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: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Television's ' live ' lunchtime programme starts a new series on one of the great problems of the new decade, The Energy Dilemma - in which technology expert Geoffrey Pardoe looks at the crisis facing the world and possible answers.


Unknown: Geoffrey Pardoe

: Playboard

The Great Big Turnip

: Closedown

: Children's Wardrobe

A series of ten programmes on making children's clothes. Presented by ANN LADBURY
1: Children's clothes can be so expensive to buy - here is a chance to make your own. SALLY TUFFIN describes the patterns she designed for the series, and ANN LADBURY shows how to make two simple, popular outfits: a beach parka and a track suit.
Book (same title), £4.50, from bookshops


Presented By: Ann Ladbury
Unknown: Sally Tuffin
Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Play School

Story: Mr Bits and Pieces Plants Some Bulbs by FRANCES LINDSAY
Guest storyteller Sam Kydd Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Johnny Ball


Unknown: Frances Lindsay
Unknown: Sam Kydd
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Pixie and Dixie

A series of comedy cartoons Missile Bound Cat

: Jackanory

with Joanna David
The Eyes of the Amaryllis by NATALIE BABBITT Today: Part 3


Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Natalie Babbitt

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart, Colin Bennett and Morph
Tony builds a huge tower out of little boxes; Mr Bennett , the care-taker, demonstrates his home-made magic box trick, and Morph also tries to join in on the magic circle.
If you're aged 15 or under, 'Take Hart [address removed]', is the address to send paintings for the Gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address, but we're sorry we can't promise to return any.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett
Unknown: Morph Tony
Unknown: Mr Bennett
Director: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Our John Willie

by CATHERINE COOKSON dramatised in five episodes by VALERIE GEORGESON
2: The pit disaster has robbed Davy of his father, his home and his job. He has decided to leave John Willie in the workhouse until he finds work again.
Film cameraman JOHN WILLIAMS Film editor GREG MILLER Designer MYLES LANG
Executive producer ANNA HOME
Director MARILYN FOX BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Catherine Cookson
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Unknown: John Willie
Music: Howard Blake
Unknown: John Williams
Editor: Greg Miller
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Marilyn Fox
Davy: Antony Manuel
Miss Peamarsh: Madeleine Cannon
Mr Cartwright: James Garbutt
Mrs Cartwright: Anne Jameson
Matt Coxon: Malcolm Terris
Jim Coxon: Ian Mullaney
Fred Coxon: Paul Hanson
Peter Talbot: Ian Cullen
Dan Potter: John Malcolm
Rider: Peter Bartle
Workhouse clerk: Alan Hockey
Emma: Margaret Ashley
Man at gate: Alan Mechin
Boy with horse: Graeme Moorhead
Snuffy: Bobby

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide



Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Women in White

A story in two parts from the best-selling novel by FRANK G. SLAUGHTER
Part 1: Dr Rebecca Dalton is the newly appointed Chief of Staff at Biscayne General Hospital in Miami. She has to control the turbulent lives of her staff and patients while coping with the break-up of her marriage to heart specialist Dr Ken Dalton.
Also starting a new job is the beautiful, young Dr Jill Bates , who begins her internship at Biscayne by saving the life of a child.


Novel By: Frank G. Slaughter
Unknown: Dr Rebecca Dalton
Unknown: Dr Ken Dalton.
Unknown: Dr Jill Bates
Dr Jill Bates: Kathryn Harrold
Dr Rebecca Dalton: Susan Flannery
Dr Ken Dalton: Stuart Whitman
Anthony Broadhurst: Robert Culp
Cathy Payson: Patti Duke Astin

: Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Mr Carnegie: John Quarmby
Polly: Connie Booth
Terry: Brian Hall
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Guest: Stuart Sherwin
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Taylor: James Taylor
Mrs Taylor: Melody Lang
Ronald: David Neville
Quentina: Sabina Franklyn

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: War School: 1: Kitson's Class

A four-part series on the making of tomorrow's top commanders.
Michael Cockerell reports on the lives and training of young officers at the Army Staff College at Camberley.
General Frank Kitson - the army's leading expert on guerrilla warfare, who calls himself 'a military radical' - is Commandant of the Staff College. Under him, the officers - the young elite of the army - learn about modern war and how to combat urban terrorism. Tonight they discover, through a tough 24-hour battle exercise, what it would be like to mount a counter-revolutionary campaign - in mainland Britain.
Executive producer JOHN REYNOLDS


Reporter: Michael Cockerell
Subject: General Frank Kitson
Producer: Francis Gerard
Executive Producer: John Reynolds

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter including FA Cup Football
DAVID COLEMAN commentates on highlights of one of tonight's Third Round replays. Test Match Cricket
Australia v England Action from the final day of the Second Test in Sydney, a series that has already produced some fine performances and no less controversy.
Television presentation
Cricket: 9 NETWORK, Australia Producer JOHN PHILIPS Editor JONATHAN MARTIN


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: David Coleman
Producer: John Philips
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: News Headlines

: Parkinson

Michael Parkinson and his midweek guests.
Programme associate CHRIS GREENWOOD Director JOHN HUGHES
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Music: Harry Stoneham
Designer: Janet Budden
Unknown: Chris Greenwood
Director: John Hughes
Produced By: John Fisher

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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