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: Open University

6.40 Systems Engineering

7.5 Engineering Dynamics

7.30 Colour Photography

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.5-9.20 Appuntamento in Italia Usanze e costumi
10.15-10.20 Merry-go-Round
Keep Up with the Times: 6
10.35 Going to Work
Armed Forces
11.0-11.20 Hyn o Fyd. Cloi'r gyfres
(11.0-11.20 Scotland, N Ireland close)

: You and Me

Dressing Up

: For Schools, Colleges

Exploring Science
Forces and Movement

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Trent Bridge Second Day
Further coverage

: Camberwick Green

Stories from the series (record REC 263, cassette ZCM 263), from record shops


Puppets, script and production: Gordon Murray

: Midday News


: For Schools, Colleges

Access to Television
Three groups of school pupils are given the opportunity to make a film, under their own control, on a subject they feel strongly about. Series producer ROGER TONGE


Producer: Roger Tonge

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from Trent Bridge
Second Day: further coverage Introduced by PETER WEST Commentators


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Jim Laker
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Commentator: Mike Smith
TV presentation: Nick Hunter
TV presentation: Bill Taylor

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Story: Mr Archimedes' Bath by PAMELA ALLEN Presenters
Carol Chell , Don Spencer
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, fl.50, from bookshops. Play On (record REC 332, cassette zcm 332); Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, or cassette MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Baggy Pants and the Nitwits: Shanghaied; Doctor Sy Klops

Today: Shanghied and Doctor Sy Klops

: The Red Hand Gang: The Mystery Boat

Last episode of a five-part serial

The gang send out a distress signal.
A D'Angelo/Bullock/Allen production


Frankie: Matthew Laborteaux
J.R.: J.R. Miller
Joanne: Jolie Newman
Li'l Bill: Johnny Brogna
Doc: James Bond III

: In the Limelight with Lesley

Lesley Judd invites a celebrity guest to answer questions from an audience of 50 children. Today: The Prime Minister, The Rt Hon
Margaret Thatcher.
Studio director ALAN RUSSELL Producer SARAH HELLINGS


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Director: Alan Russell
Producer: Sarah Hellings

: The Wombles

: Evening News

Christopher Morris ; Weatherman


Unknown: Christopher Morris

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West Scene Around Six
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today present news and views in your area tonight. Then at 6.20 news and features Nationwide

: It's a Knockout

Three towns compete for a place in the Italian heat of Jeux sans Frontieres
Tonight: Bridlington v Ryedale v Scarborough
Introduced from Castle Howard by Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Stuart Hall
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Referee: Mike Swann
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Tony Harrison
Producer: Geoff Wilson
Executive Producer: Barney Colehan

: Citizen Smith

The Final Try written by JOHN SULLIVAN , starring
The proposed tour of a South African multi-racial rugby team seems too good an opportunity for the TPF to miss in the furtherance of their anti-fascist ideals.
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH Film recordist JOHN GATLAND Film editor HEATHER SMALL
Designer TONY SNOADEN. Producer RAY BUTT


Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: John Gatland
Designer: Tony Snoaden.
Wolfie Smith: Robert Lindsay
Ken: Michael Grady
Mum: Hilda Braid
Dad: Tony Steedman
Tucker: Anthony Millan
Speed: George Sweeney
Ronnie Lynch: David Garfield
Mandy: Susie Baker
Mr Van Botha: Ronald Leigh Hunt

: Ripping Yarns

Three films by MICHAEL PALIN and TERRY JONES Whinfrey's Last Case starring Michael Palin also starring
Maria Aitken , Anthony Carrick Edward Hardwicke Richard Hurndall
Jack May, Gerald Sim
Dashing, debonair Gerald Whin frey saves his country twice a week. But in 1913 a German plot -to start the First World War without telling anyone - coincides with his holiday. Where will Whinfrey's priorities lie? A knockabout tale of international intrigue. Suitable for some children.
Executive producer SYDNEY LOTTERBY Director ALAN j. w. BELL


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Anthony Carrick
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Gerald Sim
Unknown: Gerald Whin
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Director: Alan J.
Gerald Whinfrey: Michael Palin
Mrs Otway: Maria Aitken
Admiral Jefferson: Anthony Carrick
Mr Girton: Edward Hardwicke
Mr Carne: Richard Hurndall
General Chapman: Jack May
Lord Raglan: Gerald Sim
Meat lorry driver: Steve Conway
Barmaid: Ann Way
Smooth German: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Man in club: Anthony Woodruff
Mr Ferris: Charles McKeown
Mr Vinney: Patrick Bailey
Another Eddie: Philip Clayton-Gore
Army captain: Roy Sampson

