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: Open University

6.40 Black Youth in Brent
7.30 The Philosophy of Science

: For Schools, Colleges

9.0 Twentieth-Century History: Israel and the Arab States (Repeat)
9.25 Television Club: A Place Like Home: Nick
9.47 Everyday Maths: The Last Count (Repeat)
10.10-10.30 Merry-go-Round: It Couldn't Happen to Me

11.5 It's Maths: Solid Shapes
11.30 Search
Who won the competition on the 1930s? Today's programme features the winning entry together with some of the children responsible for it and their teacher. There will also be a chance to see some of the programmes planned for "Search" next year. Presenter Noreen Bray


Presenter ("Search"): Noreen Bray
Producer ("Search"): Gwynn Pritchard

: Closedown

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme With CAROL LEADER
Chock-a-Block is chock-a-block with pictures to words that rhyme.
See what words ring Chock-a-block's rhyme chime today,


Unknown: Carol Leader
Music: Peter Gosling
Designer: Mina Martinez
Designer: Mary Penley-Edwards
Director: Nick Wilson
Producer: Michael Cole

: Midday News


: Wimbledon 81

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club.
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you 'the best seat in the house' for the fourth days play in the world's greatest tennis tournament.
ANN JONES, BILL THRELFALL and RICHARD EVANS are your commentators for the action on the Centre and No 1 Courts.
HARRY CARPENTER provides a full service of news and results from Wimbledon's 18 match courts.
Television presentation
Executive producer JONATHAN MARTIN


Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Unknown: Richard Evans
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: John Philips
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Unknown: John Vigar
Producer: Jonathan Martin

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Oscar, Kina and the Laser

The last of three episodes
Oscar, with the help of his magic laser, has tricked the kidnappers, rescued Tony and now they're hiding in a warehouse. But the gang is searching outside, determined to get the boy back. Story told by RAY BROOKS
Presented by DAPHNE JONES
Produced by SIGNO PRODUCTIONS, Spain


Told By: Ray Brooks
Presented By: Daphne Jones

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan

Twin Mounts

This summer an estimated 170,000 visitors will explore the spot where Jack the Giant Killer is supposed to have killed the giant. St Michael's Mount is a top attraction in the National Trust league, but few tourists realise it has a double - 150 miles off the Normandy coast of France.
Sarah reports on the French and Cornish Mounts.
Assistant editor Renny Rye Editor Biddy Baxter


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Assistant Editor: Renny Rye
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Regional news magazine

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today Scene Around Six

: Wimbledon 81

The Lawn Tennis Championships
HARRY CARPENTER reports direct from the All England Club, and introduces the best of the action, news and results from the fourth day's play.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Simon Bates.
Legs & Co
Recording (same title) of artists from series (record BELP 016, cassette zcf 016), from record shops


Presenter: Simon Bates
Dancers: Legs & Co
Choreographer: Flick Colby
Sound: Keith Gunn
Lighting: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Tony Burrough
Producer: Stanley Appel
Executive producer: Michael Hurll

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by DOUGLAS ADAMS adapted from the BBC Radio series in six parts, starring the voice of Peter Jones
David Dixon , Simon Jones Sandra Dickinson
Mark Wing-Davey , Richard Vernon
4: On board a giant construction platform deep inside the planet
Magrathea, Arthur Dent is astonished to learn that the Earth was not what it had seemed and astounded to learn that the small creatures he had called mice were not what they had seemed either.
But he is quite put out to learn d that they are after his brain and that the pleasant dinner party is certainly not what it seems.
Radiophonic music PADDY KINGSLAND
Animated sequences ROD LORD Sound MIKE MCCARTHY
Producer ALAN J. W. BELL


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: David Dixon
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Mike McCarthy
Producer: Alan J. W. Bell
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: David Dixon
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Sandra Dickinson
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Lunkwill: Antony Carrick
Fook: Timothy Davies
Majikthise: David Leland
Vroomfondel: Charles McKeown
Shooty: Matt Zimmerman
Bang Bang: Marc Smith

: Rings On Their Fingers

Free thinking new neighbours give Oliver fresh thoughts about holidays. They also prompt Sandy to think back to a very special old flame-but things are never quite what they seem to be! Friends and Neighbours featuring
Sub-titles on Cee/ax page 170


Unknown: Richard Waring
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Harold Snoad
Sandy: Starring Diane Keen
Oliver: And Martin Jarvis
Victor: Tim Barrett
Jennifer: Susan Jameson
David: David Simeon
David's father: Edward Burnham
Jennifer's mother: Stella Kemball
Reg: David Ashford
Kate: Karen Craig
Gerald: David Rayner
Cynthia: Carol Hawkins
Mrs Simmonds: Rosalind Ayres
Roger Grant: John Wyman
Removal man: Rex Graham

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: A Love Letter to Jack Benny

George Burns, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson conduct an affectionate postmortem on their old friend and one of America's best loved comedians, the late Jack Benny whose reputed meanness and violin playing made him a legend.
Featured in extracts from his last ten specials are Rochester, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingstone and other members of Jack's old gang. Among the many other stars appearing are Lucille Ball, Dean Martin Gregory Peck, President Ronald Reagan,
Frank Sinatra and John Wayne
Executive producers IRVING FENN and FRED DE CORDOVA


Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Johnny Carson
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Mel Blanc
Unknown: Mary Livingstone
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: John Wayne
Directed By: Norman Abbott
Executive Producer: Irving Fenn
Executive Producer: Fred De Cordova

: Hanging Fire: The state of Israel

The last of three programmes about the critical issues facing the Jewish nation. Fortress Zion
Two thousand years ago a group of religious zealots killed themselves at Masada, rather than submit to the Romans. Today making Israel and its borders secure still seems a sacred duty for the country's leaders. War and terrorism since the State was founded in 1948 have seen to that. In this light the occupation and settlement of the Arab West Bank can be seen. But many Israelis suspect that clinging to conquered land so stubbornly is threatening the very survival of the State.
Martin Young has been back to the ancient fortress to watch the Israeli Tank Corps proclaim ' Never again Masada' and to examine the fortress mentality.
Film editor COLIN KNIJFF
Film cameraman colin DEEHAN Producer PETER BATE
Executive producer JOHN REYNOLDS


Unknown: Martin Young
Editor: Colin Knijff
Producer: John Reynolds

: Starsky and Hutch

Tough and rough - but likeable and friendly. Two young cops walk a tightrope in the world of crime. starring
Photo-Finish Starsky and Hutch attend a high-society party which ends in murder. A friend's photograph should give them some positive clues but are of apparently negative value.


Unknown: Photo-Finish Starsky
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul

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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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