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: Open University

6.40 Beginning M101

7.5 Symbols and Equations

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 A Good Job with Prospects
Technical and Business Education What happens after school - a job or more study? This week this series looks at the alternative study in a college of further education.
Series producer MIKE HARRISON -
9.30 Biology
Microbeam and Man
9.52 Communicate! 4: Cartoonist
The film shows how PETER MAD-DOCKS, free-lance cartoonist, produces his cartoons and co-operates with SUZY BENGHIAT on a cartoon-strip cookery book. Directed by PAUL WILLEY
Series producer ANDREE MOLYNEUX
10.15 Music Time Clap and Tap
Some detective work to track down the finder of a lost glove. Rhythm patterns provide the clues. Presenters
CHARLES GALLOWAY (Scottish bagpipes)
BRENT FORBES (bass guitar)
10.38 Maths Topics
Trigonometry: 4
11.0 Merry-go-Round
A Church: The church building dominates many British communities. ' Merry-go-Round ' finds out about it and how it is used today. Produced by ROSANNA HIBBERT


Producer: David Pearson
Producer: Mike Harrison
Unknown: Suzy Benghiat
Directed By: Paul Willey
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Unknown: Kathryn Harries
Unknown: Peter Combe
Unknown: Charles Galloway
Guitar: Stephen Henderson
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Produced By: Rosanna Hibbert

: You and Me: Will It Mend

Book 14 (same title) £1.00 from bookshops

: For Schools, Colleges

General Studies
Technology - Anyone's Guess Alternatives

: Closedown

: Midday News

Weather jack SCOTT

: Pebble Mill at One

Donny MacLeod , Marian Foster Bob Langley and Bob Hall
The popular lunchtime programme with a varied menu of informality, information and interesting guests. Including Good and Fresh: vegetable cookery with Gail Duff ,
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Bob Hall
Unknown: Gail Duff
Editor: Jim Dumighan

: How Do You Do?

Introduced by CARMEN MUNRO Finding Out
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Written and directed by CAROLE WARD


Introduced By: Carmen Munro
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Directed By: Carole Ward

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures
The Magic Fish
2.18 Out of the Past
The Horse at War
2.40 Going to Work They're at College
Why bother going to college? What courses are available? How do you apply? Students at a college of further education say why they're there.


Narrator: John Dunn
Producer: Peter Gordon

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

from Mayfield, Sussex

: Play School

: Touche Turtle

A cartoon series
Duel Control

: Jackanory: Pepito: Friendship

by Nina Warner Hooke
With Steve Hodson

Pepito was a small mongrel terrier with a stumpy tail and big ears. But his eyes were bright as buttons and said, as plainly as if he could speak: 'I'm not like the rest '.
Today: Friendship


Storyteller: Steve Hodson
Author: Nina Warner Hooke
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Michael Kerrigan

: Playhouse

The Crystal Well by KAY MCMANUS based on The Water of Life by THE BROTHERS GRIMM
The King of Braconia is near to death, and it seems that only the water of life will save him. How are his three sons to find the magical well in the Enchanted Castle?
Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Kay McManus
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe
King of Braconia: Dennis Edwards
Roderick: Brendan Price
Calum: Simon Chandler
Benedict: Richard Austin
Princess: Yolande Palfrey
Chancellor: Geoffrey Chater
Old man: Jimmy Gardner
Royal physician: Cameron Miller

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom
Christopher Wenner , Tina Heath
Deep in the heart of Buckinghamshire, lepidopterist Margaret Beer has come up with a world first. By breeding death's-head hawk moths in captivity she has succeeded where international experts have failed. Blue Peter film cameras were there and reveal the secret of her remarkable success.
Producer RENNY RYE
Assistant editor JOHN ADCOCK Editor BIDDY BAXTER
Book 16 (same title) £1.50 from bookshops


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Christopher Wenner
Unknown: Tina Heath
Unknown: Margaret Beer
Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: 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 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.
With Casey's Tales: Luke Casey continues his search for unlikely tales and finds himself in York discovering the story of the lost Roman Legion.
Tonight-as a major festival of Irish arts begins in London - Nationwide celebrates by teaming up with its colleagues from Scene Around Six in Belfast. The programme includes a look at the Irish community in London and hears from musicians and artists taking part in the festival.


