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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Terence Holland

: Outlook for Thursday: Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: 4: Binary Information

The mechanisms at the heart of a computer are only capable of reading, writing, and calculating with two distinct symbols. Are two enough?
Presented by Frank Lovis.

Repeated next week For Schools


Presenter: Frank Lovis
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: The Wars of the Roses: Part 5: The Fearful King

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)


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
Margaret: Peggy Ashcroft
Somerset: Philip Brack
King Henry VI: David Warner
Prince Edward: Alan Tucker
Lord Clifford: John Corvin
Exeter: Donald Burton
York: Donald Sinden
Warwick: Brewster Mason
Jack Cade: Roy Dotrice
Sir Alexander Iden: Malcolm Webster
Young Clifford: John Normington
Edward: Roy Dotrice
Rutland: Fergus McClelland
Richard: Ian Holm
Clarence: Charles Kay
Messenger to York: Anthony Boden
Duchess of York: Madoline Thomas
First soldier: Gavin Morrison
Second soldier: William Dysart

: New Release

A topical magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Julian Jebb.
This edition includes:

The Shaw Revival
It began with My Fair Lady. Now with three plays running in London (Man and Superman, You Never Can Tell, and The Philanderer) Shaw is once again big box-office. What is behind the revival?

Film cameras go to the Morden Tower in Newcastle's City Wall. This is the centre of a young and flourishing movement which has sprung up around Basil Bunting, poet-friend and contemporary of Ezra Pound.


Presenter: Julian Jebb
Subject (Poetry-on-Tyne): Basil Bunting
Director: Leo Aylen
Director: John Mapplebeck
Director: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: World Cinema: A Sunday in September

A Swedish film with English sub-titles.
Starring Harriet Andersson as Birgitta and Thommy Berggren as Stig
See page 45


Director: Jorn Donner
Birgitta: Harriet Andersson
Stig: Thommy Berggren

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
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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