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: Open University

7.5 Juggling with Physics. 7.39 Exploring Frequency Space.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
Weather michael fish


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Regional News

(London and SE only: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Pebble Mill at One

Including Just Desserts:
Michael Smith is back in the Pebble Mill kitchen with new ideas for ' afters '.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Pebble Mill
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Over the Moon

A See-Saw programme Presented by SAM DALE Slowtime
A humming-bird's wings beat too fast for the eye to see them. But what happens when you slow the picture down? In the story sung by DON spencer. Rat van Winkle decides to get away from the rat race.
Story animation by TREVOR BOND Directed by MARTIN FISHER written and produced by MICHAEL COLE


Presented By: Sam Dale
Directed By: Martin Fisher
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham

2.30 The Sean Graham George Duller Handicap Hurdle Race (3m)
3.5 The Sean Graham Handicap Steeplechase (2 ½ m)
3.40 The Sean Graham Hurdle Race (a limited handicap, 2m)
Several prominent Triumph Hurdle contenders meet again in the season's richest 4-year-old handicap, worth £7,500 to the winner,
Declarations, tips and results on ceefax


Introduced by: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Richard Pitman
Producer: Richard Tilling

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
Story: The Peculiar Potato by Sheone Erskin
Presenters Carol Chell, Don Spencer
(Shown on BBC2 at 11.0 am)
Book,More Stories from Play School, 65p. Play School, Hello (record REC 425, cassette ZCM 425), Play On (record REC 332, cassette ZCM 332), Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, cassette MRMC 004), from retailers


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Don Spencer
Author of story: Sheona Erskin

: Scooby Doo, Where Are You?: Hassle in the Castle

A haunted island provides more excitement for Scooby and his friends.

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of jokes, comedy and music. with Delia Morgan , Alex Norton ,
Janine Sharp and Jonathan Cohen ana the Play Away Band
Musical arrangements by JONATHAN cohen Director John smith producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Janine Sharp
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Arrangements By: Jonathan Cohen
Director: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: A Little Silver Trumpet

by L. T. MEADE dramatised in'five parts by JULIA JONES *
4: Mrs Jessop has been committed for trial - accused of stealing Jim Ashburn 's money. Johnnie Cleaver , the eldest of the Cleaver children, knows the identity of the real culprit and is determined to see justice done.
Executive producer ANNA home Director MICHAEL KERRIGAN
Book (same title), £5.25 hardback, 95p paperback, from booksellers


Unknown: L. T. Meade
Unknown: Julia Jones
Unknown: Mrs Jessop
Unknown: Jim Ashburn
Unknown: Johnnie Cleaver
Director: Michael Kerrigan
Alison: Siobhan O'Carroll
BeSS: Zoe Cleveland
Johnnie: Ian Land
JOS: Nicholas Davies
Poll: Thea Bennett
Jim Ashburn: Norman Bowler
Mrs Cleaver: Patsy Byrne
Mallinger: Forbes Collins
Woman with flower-basket: Enid Irvin
Mts JeSSOp: Merelina Kendall
Cleaver: Ron Pember
Ned: Stephen Tate

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North, Look North West, Midlands Today, South East at Six,
Points West, South Today Spotlight South West and at 6.25-6.50
News, views and background to current events presented this evening by SUE LAWLEY and RICHARD KERSHAW , with contributions from BBC studios around the United Kingdom.


Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: Young Musician of the Year

The five best young pianists in the competition have reached the final of the piano class. Which of them will win the prize of £400 and a place in next Sunday's concerto final?
HUMPHREY BURTON introduces these outstanding youngsters from the .Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Producer Helen MORTON
Series producer ROY TIPPING Director DAVID buciton


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Helen Morton

: The Wednesday Film: Swallows and Amazons

Virginia McKenna Ronald Fraser
The adventures of a group of children sailing in the Lake District became one of the best-loved children's books of all time and is a spellbinding feature film.
For the Walker family, a holiday on a farm suddenly becomes an adventure when they find a sailing dinghy in a lakeside boathouse. Then they meet the Amazons.
Nancy and Peggy, intrepid sailing sisters whose boat flies the Jolly Roger ...
Screenplay by DAVID WOOD from the book by ARTHUR RANSOME Produced by RICHARD pilsrow
Directed by CLAUDE whatham . Films p 16


Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Ronald Fraser
Unknown: David Wood
Book By: Arthur Ransome
Produced By: Richard Pilsrow
Directed By: Claude Whatham
Mrs Walker: Virginia McKenna
Uncle Jim: Ronald Fraser
Mrs Dixon: Brenda Bruce
Old Billy: Jack Woolgar
Young Billy,: John Franklyn-Robbins
John: Simon West
SliSan: Zanna Hamilton
Titty: Sophie Neville
Roger: ,stephen Grendon
Nancy: Kit Seymour
Peggy: Lesley Bennett

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party
(Also on BBC2 at 10.40 pm)

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Rough Justice

The last of three programmes
Again the question posed is; should this man have been found guilty beyond all reasonable doubt? The Case of Little Boy Blue'
John Walters went to prison in 1973, convicted of assaulting a young girl travelling on a train between Wimbledon and Water-' loo. Three railwaymen who saw the attacker board the train and the girl herself all said he was between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 9ins, slimly-built and wearing blue denims. Walters is 6ft, weighs 14 1/2 stone and didn't own any blue denim clothes.
His sentence was four years. Today, eight-and-a-half years later, he is still locked up - this, time in Broadmoor.
Martin Young re-examines the trial and conviction of John Walters.
Executive producer JOHN REYNOLDS Producer peter hill


Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: John Walters.
Producer: John Reynolds

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
The top events, personalities and stories in sport from home and abroad.
World Ice Hockey Championship from Helsinki. USSR v USA
These two teams met in the final of the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and provided one of the most memorable occasions of those Games. The Americans scored a shock victory in front of a patriotic crowd roused to fever-pitch by the non-stop action. and in this Qualifying Group Match they will hope for a repeat of that success.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
International Boxing
Charlie Magri , determined to regain the brilliant form which won him recognition as the top contender for the World Flyweight title last night took on a tough American, Ron Cisneros , winner of 17 of his 18 fights, in a Barrett/ Duff promotion.
TV presentation:
Ice Hockey FINNISH TV SERVICE Boxing JOHN philips Producer JIM RESIDE
Books. Ski Sunday. £ 4.95. and The Hardest Game. £5.50 from booksellers


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Charlie Magri
Unknown: Ron Cisneros
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Editor: Harold Anderson

: A Question of Guilt

Being a reconstruction in three parts of the sad case surrounding Mary Blandy. written by KEN TAYLOR , with and 1: Spring 1752, Oxford Castle. Mary Blandy awaits her execution. How different from the world of six years before, when Captain Cranstoun first took her hand ... and changed her life for ever.


Unknown: Mary Blandy.
Written By: Ken Taylor
Unknown: Mary Blandy
Music By: Ron Grainer
Music By: David Cain
Directed By: Brian Farnham
Mary: Victoria Fairbrother
Mr BIandy: Alfred Burke
Mrs Blandy: Phyllida Law
Cranstoun: Alex Norton
The Rev Swinton: Christopher Coll
Mrs Pocock: Joyce Latham
The Rev Stevens: Hugh Moxey
Ned: Richard Williams
Susan: Margery Mason
Lord Mark Ker: Donald Eccles
Betty: Debbie Farrington
Mr Norton: John Grillo
Dr Addington: Charles Kay
Lyttleton: Nigel Nevinson

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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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