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

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman
Emlyn Hughes andGareth Edwards captain two teams of sporting celebrities who'll be puzzling over faces, places, facts, figures and films from 50 years of sporting action.
Guests this week
Lorna Boothe , Andy Gray Mike Hailwood , John Lowe
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Lorna Boothe
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Mike Hailwood
Unknown: John Lowe
Director: Mike Adley

: Blake's Seven: The Harvest of Kairos

by Ben Steed
The fifth in a series of 13 episodes
starring Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce, Steven Pacey, Josette Simon with Andrew Burt and Frank Gatliff
A mysterious death awaits anyone who remains on the planet Kairos after the harvest week. When Servalan captures the Liberator it is on Kairos that she maroons the crew...


Writer: Ben Steed
Music: Dudley Simpson
Studio Lighting: Brian Clemett
Script Editor: Chris Boucher
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Producer: David Maloney
Director: Gerald Blake
Avon: Paul Darrow
Cally: Jan Chappell
Vila: Michael Keating
Servalan: Jacqueline Pearce
Tarrant: Steven Pacey
Dayna: Josette Simon
Zen: Peter Tuddenham
Jarvik: Andrew Burt
Dastor: Frank Gatliff
Shad: Anthony Gardner
Carlon: Sam Davies
Guard: Charles Jamieson

: Panorama

Mercy or Murder? - the Abortion Debate
On Thursday Parliament debates the latest in a long line of attempts to toughen the law which allows abortion. This time it looks as if the attempt by Conservative mp
John Corrie will be successful. Tonight, Panorama investigates how the current law operates and examines what could happen if the new amendments to the law are passed.
Reporter James Bellini


Unknown: John Corrie
Reporter: James Bellini
Producer: Michael Hogan
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Monday Film: 11 Harrowhouse

Charles Grodin Candice Bergen , James Mason Trevor Howard , John Gielgud
' No one ever beats the system - in fact, no one's even tried it.' The 1 system' is what guards the 12-billion-dollars' worth of diamonds, stored under the floor of the elegant London headquarters of the world's largest diamond merchants. For Chesser, the risk seems a fair one and so begins one of the most ingenious robberies of all time. It is a theft which - if successful - will upset not only the directors of No 11, but also the world money markets ...
Screenplay by JEFFREY BLOOM
Basedonthenovel11Harrowhoust Street by GERALD A. BROWNE Produced by ELLIOTT KASTNER
Directed by ARAM AVAKIAN. Films: page 23


Unknown: Charles Grodin Candice Bergen
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Jeffrey Bloom
Unknown: Gerald A. Browne
Produced By: Elliott Kastner
Directed By: Aram Avakian.
Chesser: Charles Grodin
Maren: Candice Bergen
Meecham: John Gielgud
Clyde Massey: Trevor Howard
Watts: James Mason
Coglin: Peter Vaughan
Lady Bolding: Helen Cherry
Miller: Jack Watson
Fitzmaurice: Jack Watling
Mr Wildenstein: Cyril Shaps
Toland: Leon Greene
Hickey: Joe Powell

: Film 80

Presented by Barry Norman
The Human Factor: who is the double agent in the British Secret Service? Nicol Williamson, Richard Attenborough and Robert Morley are among the stars of director Otto Preminger 's screen version of the Graham Greene novel.
10: does life begin at 40? Dudley Moore thinks not as he grapples with the conflict of his longstanding relationship with Julie Andrews and his obsession with the stunning newcomer Bo Derek. Middle Age Crazy: on location in Canada Bruce Dern and Ann-Margret comment on their roles in a comedy about the currently popular theme of coping with a mid-life crisis.
Director JANE LUSH


Presented By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Robert Morley
Director: Otto Preminger
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Bo Derek.

: Ancestral Voices

The last of five programmes
Legends from both East and West emphasise the magical power of stringed instruments which could influence the body, the soul and all of Nature.
DAVID MUNROW re-creates the magic and myth of early instruments before an invited audience. With ALAN LUMSDEN and guests JOHN LEACH and RUDRANI BALAKRISHNAN
Written by DAVID MUNROW Produced by VICTOR POOLE
Series devised and directed by PAUL KRIWACZEK


Unknown: Alan Lumsden
Unknown: John Leach
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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