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: Open University

6.40 Economic Exchange in Ibadan

7.5 Curriculum Design and Development

7.30 Mechanics - Newton's Laws

: Closedown

: Roobarb

When Roobarb made a Spike


Told By: Richard Briers

: Jackanory: The Dolphin Crossing: If Only I Were Old Enough

by Jill Paton Walsh
with Michael Bryant
'Look, son,' said Crossman. 'This is no kid's game. You would be sailing into the middle of a battlefield...'
The story of two boys who took a boat to help save the stranded British Army from Dunkirk.
Today: If Only I Were Old Enough


Author: Jill Paton Walsh
Storyteller: Michael Bryant

: Boss Cat: The Missing Heir

A film cartoon series.

: The Boy from 5B

A story in three parts
1: Boris discovers that buying a birthday present for your mother in a large store can be a frustrating business.
Story told by JOHN WESTBROOK
Presented by PEGGY MILLER
. (Part 2 tomorrow)


Told By: John Westbrook
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: Lippy Lion

Monster Mix-up: Lippy and Hardy try baby sitting.

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

Live and lively every day - television's most original magazine programme with the accent on new ideas, new talking points, star guests and good conversation. Presented live from the lobby of the BBC's Broadcasting Centre in Birmingham by Donny MacLeod, David Seymour, Marian Foster and Jan Leeming.


Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: Jan Leeming
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Bod

Bod and the Park

: Closedown

: Going to Work

Why is it so difficult for young people to find work? What can be done if no job turns up?

: Closedown

: Palm Sunday Songs of Praise

From Sudbury, Suffolk.
In the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, local congregations and choirs meet in the 14th-century church of St Gregory for the beginning of Holy Week.
Introduced by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt

: Play School

: Deputy Dawg

: Jackanory: Tales from Arab Lands

with Michael Aldridge.
Adapted from traditional sources by Gertrude Mittelmann
When clever Muhammad and a very special companion discover a magic candlestick, the reigning Sultan has cause to be extremely jealous...
Today: Brother Fish
Pictures by Gertrude Mittelmann


Storyteller: Michael Aldridge
Author: Gertrude Mittelmann
Artist: Gertrude Mittelmann

: Hunter's Gold

An adventure story in 13 episodes set in New Zealand in the 1860s. Part 12
Scott and his father have been tied together and held prisoner until they tell where the gold is. Scott escapes but is hopelessly lost in a desolate part of the country without food and water. Will he ever be found?


Written By: Roger Simpson
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tom Parkinson
Scott: Andrew Hawthorn
Hunter: Bruce Allpress
Molly: Ilona Rodcers
Baddock: Ken Blackburn
O'Halloran: Gabriel Prendergast
Tindle: Ernie Stanley
Cameron: Roger Oakley
Ryan: Bevan Wilson
Dodd: Peter Thorpe
Rose: Claire OBErman
Lily: Cathie Harrop
Old miner: Jack Dobson
Teddy: Donald Snook
Charlie: Robert Pratt
Maxwell: Robert Bell
Collins: Richard Moss

: Blue Peter

With John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Lesley Judd
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Richard Baker; Weatherman


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Presented live from London and the BBC studios around Britain. Frank Bough, Sue Lawley, Valerie Singleton , John Stapleton and Bob Wellings are the team that bring you Britain's most watched current affairs programme. Each weekday evening they present analysis of topical events plus the features and film that make up the scene Nationwide.


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Producer: David Lloyd
Producer: Andrew Taussig
Producer: Hugh Williams
Deputy editor : Stuart Wilkinson
Editor: John Gau

: Ask the Family

Robert Robinson invites families throughout Britain to take part in this contest of speed and wits. Third Quarter-final.
Tonight the Coleby family from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, meet the Wakefield family from Knutsford in Cheshire.
(The last quarter-final: Friday at 5.20 pm)
'Ask the Family 3', 45p, from bookshops


Questionmaster: Robert Robinson
Director: Rosalind Gold
Producer: Robert Toner

: Blake's Seven: Deliverance

by Terry Nation
The 12th of a new space adventure series in 13 episodes
Starring Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, David Jackson
with Stephen Greif, Jacqueline Pearce.

A spaceship crashes on the planet Cephlon. When the crew of the Liberator look for survivors they find their own survival threatened.


Writer/Series created by: Terry Nation
Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Chris Boucher
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: David Maloney
Director: Michael E. Briant
Blake: Gareth Thomas
Jenna: Sally Knyvette
Avon: Paul Darrow
Cally: Jan Chappell
Vila: Michael Keating
Gan: David Jackson
Zen: Peter Tuddenham
Travis: Stephen Greif
Servalan: Jacqueline Pearce
Ensor: Tony Caunter
Meegat: Suzan Farmer
Maryatt: James Lister

: Panorama

Reporting on the stories that matter and asking the questions that need to be asked.
Introduced by Charles Wheeler
The Panorama correspondents at home and abroad are


Introduced By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Richard Lindley
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: David Taylor
Editor: Elwyn Parry
Editor: Christopher Capron

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Monday Film: The Magnificent 7 Deadly Sins

starring Bruce Forsyth, Harry Secombe, Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege, Harry H. Corbett, Ian Carmichael, Alfie Bass, Spike Milligan, Ronald Fraser, Stephen Lewis.
An all-star comedy film which takes a new - and none too serious - look at the frailties of Man. Seven different episodes, each the work of top British comedy writers, are all directed by Graham Stark.
1: "Avarice" by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde.
2: "Envy" by Dave Freeman.
3: "Gluttony" by Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman.
4: "Lust" by Graham Stark from a story by Marty Feldman.
5: "Pride" by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
6: "Sloth" by Spike Milligan.
7: "Wrath" by Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman.
Directed by Graham Stark
Films: page 16 (First showing on British television)


Writer (Avarice): Bob Larbey
Writer (Avarice): John Esmonde
Writer (Envy): Dave Freeman
Writer (Gluttony/Wrath): Barry Cryer
Writer (Gluttony/Wrath): Graham Chapman
Writer (Lust): Graham Stark
From a story by (Lust): Marty Feldman
Writer (Pride): Alan Simpson
Writer (Pride): Ray Galton
Writer (Sloth): Spike Milligan
Director: Graham Stark
Clayton: Bruce Forsyth
Elsinore: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Mr Violet: Bernard Bresslaw
Policewoman: Joan Sims
Fisherman: Roy Hudd
Stanley: Harry Secombe
Vernon: Geoffrey Bayldon
Mildred: June Whitfield
Dickie: Leslie Phillips
Ingrid Svenson: Julie Ege
Doctor: Patrick Newell
Ambrose Twombley: Harry H. Corbett
Greta: Cheryl Kennedy
Cockney man: Bill Pertwee
Ferris: Ian Carmichael
Spooner: Alfie Bass
Mrs Ferris: Audrey Nicholson
Mrs Spooner: Sheila Burnette
Tramp: Spike Milligan
George: Ronald Fraser
Jarvis: Stephen Lewis
Kenneth: Arthur Howard

: Tonight

Explaining the news that will still matter tomorrow - tonight.
Introduced by Denis Tuohy
With the Ludovic Kennedy interview
Including News Headlines


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Interviewer: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Barbara Maxwell
Editor: Mike Townson

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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.

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