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: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 A Good Job with Prospects: British Industry Today
In this, the first part of a look at the history and future of British industry, Pam Rhodes asks what is an industrial society and what makes it rich?

9.30 Biology: The Human Machine

9.52 Communicate!: 1: Journalists
A new series for teenagers to stimulate their interest in language skills.
David Emery, sports reporter of the 'Daily Star', covers an important tennis match, and Jill Eckersley, features editor for 'Look Now' interviews Kurt Russell. We follow them as they prepare and write their stories.

10.15 Music Time: Watch and Listen
The ghost in a haunted house helps to illustrate pitch direction in music. Presenters Kathryn Harries, Peter Combe, Daniel Daggers (viola), David Snell (harp), Randall Shannon (double-bass)

10.38 Maths Topics: Trigonometry - An Introduction

11.0 Merry-go-Round Our Place: Village
What makes a village community? Is it the location or the architecture or the people, or their jobs and interests? Merry-go-Round visits a village in Yorkshire.


Presenter (A Good Job with Prospects): Pam Rhodes
Series producer (A Good Job with Prospects): Mike Harrison
Journalist (Communicate!): David Emery
Journalist (Communicate!): Jill Eckersley
Celebrity (Communicate!): Kurt Russell
Producer (Communicate!): Bruce Jamson
Series Producer (Communicate!): Andree Molyneux
Presenter (Music Time): Kathryn Harries
Presenter (Music Time): Peter Combe
Viola (Music Time): Daniel Daggers
Harpist (Music Time): David Snell
Double-Bass (Music Time): Randall Shannon
Producer (Music Time): Elizabeth Bennett
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Rosanna Hibbert

: For Schools, Colleges

General Studies. Higher Education 1: Choices
Why rush into higher education? How do you choose between 5,000 degree courses offered by 200 institutions, particularly if you have not decided on a career? Narrator NICK ROSS Producer ANDREW NEAL


Narrator: Nick Ross
Producer: Andrew Neal

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Donny MacLeod , Marian Foster Bob Langley and Bob Hall
Including Plan Your Land: expert
.Les Bailey, in the Pebble Mill grounds, offers practical advice on how to use your land imaginatively.
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley

: How Do You Do?: Cheng's Cat



Introduced by: Carmen Munro
Illustrated by: Joan Hickson
Percussion: Greg Knowles
Musical Director: Peter Pettinger
Designer: John Holland
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Written and directed by: Carole Ward

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures: Tony and His Friends

2.18 Japan - The Crowded Islands City (Tokyo)

2.40 Going to Work Looking for Work
The problems of choosing and finding a job are faced by Mike and Ronnie in A Proper Job! by GEOFFREY CASE Part 1

Saxophone played by STAN SULZMANN Producer ROY THOMPSON


Played By: Stan Sulzmann
Producer: Roy Thompson
Mike: George Winter
Ronnie: Nigel Greaves
Mrs Beale: Judy Gridley
Mr Falcon: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Hall: Ellen Sheean
Mr Beale: Brian Croucher

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

Gymnastics, astronomy and First Aid are just three ways some of Rugby's children are continuing to explore last week's Epiphany theme; with Geoffrey Wheeler
O come, all ye faithful; To Bethlehem: Unto us is born a Son; The birds; Christ was born; Patapan; Torches; Winter star


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Regional News

(exc London)

: Play School

: Touche Turtle

Loser Take All

: Jackanory

with Michael Troughton See How They Run by JOAN TATE
The Crown Derby china had always tyung in the hall, blending with the old house. But not any more. And there were other things missing: the 13th guest from the hotel; a goat called Dolly; and Ned Shepherd. Today: Part 1


Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Ned Shepherd.

: Playhouse

The Magician's Heart by E. NESBIT , adapted for television by DAVID WADE
When a wicked magician goes to royal Christenings giving presents like stupidity' and ' ugliness ', he should not be surprised when the fairies take a hand and spoil his little schemes ...
Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer ANGELA BEECHING


Unknown: E. Nesbit
Television By: David Wade
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Anna Home
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Professor Taykin: Peter Jones
Nurse: Patricia Hayes
Princo Fortunatus: Simon Shepherd
Princess Aura: Michelle Newell
King of Bellamont: Angus MacKay
Fairy Godmother: Joan Benham
White Fairy: Tricia George
Prince Arbuthnot: Roger Elliott
Guard: Leslie Hull
Herald: Andrew Berezowski
Taykin a child: Aaron Burchell

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner, Tina Heath
Frightful Flies to Freedom: The remarkable story of the baby kestrel rescued and hand-reared by student Wendy Page of Loughborough University.
Book 16 (same title), £1.50 from bookshops


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Christopher Wenner
Presenter: Tina Heath
Guest: Wendy Page
Producer: Renny Rye
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Presented live from London and the BBC studios around Britain. Frank Bough, Sue
Lawley, Hugh Scully , John Stapleton and Bob Wellings are the team that brings 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. Including Casey's Tales: Warwickshire Witchcraft
Luke Casey continues his odd tales of myths and legends and tonight delves into the mysteries surrounding the folk lore of Warwickshire.


Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Luke Casey
Producers: Andrew Clayton
Unknown: Ferrari Ian Squires
Editor: David Lloyd
Editor: Hugh Williams

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman Emlyn Hughes and Gareth Edwards captain two teams of sporting celebrities who will be puzzling over faces, places, facts, figures and films from 50 years of sporting action.
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Director: Mike Adley

: Blake's Seven

The second in a new series of 13 episodes.
Powerplay by TERRY NATION starring
Paul Darrow , Jan Chappell Michael Keating
Jacqueline Pearce
Steven Pacey , Josette Simon with Michael Sheard
As Avon and Vila fight separate battles for survival, each finds that it is not always easy to distinguish between friends and enemies....
Series created by TERRY NATION Music by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Studio lighting BRIAN CLEMETT Script editor CHRIS BOUCHER Designer GERRY SCOTT


Play By: Terry Nation
Unknown: Paul Darrow
Unknown: Jan Chappell
Unknown: Michael Keating
Unknown: Jacqueline Pearce
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: Josette Simon
Unknown: Michael Sheard
Unknown: Terry Nation
Music By: Dudley Simpson
Editor: Chris Boucher
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Dlvid Maloney
Avon :: Paul Darrow
Cally: Jan Chappell
Vila: Michael Keating
Servalan: Jacqueline Pearce
Tarrant: Steven Pacey
Dayna: Josette Simon
Zen: Peter Tuddenham
Klegg: Michael Sheard
Harmon: Doyne Byrd
Lom: John Hollis
Mall: Michael Crane
Zee: Primi Townsend
Barr: Julia Vidler
Nurse: Catherine Chase
Receptionist: Helen Blatch

: Panorama

Presented by Fred Emery
The issues, the people and the stories that matter, reported by television's top journalists:


Presented By: Fred Emery
Unknown: James Bellini
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Richard Lindley
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Philip Tibenham
Unknown: David Taylor
Editor: Elwyn Parry
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Monday Film: A Question of Guilt

Tuesday Weld Ron Liebman
When Doris Winters reports the disappearance of her two small daughters, the police launch a massive search - and eventually discover the children dead. Their mother, who is separated from her husband, is accused of child battering and murder. In an atmosphere of prejudice against her easy-going life style, Doris is put on trial and finds that her morals are the subject of criticism rather than any possible crime. This made-for-TV movie is a controversial and gripping examination of morality and justice in present-day society.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 29


Unknown: Weld Ron Liebman
Unknown: Doris Winters
Play By: Jack Willis
Unknown: Mary Willis
Produced By: Peter Katz
Directed By: Robert Butler
Doris Winters: Tuesday Weld
Det Louis Kazinsky: Ron Liebman
Wharton: Peter Masterson
Mel Duvall: Alex Rocco
Dr Rosen: Viveca Lindfors
Elizabeth Garson: Lana Wood
Herman Golub: Stephen Pearlman
Assistant DA Verrell: Ron Rifkin
Dick Tarcher: David Wilson
Larry Winters: Jim Antonio
McCartney: M Emmett Walsh
Mrs Wharton: Kelly Peters
Miriam Hamlish: Mari Gorman
Mrs Winters: Katherine Bard
Mrs Kazinsky: Lisa Richards

: Film 80

Barry Norman presents a weekly round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the movie world. The Amityville Horror: James Brolin , Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger star in this story about the nightmare that overtakes a young family when they move to their new home.
Time After Time: Malcolm McDowell playing H. G. Wells travels in a time machine from Victorian England to contemporary America. David Warner as Jack the Ripper is his fellow traveller.
Wise Blood: John Huston directs this story about a religious fanatic in the rural south of America.
Studio director BOB BLAGDEN Producer PHILIP CHILVERS


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: James Brolin
Unknown: Margot Kidder
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Malcolm Mc
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: John Huston
Director: Bob Blagden
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: Ancestral Voices

The hunting bow had its own magical sound. The ' twang' of the string as it despatched the arrow was feared and respected. Man experimented with it and it became the parent of an astonishing variety of instruments.
DAVID MUNROW re-creates the music and myth of early instruments before an invited audience. with ALAN LUMSDEN and guests DAVID WATKINS and JAMES TYLER
Written by DAVID MUNROW Produced by VICTOR POOLE
Series devised and directed by PAUL KRIWACZEK


Unknown: Alan Lumsden
Unknown: David Watkins
Unknown: James Tyler
Written By: David Munrow
Produced By: Victor Poole
Directed By: Paul Kriwaczek

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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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