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: Open University

6.40 Rural Transport and Accessibility

7.5 Criteria of Purity

7.30 Computing - Compiling

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Stay at Clockwork Canyon


Told by: Richard Briers
Told by: Peter Hawkins

: Jackanory

Fanny and the Monsters
The first of a two-part story by PENELOPE LIVELY .
For Fanny's birthday treat in 1865, Aunt Caroline takes her to the Crystal Palace, where Fanny meets Dr Halliday and sees the prehistoric monsters.


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Aunt Caroline

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

The Terrible Trolley Trap

: Take Hart

With TONY HART and Morph
Tony uses the glossy paper, newspaper and tissue paper from the Caretaker's present to make several different pictures. Morpn attempts to break the air-speed record and Tony and Morph are both amazed by Mr Bennett s gift!


Unknown: With Tony Hart
Unknown: Mr Bennett

: Closedown

: Trumpton: The Window Cleaner


Music: Freddie Phillips

: Midday News


: Closedown

: DechrauCanu

Dechrau Canmol
Welsh hymn-singing
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Home on Sunday

with Roy Mason


Unknown: Roy Mason

: Play School

: Battle of the Planets

An animated series of science-fiction adventure stories. The Musical Mummy
Several scientists have mysteriously disappeared near a fairground. G-Force investigates and meets a sinister monster musician.

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Stopwatch

with Peter Purves , Susan King and Nigel Starmer-Smith
This week, Alan Jones , one of the world's leading motor racing drivers, answers questions put to him by two Stopwatch viewers.
Tracy Austin - look at her brilliant tennis career in the week she defends her US Open singles title. Also in the programme, gymnastics and soccer.
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Alan Jones
Director: Brian Rogers

: Fred Basset

Based on the characters created by ALEX GRAHAM


Unknown: Alex Graham
Unknown: Voices Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Victor Spinetti

: Evening News

with John Edmunds Weatherman


Unknown: John Edmunds

: Nationwide

The South East scene viewed through the eyes of the Nationwide team. All the news and features that make Nationwide Britain's most popular current affairs programme.


Producers: Andrew Clayton
Unknown: Ferrari Ian Squires
Editor: David Lloyd
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Medic 1-6

The first of two programmes The Holiday Invasion
Last year Nationwide's cameras followed one seaside doctor through the busiest week of his year as he coped with the huge workload brought about by the invasion of holidaymakers. Reporter TONY WILKINSON
Editor HUGH Williams (Part 2 tomorrow at 6.20 pm)


Reporter: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Paul Berriff
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Elvis! Roustabout

with Barbara Stanwyck
Leif Erickson , Joan Freeman
The travelling carnival owned by Maggie Morgan is struggling to survive until she hires itinerant singer Charlie Rogers as a ' roustabout ' - the carnival's general handyman. The inimitable Elvis sings, swings and fights to save the carnival from bankruptcy!
Screenplay by ANTHONY LAWRENCE and ALLAN WEISS from a story by ALLAN WEISS Produced by HAL WALLIS Directed by JOHN RICH Films: page 15


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Leif Erickson
Unknown: Joan Freeman
Singer: Charlie Rogers
Unknown: Anthony Lawrence
Unknown: Allan Weiss
Story By: Allan Weiss
Produced By: Hal Wallis
Directed By: John Rich
Charlie Rogers: Elvis Presley
Maggie Morgan: Barbara Stanwyck
Cathy Lean: Joan Freeman
Joe Lean: Leif Erickson
Madame Mijanou: Sue Anne Langdon
Harry Carver: Pat Buttram
Marge: Joan Staley
Arthur Nielson: Dabs Greer
Fred: Steve Brodie
College student: Norman Grabowski
LOU: Jack Albertson
Hazel: ' Jane Dll0

: Potter

written by ROY CLARKE starring Arthur Lowe with John Barron , Noël Dyson
When Potter and Aileen visit their pop promoter son, Rodney, it turns out to be the longest day of his life!


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Barron
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Redvers Potter: Arthur Lowe
Aileen Potter: Noël Dyson
Rodney: David Troughton
Myra: Marguerite Hardiman
North Face Pop Group: Dominic Letts
North Face Pop Group: Anthony Arundell
North Face Pop Group: Roger Martin
North Face Pop Group: David Huscroft
Jane: Brenda Cowling
Vicar: John Barron
Film director: Paul Prescott
Hotel maid: Maggie Ryder
Lady with the dog: Gretchen Franklin
Hotel manager: John Pennington

: Nine O'Clock News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Ladies from Hell

Sixty-five years ago this autumn the kilted regiments of Britain earned themselves a new name - the Ladies from Hell. It happened at Loos in France, where every single Highland regiment joined together for the first time in battle with the Germans.
Forty years ago the kilt was worn into battle officially for the last time. It had been proscribed as unsuitable for modern warfare. Yet it still kept turning up. There were reports of kilts being smuggled into the western desert. When Japan surrendered at Singapore, a kilted soldier was there to pipe up the Union Jack.
Throughout the ages, tradition and dress have been of outstanding importance to Highland regiments. But how relevant are they in 1980 when dealing with a road block in Ulster? Tonight's film looks at some of the advantages, some of the disadvantages and some of the unabashed glamour of being a kilted soldier.
Film editor BARBARA PLUCK Producer AUDREY HOLMES Director


Narrator: Richard Baker
Editor: Barbara Pluck
Producer: Audrey Holmes
Unknown: Catherine McFarlane

: Play for Today: Just a Boys' Game

by Peter McDougall
with Frankie Miller

Jake is brought up trying to emulate his grandfather whom he sees as a living legend, a ' hard man'. As the old man dies he destroys the legend and, ironically, the boy proves himself the hard man.


Writer: Peter McDougall
Producer: Richard Eyre
Director: John Mackenzie
Jake McQuillen: Frankie Miller
Dancer Dunnichy: Ken Hutchison
Tanza: Gregor Fisher
Grannie: Jean Taylor Smith
Granda: Hector Nicol
Jane: Katherine Stark
Bella: Jan Wilson
Mental Dan: Jim Byars
Betty: Gaylie Runciman
Betty's boyfriend: James Morrison
Men entering pub: Bill Riddoch
Men entering pub: Alexander West
Mary, the barmaid: Irene Sunters
Pub manager: Martin Cochrane
Insulted girl: Elaine Collins
Girl's boyfriend: Freddie Boardley
Dunky McKafferty: Billy Greenleas
Boy in loo: Michael Malone
Young team boy: Hamish Taylor
Young team boy: Eddie Kane
Young team boy: David Fulton
Young team boy: Billy Faulds
Young team boy: Douglas Sanachan
Young team boy: Andrew Burns
Young team boy: Jimmy Fisher
Group in pub: The Cuban Heels
Man outside pub: James Kennedy
Woman outside pub: Myra Forsyth
Andy, the policeman: David Voss
Archie, the policeman: Peter Davidson
Man in close: Jimmy Martin
Woman in close: Katy Gardiner
Woman in grocer's: Mairhi Russell
Willie, the foreman: Jackie Farrell
Boy apprentice: John Butterly
Toilet John: Ken Henderson
Welder: Campbell Morrison
Man on crane: James Boyce
Bella's son: Barry Malone
George in icecream van: Billy Jeffrey
First man at Bella's: John Murtagh
Second man at Bella's: Johnny Adam
Man at snooker hall: Ray Jeffrey
Man at garage: David Anderson
Hettie at garage: Eileen McCallum
Jake's mother: Shenah Douglas
Jake's aunt: Ivy Val
Uncle Willie: Ron Paterson

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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