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: Open University

4.40 Managing Work: Britain and France. 1. 7.5 Rural Transport and Accessibility. 7.30 History of Mathematics.

: Jackanory

With SHEILA HANCOCK The Little Bookroom by ELEANOR FARJEON Pennyworth
Adapted and directed by JOHN ROWSE


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Eleanor Farjeon
Producer: Angela Beeching
Directed By: John Rowse

: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: Take Hart

with TONY HART and the Tin Pots Hollow Things
Tony makes a train from some card, a fish from metal, and a firework display from a straw!
Assistant producer JANE TARLETON


Unknown: Tony Hart
Producer: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Play Chess!

10: Question Time

: Closedown

: Road Works

An Interlude film first shown in the early 1960s

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart Weather BILL ciles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

: Bod

A See-Saw programme

: Closedown

: Toy Fair

A Children's Interlude first shown in 1966

: Play School

Story: Josh Jolly and the Flag written by JOYCE TOMSETT illustrated by RUTH BROWN Presenters
Carol Leader , Chris Tranchell


Unknown: Josh Jolly
Written By: Joyce Tomsett
Illustrated By: Ruth Brown
Unknown: Carol Leader
Unknown: Chris Tranchell

: Jigsaw

Adrian Hedley , Janet Ellis
Tommy Boyd and Wilf Lunn with Sylvester McCoy
Another chance to join in this picture puzzle and work out the clues to the jigwords.
Produced and written by CLIVE DOIC (Kpt) Books, The Second and Third Book of Jigsaw Puzzles, 85p each from booKsellers


Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Tommy Boyd
Unknown: Wilf Lunn
Director: Bob Blacdon
Written By: Clive Doic
the O-Men: David Rappaport

: Breakthrough

A series of four programmes with John Craven 3: The Little Giant
In today's programme
JOHN CRAVEN travels to Cornwall along the Great Western Railway to tell the story of the man who planned it Isambard Kingdom Brunei. One of the great names in engineering,
Brunei's aim was, simply, the best. He built the most beautiful bridges, the greatest railway, the straightest tunnel and the biggest steamships. A courageous, flamboyant little man, he was known to everyone as ' the little giant .
Producer MOLLY cox


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: John Craven
Director: Barbara Kindred
Producer: Molly Cox

: 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

: Best of the West: The Railroad

Fightin', feudin' and farcical -the Wild West as it really wasn't!

Copper Creek and Denver are rival candidates for the new railroad. Sam believes in an honest presentation of Copper Creek's advantages while Parker Tillman is sure that bribery and corruption will win the day.


Writer: Sy Rosen
Director: Howard Storm
Sam Best: Joel Higgins
Elvira Best: Carlene Watkins
Daniel Best: Meeno Peluce
Parker Tillman: Leonard Frey
Doc Kullens: Tom Ewell
Laney Gibbs: Vairi Bromfield
Frog: Tracey Walter

: The Helicopter Spies

The feature film starring
The Men from U.N.C.L.E. with Carol Lynley and Bradford Dillman
Sent to an island off Africa to investigate reports of the testing of a deadly weapon, Solo and Kuryakin soon find themselves on a daring quest to gain control of the weapon before it is used in a fiendish plot to take over the world....
Their desperate chase takes the popular U.N.C.L.E. agents halfway round the world as they try to avert a universal disaster.
Screenplay by DEAN HARGROVE Produced by ANTHONY SPINNER Directed by BORIS SAGAL Films: page 11


Unknown: Carol Lynley
Unknown: Bradford Dillman
Play By: Dean Hargrove
Produced By: Anthony Spinner
Directed By: Boris Sagal
Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Annie: Carol Lynley
Luther Sebastian: Bradford Dillman
Azalea: Lola Albright
Dr Kharmusi: John Dehner
Mr Waverly: Leo G Carroll
Third-way priest: John Carradine
Laura Sebastian: Julie London
Askoy Brothers: H M Wynant
Carl: Roy Jenson
White hunter: Arthur Malet
Mom: Kathleen Freeman
Ship's captain: Robert Karnes
Lisa: Barbara Moore
Alex: Sid Haig
White-haired girl: Lyzanne Ladue
Miss Zalamar: Thordis Brandt

