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Your television and radio are cast as personalities (played by Peter Cook and Josie Lawrence) in this night of themed programmes showing how the two media have competed over the years, and which medium does what best.
To make the most of the evening, as David Attenborough explains in his introduction, you need to have your radio and TV in the same room, so that they can "talk to" each other, although there are times (marked with a dagger) when you can choose between listening and viewing.
There's nostalgia, science, drama and documentary. And linking it all, some lively sparring between the spirits of your radio and television, barely controlled by announcer Peter Donaldson.
Producers Mary Dickinson, Anthony Wall, Alastair Wilson; Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
From 8.10 until midnight, timings are approximate.
8.10 The Seven Ages of Radio
Ian McKellen ruminates on the distinct eras of radio broadcasting, characterised as Shakespeare's seven ages of man, with the aid of Professor Asa Briggs.
First: the Infant.
Producer Christopher Bruce
8.20 TV Talk, Radio Rabbit What does the voice reveal?
Producer Nicola Roberts
8.50 The Seven Ages of Radio 2: The Schoolboy.
9.00 Heard But Not Seen
Alistair Cooke, whose weekly epistle has been broadcast on radio since 1946, explains why it is the best medium for him.
Introduced by Mark Tully.
Producer Debbie Geller
9.05 Back to Square One
The story of early radio's method of broadcasting live football, referring to a numbered grid - published in the Radio Times - on which listeners followed the action.
Producer Steve Bendelack
9.25 The Seven Ages of Radio 3: The Lover.
9.35 Sunday Dinner
Family Sunday meals conjure up for many Family Favourites,
Round the Home and The Billy Cotton Band Show.
Producer Diana Mansfield
9.50 The Seven Ages of Radio 4: The Soldier.
On just one estate in east London there are five pirate stations, battling to stay on air. Producer Nigel Finch
10.15 The Seven Ages of Radio 5: The Judge.
10.25 TV Theft, Radio Rip-Off
Does TV steal radio's best comedy ideas? Included in the debate are Frank Muir,
Denis Norden, Armando Iannucci and the voice of Spike Milligan.
Producer John Silver
10.55 The Seven Ages of Radio 6: The Old Man.
11.00 The Spot FX Man
Harold Listings, a frustrated radio technician, takes revenge. Starring Peter Vaughan.
Producer Peter Kavanagh
11.20 The Seven Ages of Radio 7: Senility.
11.30 It's Life, Jim.... t
Nasa scientists are using giant radio antennae to pick up communications from ET.
Producer Fisher Dilke
11.50 The Time Signal t
Dr Carl Dolmetsch finds out why the pips changed pitch.
Producer Fisher Dilke
12.00 The Two Voyages of Donald Crowhurst
The tragic story of the lone yachtsman and his radio.
Producer Jill Evans
12.33am The Shipping Forecast
Live on TV for the first time,
Fisher, German Bight, Dogger
Producer Gerry Pomeroy
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