disaster.'


Interviewee: General Sir Hugh Stockwell
Interviewer: Frank Gillard
Research: Auriol Ordish
Producer: Peter Hill
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

JOY PARKER reads A Frosty Night by ROBERT GRAVES


Unknown: Joy Parker
Unknown: Robert Graves

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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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