: Russell Harty at the Seaside

Sun and fun, dads and lads, knobbly knees, bingo, beer and punch-and Judy (plus an event delightfully described as ' a leg competition for ladies' in the Blinking Owl Bar). It's all part of the entertainment on offer to guests at that famous holiday camp at Clacton. In the last seaside rendezvous of the present series, Russell surfaces by the Olympic-size swimming-pool to join the campers in a live half-hour of slap and tickle. If wet, in the Hawaiian Ballroom.
Executive producer KEN STEPRINSON Producer PETER HAMILTON


Unknown: Hawaiian Ballroom.
Unknown: Karen Blumenfeld
Producer: Ken Steprinson
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: London to Brighton in Four Minutes

An Interlude film first shown in the early 1950s
A driver's-eye view of the complete railway journey from Victoria station to Brighton, compressed into four minutes.

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk
Weekend Weather BILL GILES
UK and European weather on Ctejax pages 181/2


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Those Radio Times

It began as a craze for listening to sounds on the ' ether' with a ' cat's whisker '. From 1922 there was something called ' broadcasting ' which entered millions of homes through an invention called the ' wireless '. Through the 1930s and 40s its popularity as a source of entertainment soared. The radio (as it was now called) became an essential part of Britain's cultural and daily life.
The programme looks at radio in the years from the arrival of the British Broadcasting Company in 1922 to the Coronation in 1953: Those Radio Times when the wireless and its stars reigned supreme in the hearts of millions. with John Snagge.
Sidonie Goossens , Arthur Askey Elsie Waters , Henry Hall George Chisholm Dame Vera Lynn
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas David Davis , Molly Weir Noël Johnson
Film cameraman EI.MER COSSEY


Unknown: John Snagge.
Unknown: Sidonie Goossens
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Elsie Waters
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Molly Weir
Editor: Michael Crozier

: Fast and Low

Wordsworth lamented the coming of steam locomotion to the LaKe District he loved. The trains remain. And they've been joined by jet aircraft. The landscape which attracts the poets, painters and tourists is also perfect for military low-flying exercises. The RAF knows jet aircraft are unwelcome visitors. But 100,000 sorties are flown in the UK every year.
Brian Redhead and Frank Mellor ask why people have to put up with them.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Frank Mellor
Director: Tony Wilkie-Millar
Producer: Gerald Harrison

: That Was 20 Years Ago That Was

It is now two decades since the start of That Was the Week That Was-the programme that changed the Saturday-night viewing habits of a nation with its unique blend of satire and showbiz. Tonight Ned Sherrin , That Was the Week That Was creator and producer, offers the audience of 1982 a chance to share the team's original view of 1962. Presentation by JAN FAIRER


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Late Film: Hornets' Nest

Rock Hudson , Sylva Kosctna
Captain Turner, US Army demolition expert assigned to destroy an important Italian dam during World War II, is injured when he parachutes into enemy territory. He is rescued by an unusual group of children who have formed their own partisan group since the execution of their parents by the Nazis.
Screenplay by s. s. SCHWEITZER Produced by STANLEY s. CANTER
Directed by PHIL KARLSON. Films: page 11


Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: Sylva Kosctna
Play By: S. S. Schweitzer
Directed By: Phil Karlson.
Captain Turner: Rock Hudson
Bianca: Sylva Koscina
Aldo: Mark Colleano
von Hecht: Sergio Fantoni
Major Taussig: Jacques Sernas
Schwalberg: Giacomo Rossi Stuart
Carlo: Mauro Gravina
DinO: John Fordyce
TekkO: Daniel Keller
Giorgio: Daniel Dempsey
Gen von Kleber: Andrea Bosic
Franco: Joseph Cassuto

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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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