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: Open University

6.40 The Novel and TV (1)

7.5 Women in Two World Wars

7.30 Michelson Interferometer

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Out of the Past
An Ordinary Hedge
10.0 Merry-go-Round
Beginning: the first of three sex education programmes for eight-and nine-year-olds in schools, illustrates stages in the development of babies in the womb and includes film of pregnant mothers. Introduced by RICHARD CARPENTER with MELISSA DOCKER
10.25-10.45 20th-century History
Cold War: Confrontation
11.0 Watch
Life on the Seashore
11.18 Going to Work
The Armed Forces
11.40 Living in a Developing Country: Ghana. Primary Products


Introduced By: Richard Carpenter
Produced By: Claire Chovil

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

including The Music Makers This week:
The Allegri String Quartet

: Ragtime



Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Fred Harris

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14 Encounter: Italy
An Italian Studies series 2:A Country at Work
Italian industries: fishing in the Bay of Naples; factories (and pollution) in the North; a geothermal energy town.
Commentary SEAN BARRETT Producer john PRESCOTT thomas
2.32 Merry-go-Round
It's All Right: part 2
2.40 TV Club
Muscles and Machines
Looking at the potential and the limitations of human power, TED MOULT takes part in a ploughing race and DAWN PERLLMAN meets Big Geordie.


Unknown: Sean Barrett
Producer: John Prescott
Director: Bruce Jamson

: Closedown

: Trem

Cromlechs in Western Europe
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

Story: The Ball of String
Written by MARGARET ELLIOTT Illustrated by COLIN DUNBAR Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Stuart McGugan


Written By: Margaret Elliott
Illustrated By: Colin Dunbar
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Champion the Wonder Horse

Salted Ground
Ricky and Sandy are in danger when they uncover a plot to swindle, but Champion is there to help.

: Goober and the Ghost Chasers

An action-packed cartoon series starring Goober, the hound who can make himself invisible and Gilly, Tina and Ted who work for The Ghostly Review

: Stopwatch

Stop with Peter Purves and Joanne Watson Watch
Swimming: with DAVID WILKIE and MARK SPITZ
Skateboarding: with SIMON NAPPER and news, views and results
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Joanne Watson
Unknown: David Wilkie
Unknown: Mark Spitz
Unknown: Simon Napper
Director: Mike Adley

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine programme presented live each weekday evening by Frank Bough , Sue Lawley, Valerie Singleton , John Staple-ton and Bob Wellings with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country. Also from far and near, the programme's team of reporters, LUKE CASEY, KEVIN COSGROVE , DIANE HARRON , JAMES HOGG , BILL KERR ELLIOTT , PATRICK STENSON , NICHOLAS WOOL-LEY and MARTIN YOUNG, bring you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Kevin Cosgrove
Unknown: Diane Harron
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Patrick Stenson

: The Feather and Father Gang

A new film series starring
Tonight: Two Star Killer
Major-General Northrop calmly commits a murder so that his driver is blamed, but Feather is not fooled and Harry hits upon a hazardous scheme to convince him of the error of his way, with the help of his con-trick cronies.


Toni' Feather' Danton: Stefanie Powers
Harry Danton: Harry Gould
Northrop: William Windom
Van Owen: Jerry Hardin
Rollins: Alan McRae
Margo ,: Joan Shawlee
Enzo: Frank Delfino
Murphy: Dick O'Neill
Lou: Lewis Charles
Delaney: Andrew A Rubin

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Michael Bates as Rangi Ram and Ticket to Blighty
The Concert Party decide to concentrate all their efforts on helping one member to get his discharge. Gloria wins the draw. featuring and Designer BARBARA GOSNOLD


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Rangi Ram
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: David Croft
BSM Williams: Windsor Davies
Bdr Beaumont: Melvyn Hayes
Gnr Sugden: Don Estelle
Col Reynolds: Donald Hewlett
Capt Ashwood: Michael Knowles
GnrParkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah: Dino Shafeek
Punka Wallah: Babar Bhatti
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Chief Commander Crisp: Mavis Pugh
ATS Sergeant: Bernice Adams
Nursing sister: Andrea Godfrey

: The Standard: 4: De Mortuis

by Lindsay Galloway A series in 13 episodes
[Starring] Colette O'Neil, Neil Stacy, Tom Watson and Patrick Malahide
Alex Forsyth and Colin Anderson each uncover flaws in the facade of one of the Editor's closest friends, who is dying, and Kendal has to decide where his loyalties lie.
Cast in order of appearance
Series created by PETER MAY and ALASTAIR BALFOUR
Script editor MAGGIE ALLEN Designer ALEX GOURLAY


Unknown: Colette O'Neil
Unknown: Neil Staey
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Lindsay Galloway
Unknown: Alex Forsyth
Unknown: Colin Anderson
Unknown: Peter May
Unknown: Alastair Balfour
Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Bob McIntosh
James Kendal: Gerry Slevin
Moira Craig: Jan Wilson
Colin Anderson: Patrick Malahide
Felicity Crant: Colette O'Neil
Alex Forsyth: Tom Watson
Peter Dawson: Neil Stacy
Lois McGrath: Sarah Lawson
Rachel Gerrard: Rose McBain
Ronnie Gerrard: Martin Heller

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth KendaH ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendah

: Play for Today: Days of Hope

by Jim Allen
A series of four dramas from the Great War to the General Strike.
1921: Every pit in Britain is idle. The miners have been locked out because they refuse to accept wage cuts. Lloyd George has sent troops to the coalfields: the revolution in Russia is fresh in people's memory.


Writer: Jim Allen
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: Kenneth Loach
Ben Matthews: Paul Copley
Joel Barnett: Gary Roberts
May Barnett: Jean Spence
Jenny Barnett: Christine Anderson
Child: Robert Bradley
Child: Gillian Hall
Billy Shepherd: Alun Armstrong
Tom Crisp: Hughie Turner
Bassett: Ernie Mack
Coal merchant: Tommy Buller
John Pritchard: Edward Underdown
Mrs Pritchard: Margaretta Scott
Police sergeant: Edward Sivell
Police sergeant: Max Stewart
Pit manager: Edwin Brown
Army officer: Barry Stokes
Army sergeant: Freddie Clemson
Lorry driver: Joey Kaye
[Actor]: Jimmy Rushton
[Actor]: Alan Snell

: Tonight

Explaining the news that will still matter tomorrow - tonight. Introduced by DENIS TUOHY Including News Headlines


Introduced By: Denis Tuohy
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Parents and School

CLAIRE WOOLFORD presents a series of five debates examining parental involvement in education.
3:Parents should have more access to schools
Recorded at the Dick Sheppard School, Tulse Hill in London, with JUDITH STONE speaking for the motion, and WALTER ROY against.
Producer dicx FOSTER
Book (same title), £1.20 (including postage), from BBC Publications, PO Box 234, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Claire Woolford
Unknown: Judith Stone
Unknown: Walter Roy

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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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