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: Open University

6.40 Plants: Problems with Water. 7.5 Porcelain. 7.3* Time for a Change.

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Encounter: France
Land and Sea: Fecamp

9.53 Rendez-vous: France
Sur Mer et sur Terre: Fecamp

10.10 Look and Read: Dark Towers: 1: Dark Towers in Danger!
Tracy and her dog Towser meet the owners of Dark Towers, a strange old house, and receive a mysterious, ghostly message.
Written by Andrew Davies
with Sean Barrett, David Collings, Gary Russell, Juliet Waley, Denise Coffey, Charles Collingwood, Katie Hebb, Derek Griffiths, Julie Stevens and Flak
Producer SUE WEEKS

10.35 Resource Unit: History: The Voice of the People

11.0-11.15 Watch!: Transport: Boats

11.38 Artists in Print
Norman Ackroyd takes his etching plates to the White Horse Hill, Uffington.
(First shown on BBC2)
Book (same title), £9.95, from bookshops

12.5 pm General Studies: The Silicon Factor: What's It All About?


Written By: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Gary Rissell
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Katie Hebb
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Norman Ackroyd

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE only: Financial Report, and News Headlines with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Jim Bacon

: Pebble Mill at One

Star guest is one of the wizards of American dance, tap dancer Honi Coles , and music comes from the Pete Allen Jazz Band.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Honi Coles
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme What's in the Wind
Herons flapping to their nests in the' treetops, buzzards and falcons soaring over the hills, rooks returning to their nooks in a ruined abbey.
Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS
Film editor ANDREW JOHNSTON Producer MICHAEL COLE (Repeat)


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Editor: Andrew Johnston
Producer: Michael Cole

: You and Me

Is There a Letter?

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14 Des Ie Debut
Asking the Way; Instructions; Asking the Time
2.30 English
An Inspector Calls: 1 by J. B. PRIESTLEY
A new production in three episodes with and Producer RONALD SMEDLEY


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Directed By: Michael Simpson
Arthur Birling: Nigel Davenport
Sybil Birling: Margaret Tyzack
Gerald Croft: Simon Ward
Inspector Goole: Bernard Hepton
Sheila Birling: Sarah Berger
Eric Birling: David Sibley
Edna: Jean Leppard

: Closedown

: ODroiDro

Quiz on a filmed journey through Wales
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant with Anita Dobson , Christopher Beeny Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical arrangements by JONATHAN COHEN
Director JOHN SMITH Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Anita Dobson
Unknown: Christopher Beeny
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Arrangements By: Jonathan Cohen
Director: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: Screen Test

The first of 11 film observation quizzes in which Brian Trueman puts questions to contestants from THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Jedburgh and ST ALOYSIUS ' COLLEGE, Glasgow, who will look at scenes from He's Your Dog Charlie Brown , For Your Eyes Only, Busy Bodies, Sleeping Beauty, Curse of the Demon, Armageddon Fantasy, two top entries in the Young Film-makers' Competition.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Unknown: St Aloysius
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Produced By: John Buttery

: Willo the Wisp

Games with Edna With voices Of KENNETH WILLIAMS
Written and directed by NICK SPARGO


Unknown: Edna With
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
With FRANK BOUGH, SUE LAWLEY RICHARD KERSHAW , HUGH SCULLY and SUE COOK with contributions from regional presenters in BBC studios throughout the country. The reporting team : LUKE CASEY PATTIE COLDWELL , JOHN HITCHINS JAMES HOGG , BILL KERR ELLIOTT LAURIE MAYER , FRAN MORRISON
TONY WILKINSON , NICHOLAS WOOLLEY and GLYN' WORSNIP travel the country to bring you details of the way life is Nationwide.
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: Angels

by SHEILA YEGER featuring Kathryn Apanowicz
Shirley Cheriton , Martin Barrass Joanna Monro , Susan Gilmore Ken Sharrock , Sharon Rosita Judith Jacob
Katy and Roger ... the morning after. Being married is like playing a game where no one knows the rules ... the same goes for Ron and Fleur.
Script editor TONY HOLLAND Producer JULIA SMITH


Unknown: Sheila Yeger
Unknown: Kathryn Apanowicz
Unknown: Shirley Cheriton
Unknown: Martin Barrass
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Susan Gilmore
Unknown: Ken Sharrock
Unknown: Sharon Rosita
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Directed By: Patrick Tucker

: Wildlife on One

Lady of the Spiders Narrated by David Attenborough
Barbara York Main knows what it takes to survive in the desiccating heat of Western Australia's outback - she's found comfortable silk-lined living quarters, cool year-round, with easy access to food running wild at the doorstep. But to enjoy such unexpected luxury, you have to live alone in perpetual darkness and be no bigger than a 50p piece! These exacting human restrictions suit trap-door spiders down to the ground -where, shaded by acacias and sheokes, a dedicated naturalist probes the subterranean world of these remarkable desert troglodytes.
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Barbara York
Unknown: Jim Frazier
Unknown: Densey Clyne
Produced By: Peter Bale

: The Rockford Files

Another chance to see the original series starring James Garner as Jim Rockford , one of television's most popular private eyes, with a nose for trouble and a talent for solving cases the police have marked 'closed'.
Tonight: The Countess
Why is a dark-eyed ex-Countess being blackmailed?. By the time Jim Rockford has the answer he is wanted by both the police and the blackmailer's friends.


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Jim Rockford
Unknown: Jim Rockford
Written By: Stephen J. Cannell
Directed By: Russ Mayberry
Deborah.: .Susan Strasberg
Ryder: Art Lund
Carl: Dick Gautier
Detective Becker: Joe Santos
Beth: Gretchen Corbett
Sorrell: Harold J Stone

: Only Fools and Horses....: Cash and Curry

By John Sullivan.
Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
Del goes ahead with the biggest job of his life. Does he know what he's buying?


Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Ray Butt
Director: Martin Shardlow
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Mr Ram: Renu Setna
Vimmal Malik: Ahmed Khalil
Restaurant Manager: Babar Bhatti

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Angela Rippon Meets

The People who Care
The last of three programmes.
Cats' Protection League, Putney Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables, and Oxfam are just three of the 137,690 charities registered in this country. Some have a better image than others. Angela looks at how they appeal to us to part with our hard-earned pennies and where those Dennies so. She takes a closer look at the people who care and asks why we should carry on giving.


Editor: Steve Gabell

: Hanging by a Thread

A two-part feature film starring
1: An annual reunion turns into a harrowing ordeal for a seemingly close-knit group of friends when lightning strikes the cable-car carrying them to a mountain-top picnic. Stranded in the car 7,000 feet above the ground, past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets erupt when they are forced to deal with the ever-increasing possibility of death.
The tangled backgrounds of the passengers and the emotional forces that shaped their lives are revealed as they wait for help ...
Screenplay by ADRIAN SPIES Produced by IRWIN ALLEN Directed by GEORG FENADY
(Part 2 tomorrow at 10.20 pm)


Play By: Adrian Spies
Produced By: Irwin Allen
Directed By: Georg Fenady
Sue Grainger: Patty Duke Astin
Anita Minton: Joyce Bulifant
Alan Durant: Bert Convy
Paul Craig: Sam Groom
Ellen Craig: Donna Mills
Lawton: Cameron Mitchell
Tommy Craig: Michael Sharrett
Jim Grainger: Burr Debenning
Eddie Minton: Oliver Clark
Croft: Ted Gehring
Mitchell: Roger Perry
Charles Minton: Lonnychapman
Mrs Durant: Jaqueline Hyde
Marty: Brendon Boone

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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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