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: Open University

6.40 Carbonates

7.5 The Kenyan Small Farmer

7.30 Organosilicon Compounds

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Flower Show

: Jackanory

Today: Return to Aysgirth's Folly

: Jigsaw

: Why Don't You?

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Bod

Bod and the Cherry Tree

: The Painted Hills

A film starring Lassie with Paul Kelly , Bruce Cowling Gary Gray
When an old prospector is murdered for his share in a rich gold-strike his faithful collie dog Shep sets out to avenge his master's death.
Screenplay by TRUE BOARDMAN , based on the novel Shep of the Painted Hills by ALEXANDER HULL


Unknown: Paul Kelly
Unknown: Bruce Cowling
Unknown: Gary Gray
Play By: True Boardman
Unknown: Alexander Hull
Produced By: Chester M. Franklin
Directed By: Harold F. Kress
Shep: Lassie
Jonathan Harvey: Paul Kelly
Lin Taylor: Bruce Cowling
Tommy Blake: Gary Gray
Pilot Pete: Art Smith

: Olympic Grandstand

The latest
Olympic news, action and results introduced by Frank Bough including
Athletics Finals
The final session of competition in the Lenin Stadium with ten gold medals to be won including Men's 1500m
This is the glamour event of any Olympic track and field programme. And never more so than at these Games with the likely clash of joint world record holders for the distance, SEBASTIAN COE and STEVE OVETT , who also holds the world mile record, and came to the Games unbeaten over 1500m since May 1977. Which of the two Britons will be the master on the day - or will an outsider topple these two great athletes who have dominated this event in recent seasons?
Men's 5,000m
MIRUTS YIFTER of Ethiopia has the fastest time in the world this year and is one of the men DAVID MOOR-CROFT must beat in what is sure to be another classic Olympic final.
The Marathon
The most historic of the Olympic athletics events commemorates an epic run to Athens by a Greek messenger after the Battle of Marathon in 490BC. Today's winner will run 26 miles 385 yards in just over two hours. Britain's trio are former European and Commonwealth champion IAN THOMPSON , BERNIE FORD and DAVID BLACK. Plus
Women's 1500m
Men's High Jump Women's Discus
Men's 4 x 100m Relay
Women's 4 x 100m Relay Men's 4 x 400m Relay
Women's 4 x 400m Relay Commentators
DAVID COLEMAN, RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY and action reports from today's other Olympic events which include the men's volleyball final, canoeing finals and judo.


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: Ian Thompson
Unknown: Bernie Ford
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey

: Evening News

with John Edmunds ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Olympic Grandstand


: Des O'Connor Tonight

Another chance to see this successful series starring Des O'Connor who plays host to some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America. Des sings, jokes and talks with his guests from both sides of the Atlantic. Tonight's special guests are from Los Angeles: Tom Dreesen from London Helen Shapiro from Limerick: Terry Wogan
Orchestra directed by COLIN KEYES Executive producer JAMES Mom Producer MARCUS PLANTIN


Unknown: Tom Dreesen
Unknown: Helen Shapiro
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Marcus Plantin

: Points of View

Barry Took presents your points of view about the Olympic Games.


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Tim Simmons

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world including Olympic Report
Weekend Weather JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Peter Woods
Unknown: Jack Scott

: Starsky and Hutch

Hutch meets beautiful Gillian Ingram and they fall in love. It is as simple as that - or is it?


Directed By: George McCowan
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Huggy Bear: Antonio Fargas
Captain Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Mrs Grossman: Sylvia Sidney
Gillian: Karen Carlson
Al Grossman: Mike Kellin
Nancy Rogers: Diana Canova
Harry Blower: Richard Foronjy

: I Didn't Know You Cared

Don't Answer That
Pat has young executive problems. but the Brandon menfolk make their move only to find that Lofty Saltmarsh has been there before them.


Written By: Peter Tinniswood
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Uncle Mort: Robin Bailey
Mr Brandon: John Comer
Mrs Brandon: Liz Smith
Carter Brandon: Keith Drinkel
Pat: Liz Goulding
Uncle Stavely: Leslie Sarony
Linda Preston: Deirdre Costello
Olive Scrimshaw: Diana Harker
Lofty Saltmarsh: Dudley Jones

: The Late Film: The Trials of Oscar Wilde

starring Peter Finch with John Fraser
Yvonne Mitchell , James Mason
Peter Finch - often associated with extrovert and adventure roles - gives a memorable performance as the victim of one of the most infamous trials in legal history. Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted whilst at the pinnacle of his career as a playwright, and the height of his fame as a wit and socialite. He was pilloried not only for his homosexuality, but because of his refusal to accept the hypocrisy of those around him.
Screenplay by KEN HUGHES based on the play The Stringed Lute by JOHN FURNELL and Trials of Oscar Wilde by MONTGOMERY HYDE
Produced by HAROLD HUTH
Directed by KEN HUGHES. Films: page 15


Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Play By: Ken Hughes
Unknown: John Furnell
Produced By: Harold Huth
Directed By: Ken Hughes.
Oscar Wilde: Peter Finch
Edward Carson: James Mason
Constance Wilde: Yvonne Mitchell
Sir Edward Clarke: Nigel Patrick
Lord Alfred Douglas: John Fraser
The Marquis of Queensberry: Lionel Jeffries
Ada Leverson: Maxine Audley
Wood: James Booth
Lady Wilde: Sonia Dresdel
Robbie Ross: Emrys Jones
Frank Harris: Paul Rogers

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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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