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: Open University

6.46 Bela Bartok

7.5 Social Skills Therapy (2)

7.30 Thermodynamics

: Closedown

: Paddington

A Visit to the Dentist

: Jackanory

Una and Grubstreet by PRUDENCE ANDREW
Today: Mr. Welford's Friend
Executive producer ANNA HOME


Adapted By: Christopher Bedloe
Directed By: Roger Bunce

: Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch

No Space Like Home

: Three's Company

A story in three parts
2: Despairing of Tom's behaviour in school and out, Aunt Apolena makes him paint her fence in his free time.
Story told by GARY WATSON
(Part 3: tomorrow)


Unknown: Aunt Apolena
Told By: Gary Watson

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v New Zealand from Trent Bridge
The morning's play on the final day.
Introduced by PETER WEST
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jim Laker
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylor

: Bod

Bod's Dream

: Midday News

2.0 Interval


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand from Trent Bridge
The afternoon's play.

: Play School

Story: An Unhappy Tail Written by WILLIAM MAKEPIECE THACKERAY
Delia Morgan , Bruee Allan


Written By: William Makepiece Thackeray
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Bruee Allan

: Ask Aspel

A series of eight programmes
Michael Aspel introduces your requests from recent BBC television programmes. With him in the studio this week: Tim Rice


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: The Story Behind the Story

with John Craven
The Monster in the Labyrinth
JOHN CRAVEN travels to Crete to discover the truth behind the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur. Storyteller RAY SMITH Illustrations
Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop Producer MOLLY cox


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Jan Parker

: Captain Pugwash

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Renoir. Is That You?
Luiz Antonio Gasparetto is a young South American. He cannot paint - until up to 30 spirits of dead artists move him. And then he paints in the styles of great masters at the rate of 20-an-hour.
James Hogg examines this extraordinary case.


Unknown: Luiz Antonio Gasparetto
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Roger Twyman

: Nairn's Journeys: Finding Follies: 1: West of the Pennines

Ian Nairn takes a look at traditional follies and his own idea of follies in the first of three journeys in search of the good, the bad and the ugly in man's additions to the landscape.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Film Editor: Christine Royle
Producer: Barry Bevins.

: Hobby Horse

with Noel Edmonds
Scotland and England vie for a place in the final in this first series of Hobby Horse.
Stirling - Paul Meldrum, age 10: automobiles; Elise Docherty, age 12 Charles Dickens; Anne Boyle, age 13: Enid Blyton
Salford - Paul McDermott, age 10: British and European ornithology; Caroline Davies, age 13: music; Chris Horsfall, age 15 palaeontology


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Contestant: Paul Meldrum
Contestant: Elise Docherty
Contestant: Anne Boyle
Contestant: Paul McDermott
Contestant: Caroline Davies
Contestant: Chris Horsfall
Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Rockford Files

starring James Garner in To Protect and Serve (part 1)
Rockford encounters a phenomenon new to him - a kind of police groupie Becker calls a buff. Supposedly supporting the sergeant, she is to prove no end of a nuisance; in fact, a real menace.
(Part 2 next week)


Unknown: James Garner

: Who Pays the Ferryman?

by MICHAEL j. BIRD. A series of eight episodes, starring Jack Hedley Betty Arvaniti , Takis Emmanuel 6: The Well
Water is not just the lifeblood of this Cretan village - it is the reason it's here. But why is Duncan Neve ?
Music composed by YANNIS MARKOPOULOS Designer MYLES LANG


Unknown: Michael J. Bird.
Unknown: Jack Hedley
Unknown: Betty Arvaniti
Unknown: Takis Emmanuel
Unknown: Duncan Neve
Composed By: Yannis Markopoulos
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: William Slater
Alan Haldane: Jack Hedley
Annika Zeferis: Betty Arvaniti
Duncan Neve: Patrick Magee
Katerina Matakis: Patience Collier
Nikos Vassilakis: Nikos Verlekis
Mary Cooper: Elizabeth Chambers
Leonard Cooper: Allan Mitchell
Elena Vassilakis: Maria Sokali
Matheos Noukakis: Takis Emmanuel
Samantha Ross: Sally Knyvette
The Major: Stefan Gryff

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Great Britons

The lives behind six legendary names - told by their biographers . 4: Robert Burns
Written and presented by the distinguished scholar and wit David Daiches
We quote Burns every day without realising it. This Scottish poet and songwriter - son of a tenant-farmer born over 200 years ago-told the truth about men and women in love and lust, at work and at play; and in so doing became almost the equivalent of a pop idol. His appeal is still universal. He has been translated into an extraordinary number of languages - the last edition in Russia sold half-a-million copies within weeks. In this programme DAVID DAICHES does not repeat the usual sentimental nonsense of him as a drunken roisterer, but tells the story of a very human person whose short life was full of social, sexual and cultural tensions which are very modern.
Photography jim PEIRSON
Sound GEOFF TOOKEY , RON EDMONDS Film editor LES NEWMAN Producer HARRY HASTINGS Book (some title), £5.95, from bookshops


Told By: Their Biographers
Unknown: David Daiches
Unknown: Geoff Tookey
Unknown: Ron Edmonds
Editor: Les Newman

: Play for Today: Gotcha; Campion's Interview

A double bill about the inequality and misfits of our education system.

by Barrie Keeffe
On his last day at school, a 'no hope' 16-year-old pupil holds his teachers hostage using a motorbike petrol tank as a bomb.

Campion's Interview
by Brian Clark
A headmaster takes on the Education Authorities on behalf of his pupils, exposing the political pressures behind the creation of a comprehensive school.


Writer (Gotcha): Barrie Keeffe
Writer (Campion's Interview): Brian Clark
Producer: Margaret Matheson
Director: Barry Davis
Gotcha - Kid: Philip Davis
Gotcha - Ton: Gareth Thomas
Gotcha - Lynne: Clare Sutcliffe
Gotcha - Head: Peter Hughes
Campion's Interview - Campion: Julian Curry
Campion's Interview - Hyde: John Byron
Campion's Interview - Sheldon: Trevor Peacock
Campion's Interview - Sellors: Don Henderson
Campion's Interview - Mrs Hymes: Jean Rimmer
Campion's Interview - Walker: Roger Brierley
Campion's Interview - Rudge: John Burrows
Campion's Interview - Miss Meakin: Annie Hulley

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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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