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: Open University

6.40 Keynes and War Economy. 7.5 Rich Law, Poor Law? 7.30 The Suez Crisis.

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 A Good Job with Prospects Caring for Children
9.30 Biology
Artificial Selection
9.52 Communicate!
10: Mounting a Campaign
After seeing an RSPCA film showing the brutal killings of seal pups for their coats, some young people in Wolverhampton decide to mount their own campaign. Series producer ANDRÉE MOLYNEUX Producer BRUCE JAMSON
10.15 Music Time
The Story of Lieutenant Kije
A puppet film with music by Prokofiev. Presenters
Animation by bora AND HARDWICK Music from the series (record REC 362, cassette zcm 362), from record shops
10.38 Maths Topics Statistics
11.0-11.20 Merry-go-Round When We Won the Cup
Supporters of the 1979 FA Cup Final teams told ' Merry-go-Round' about the contest in their own words, pictures and music. Produced by ROSANNA HIBBERT
11.40 General Studies
New Departures


Producer: Bruce Jamson
Unknown: Kathryn Harries
Unknown: Peter Combe
Produced By: Rosanna Hibbert
Narrator: Peter Settelen
Voice of the Tsar: Leo McKern
Voice of the Chancellor: Tony Robinson
Voice of Princess Sasha: Patricia Hodge

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

with Donny MacLeod Marian Foster
Bob Langley and Bob Hall
Meet The Medal Chasers: in the lunchtime programme, Olympic competitors talk about their hopes and aspirations as they prepare to chase gold at the Moscow Games. Today's guest: swimmer Duncan Goodhew
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Bob Hall
Unknown: Duncan Goodhew
Editor: Jim Dumighan

: How Do You Do?

Introduced by CARMEN MUNRO Rainy Day illustrated by JOAN HICKSON
Musical director PETER PETTINGER Designer JOHN HOLLAND
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATZ Written and directed by CAROLE WARD


Introduced By: Carmen Munro
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Illustrated By: Percussion Greg Knowles
Director: Peter Pettinger
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Cynthia Felgatz
Directed By: Carole Ward

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures The Letter
2.18 Out of the Past
Georgian England: Mary Ann
2.40 Going to Work
The Apprentices: engineering is the backbone of British industry. What is it like to be an apprentice in an industry undergoing rapid technological change? Narrator JOHN DUNN Producer ROY THOMPSON


Unknown: Mary Ann
Narrator: John Dunn
Producer: Roy Thompson

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
Father, Lord of all creation (Abbot's Leigh); we sing the praise of Him who died (Bow Brickhill): Who is on the Lord's side? (Armageddon); When all thy mercies (Contemplation); Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (Thornbury); Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton); Now thank we all our God (Nun danket); Christians, lift your hearts and voices (Westminster Abbey)

: Play School

Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Thomas


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Deputy Dawg

Space Invitation

: Jackanory

with Sarah Porter
The Tales of Beatrix Potter
Today: ' The Tale of Peter Rabbit and 'The Tale of Benjamin Bunny ' Now my dears,' said old Mrs Rabbit, ' You may go into the fields or down the lane. but don't go into Mr McGregor's garden ... But Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin ignore this warning-with serious consequences!
This is the first of a week of BEATRIX POTTER 'S best-loved stories, all set in the Lake District.


Unknown: Sarah Porter
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Peter Rabbit
Unknown: Benjamin Bunny
Unknown: Peter Rabbit
Unknown: Benjamin
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Lake District.

: Heyyy, at's the King

The Carnival Caper

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner, Tina Heath
"I name this ship..."
With the traditional crash of a champagne bottle, Tina launches the latest cross-channel ferry at Harland and Woolff's shipyard in Belfast. Watch out for details of a competition that could win you a trip on the ferry's maiden voyage.


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

: Paddington

Do-it-Yourself by MICHAEL BOND


Unknown: Michael Hordern

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: 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.
Deputy editor DAVID LLOYD
Editor HUGH Williams


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
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'll be puzzling over faces, places, facts, figures and films from 50 years of sporting action.
Guests this week include:
Angela Smith , Lorna Vincent Ray Wilkins
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITS BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: Angela Smith
Unknown: Lorna Vincent
Unknown: Ray Wilkins
Director: Mike Adley
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaits

: Blake's Seven: Death Watch

by Chris Boucher
The 12th in a series of 13 episodes
starring Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce, Steven Pacey and Josette Simon
The ritual war fought by two professional champions seems like the ultimate spectator sport. But when they find that Servalan is one of the judges, the crew of the Liberator realise that they cannot just stand by and watch.

Record (same title) RESL 58 from record shops


Writer/Script Editor: Chris Boucher
Series created by: Terry Nation
Music By: 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
Vinni: Mark Elliott
Max: Stewart Bevan
Commentator: David Sibley
Karla: Kathy Iddon

: Panorama

Cuts Both Ways
The passage of Proposition 13 cut Californians' property tax (rates) in half, and anti-tax campaigner HOWARD JARVIS is now trying to halve income tax. The tax revolt attracted the attention of the whole Western world, and made Jarvis a hero to over-taxed middle-classes everywhere - especially in Britain. Should we do the same here?
Tom Mangold investigates how the Golden State's economy has been affected and how public services have fared.


Unknown: Howard Jarvis
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producer: John Penycate
Editor: Elwyn Parry
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Nine O'Clock News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Monday Film: The Child Stealer

Beau Bridges , Blair Brown
Divorced from his attractive wife Jan, David is allowed to see his two daughters only once a week and quickly comes to resent his role as a ' Sunday father'. Fearing that he will lose them altogether if Jan remarries, he devises a desperate plan. This made-for-TV movie deals with a highly topical and controversial subject-and a problem that occurs thousands of times each year in America.
Screenplay by SUE MILBURN
Produced by hugh eenson Directed by MEL DAMSKI
(First showingon British television) Films: page 25


Unknown: Beau Bridges
Unknown: Blair Brown
Play By: Sue Milburn
Produced By: Hugh Eenson
Directed By: Mel Damski
David Rodman: Beau Bridges
Jan Rodman: Blair Brown
Pam Rodman: Tracey Gold
Andrea Rodman: Lauri Hendler
Jack Farnham: David Groh
Karen Thomas: Christina Raines
Beck: Eugene Roche
Van Herrick: Phillip K Allen
Dan Miller: William Bryant
Demas: Alan Fudge
Hoskins: Lee Wallace
Houghton: Robert Doqui
Jordan: Arthur A Rosenberg

: Film 80

Barry Norman presents a weekly round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the movie world.
Murder by Decree: starring Christopher Plummer as Sherlock Holmes and James Mason as Dr Watson, in the latest mystery which involves royal marital indiscretions and Jack the Ripper. North Dallas Forty: starring Nick Nolte as a professional ball-player who reaches a crisis point in his life when he realises he will never be as good as he was yesterday.
The Role: directed by Shyam Benegal , it tells the story of a famous Indian actress who starts with nothing and ends with success, but without any of life's fulfilments.
Studio director KEITH STEWART Producer PHlLIP CHILVERS


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Nick Nolte
Directed By: Shyam Benegal
Director: Keith Stewart
Producer: Phllip Chilvers

: Family History

The second of five programmes presented by GORDON HONEYCOMBE. In 1828, Samuel George Davey Honeycombe, Gordon's greatgrandfather, was born in Devonport. But he kept his early life a secret. Did he have anything to hide?
Book, Discovering Your Family History, hardback f5.75, paperback 13.50, from bookshops


Presented By: Gordon Honeycombe.
Unknown: Samuel George Davey

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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.

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