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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Fast is not a Ladybird" by Miriam Schlein with illustrations by Leonard Kessler.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Author (Fast is not a Ladybird): Miriam Schlein
Illustrations (Fast is not a Ladybird): Leonard Kessler

: African Art: Life, Death, and Ancestor

This programme shows how figure sculptures provide a ritual link between the living and the dead.
Introduced by Raymond Kunene.


Presenter: Raymond Kunene
Script: William Fagg
Producer: Rodney Bennett

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Wheelbase: Escort in Araby

Gordon Wilkins covers the motoring story of the week.

A new British car in the £600 class - the Ford Escort-comes into the showrooms this week. Will it outsell the BMC Mini and the Vauxhall Viva at home? Will it find a mass market outside Britain?
Wheelbase tests the newcomer over 1,000 miles of road in the desert and mountains of Morocco, and judges its performance in day-to-day driving and holiday touring.



Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Money Programme

The decisions made; the battles fought; the power gained; the money made in the world of business and industry.


Commentator: William Davis
Commentator: Alan Watson
Producer: Terry Hughes

: The High Chaparral: The Filibusteros

The High Chaparral ...is the bid of a family seeking roots in the newly won West
...is the threat to the new settlers from Mexicans and Indians
...and spells adventure in the Arizona territory of 1870


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Don Sebastian: Frank Silvera
Lanier: Daniel O'Herlihy
Sam: Don Collier
Rudolpho: Roger de Koven

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 3: Schemes

by Henry James.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Jack Pulman.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Ralph Touchett
Isabel has refused Lord Warburton. Her uncle has died and at Ralph's instigation has left her half his wealth.

(Shown on Saturday)


Author: Henry James
Dramatist: Jack Pulman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Ralph Touchett: Richard Chamberlain

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.
"God makes sech nights, all white an' still, Fur'z you can look or listen" (James Russell Lowell)


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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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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