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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Terence Holland

: Short Course: Fuses and Fires

A woman's guide to a man's world and vice versa.

A practical guide to electricity in the home.
Marion Binks, Andrew Cooper
with Polly Elwes, Maureen Reynolds, Winifred O'Shea, Peter Latham


Presenter: Marion Binks
Presenter: Andrew Cooper
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Reporter: Maureen Reynolds
Reporter: Winifred O'Shea
Reporter: Peter Latham
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: The Wars of the Roses: Part 1: The Inheritance

by William Shakespeare.
Adapted by John Barton.
[Starring] The Royal Shakespeare Company
in Peter Hall's production broadcast in eleven parts.
First shown on BBC-1
See page 43


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by/Director, for the Royal Shakespeare Company: John Barton
Music, for the Royal Shakespeare Company: Guy Woolfenden
Settings and costumes, for the Royal Shakespeare Company: John Bury
Director, for the Royal Shakespeare Company: Peter Hall
Producer, for BBC Television: Michael Barry
Director, for BBC Television: Robin Midgley
Bedford: John Normington
Gloucester: Paul Hardwick
Exeter: Donald Burton
Winchester: Nicholas Selby
Captain to Talbot: David Waller
The Dauphin: Charles Kay
Reignier: Donald Layne-Smith
Alencon: Peter Geddis
Orleans: Gareth Morgan
Joan la Pucelle: Janet Suzman
Plantagenet: Donald Sinden
Suffolk: William Squire
Somerset: Philip Brack
Vernon: Rhys McConnochie
Warwick: Brewster Mason
Lawyer: Peter Forbes-Robertson
Mortimer: Charles Thomas
Lieutenant of the Tower: Ted Valentine
Lord Talbot: Clive Morton
Burgundy: Hugh Sullivan
French Soldier: Peter Forbes-Robertson
English Soldier: David Rowlands
King Henry VI: David Warner
Messenger: James Laurenson
Bassett: Stephen Hancock

: New Release

A topical magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Julian Jebb.
This edition includes:
Familiar Spirits
A film portrait of Federico Fellini, the Italian director whose films include:
La Dolce Vita and 8½
Fellini's latest film Giulietta degli Spiriti will be shown in England shortly


Presenter: Julian Jebb
Subject/Interviewee (Familiar Spirits): Federico Fellini
Interviewer (Familiar Spirits): Ian Dallas
Director: Leo Aylen
Director: John Mapplebeck
Director: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: World Cinema: The Sheep Has Five Legs

A French film with English sub-titles.
Starring Fernandel as Edouard Saint Forget
and his sons Alain, Bernard, Charles, Desire, Etienne
See page 43


Director: Henry Verneuil
Edouard Saint Forget/Alain/Bernard/Charles/Desire/Etienne: Fernandel

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Michael Wale, Joan Bakewell and whoever turns up.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Michael Wale
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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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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