A NEW website which archives the Radio Times TV listings has confirmed that television has always been a waste of time.
Highlights for BBC1 on this day in 1964 include:
10.30am Open University: The Welsh
Professor Henry Brubaker presents an informative talk on this fascinating and vibrant race of people. To include terrifying photographs.
11.30am Watch With Mother
Muffin the Mule learns that daddy was a donkey, mummy was a horse and why that is horribly wrong.
To include a live broadcast of John Lennon pulling a funny face.
Use this time to smoke cigarettes.
4pm Pottery Time
Margaret Chesterton makes an urn for her recently deceased husband’s ashes, but sees no need to make a fuss about it.
With guest Donald MacKinnon, the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University.
To include the prime minister’s response to John Lennon pulling a funny face.
8pm The Play for Today: Strawberries for My Lovely Darling
Alfie is a five foot tall petty thief who falls in love with a six foot tall Asian girl. Can they overcome height difference and racialism? Written by David Attenborough.
9pm Friday Night at the Hammersmith Apollo
The weekly variety show featuring a feckless Liverpudlian and a demonstration of how to use a toothbrush.