: Points of View

Barry Took discusses your views about BBC Television programmes
Please write to: Points of View. BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT Barry Took 's preview: page 17


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Took

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore
Weekend Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: D-Day, the Sixth of June

A feature film starring
Robert Taylor , Dana Wynter
Richard Todd , Edmond O'Brien
It is the dawn of D-Day, 6 June 1944 British Lt-Col John Wynter and American Capt Brad Parker are standing on the deck of their assault craft as it nears the Normandy beach, preparing for their part in the invasion. Both men, however, are thinking of the same girl ...
Screenplay by IVAN MOFFAT , HARRY BROWN Based on the novel by LIONEL SHAPIRO Produced by CHARLES BRACKETT Directed by HENRY KOSTER Films: page 15


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Dana Wynter
Unknown: Richard Todd
Unknown: Edmond O'Brien
Unknown: John Wynter
Unknown: Brad Parker
Unknown: Ivan Moffat
Unknown: Harry Brown
Novel By: Lionel Shapiro
Produced By: Charles Brackett
Directed By: Henry Koster
Brad Parker: Robert Taylor
John Wynter: Richard Todd
Valerie: Dana Wynter
Col Timmer: Edmond O'Brien
Brig Russell: John Williams
Raymond Boyce: Jerry Paris
Dan Stenick: Robert Gist
David Archer: Richard Stapley
Maj Mills: Ross Elliott
Col Harkens: Alex Finlayson
Coat-room attendant: Cyril Delevanti
Georgina: Maria Brown

: LONDON Rosie

Starring PAUL GREEN-
WOOD. PCs Penrose and Wilmot go into the country. So embarrassing to mislay a police car and muck-spreaders are not the ideal vehicles to be in pursuit of ... SOUTH WEST Newswatch - The Argonauts: From Plymouth's Millbay Docks on the eve of the Royal Western/Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race, with CLARE FRANCIS , LIBBY PURVES and FRANK WINTLE.
WEST Movie Magic -Magic for Tomorrow?: In the last programme GWYN RICHARDS shows six contemporary films about the West,
SOUTH The Argonauts: From Plymouth's Millbay Docks on the eve of the Royal Western/Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race, with CLARE FRANCIS , LIBBY ruRVES and FRANK WINTLE.
MIDLANDS Straight Talk: DR MARTIN COLE made headlines with his sex educational film Growing Up. Today his work using surrogate partners is still going on Have his attitudes changed? The presenter is MIKE DORNAN.
EAST Weekend: A magazine programme about life in the Eastern counties. Introduced by JOHN MOUNTFORD.
NORTH The Enemy Camp: In the second of three programmes, RICHARD WAIN-WRIGHT, Liberal mp for Colne Valley, criticises the Government's record before an entirely ' hostile ' audience.
NORTH EAST Most Heroic: Some well known Northern people choose and illustrate the heroes they admire. This week: ERIC ROBSON talks to JOYCE GREN -FELL, writer and entertainer.
NORTH WEST Home Ground: BRIAN REDHEAD looks at the future of the Shot-ton steelworks and the implications for those still working there and those recently made redundant.


Unknown: Starring Paul
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Frank Wintle.
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Dr Martin Cole
Unknown: Mike Dornan.
Introduced By: John Mountford.
Unknown: Joyce Gren

: Starsky and Hutch

Tough and rough - but likeable and friendly. Two young policemen walk a tightrope in the world of crime. Starring and Jo-Jo
Starsky and Hutch race to the aid of a young woman who is being viciously attacked. But their rescue bid lands them in big trouble -it ruins a carefully planned FBI stake-out set up to capture the elusive boss of a narcotics ring.
Produced by JOSEPH NAAR


Written By: Michael Mann
Produced By: Joseph Naar
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Huggy Bear: Antonio Fargas
Captain Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Jo-Jo: Stephen Davies
Bettin: Alan Fudge
Nick Domnarris: Robert Riesel
Stella: Frank Ryan
Linda Mascelli: Linda Scruggs

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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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