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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
Today's story is called "Hans and Peter" by Heidrun Petrides.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Hans and Peter): Heidrun Petrides

: The Money Maze: 9: Poverty and Power

Ten programmes about the relationship between international trade and finance and international power politics.

The economic gulf between rich and poor countries may soon become so wide that it will threaten the future of their political relations. What can be done about it?
Introduced by Roger Opie.
(First shown on BBC-1)


Presenter: Roger Opie
Director: David Hargreaves
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Matisse and his Model

Henri Matisse 1869-1954

"My models, human figures, are never mere attendant figures in an interior. They are the main theme of my work."

David Sylvester examines a master-painter's attitudes to the artist-model relationship through Matisse's own paintings filmed at the current Hayward Gallery exhibition.
Alec McCowen reads extracts from Matisse's own writings.
Henri Matisse appears himself, in unique film of him at work in France, 1946



Presenter: David Sylvester
Reader: Alec McCowen
Producer: Leslie Megahey

: The Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club: Turn It On

'Turn It On' or is it up?
Players: Pete Atkin, Al Sizer, Julie Covington, Maggie Scott, Clive James, Jonathan James-Moore, Dai Davies, Rob Buckman
Trio: Pete Atkin (piano), Steve Cooke (bass), Colin Edwards (drums)
Recorded at the Robin Hood Theatre, Averham

For as far back as they can remember, the famous Cambridge Footlights Revue Club has paid an annual visit to the tiny Robin Hood Theatre near the village of Averham, not far from Newark. The theatre sells out every night for a week as far-flung Notts people motor in to watch the Footlights perform the material from which sketches and songs are selected soon after to be presented at their own show on the Edinburgh Fringe. For the Footlights it is a working holiday. Their spirits are light and anything that goes wrong tends to be incorporated in the show. Since the cast, who write all their own sketches, music, and lyrics, live in a loft above the theatre, new ideas can be tried out within minutes.


Writer/Music/Pianist: Pete Atkin
Writer/Footlight direction: Clive James
Writer: Barry Brown
Writer: Rob Buckman
Bassist: Steve Cooke
Drummer: Colin Edwards
Footlight direction: Jonathan James-Moore
Producer: Philip Lewis
Performer: Pete Atkin
Performer: Al Sizer
Performer: Julie Covington
Performer: Maggie Scott
Performer: Clive James
Performer: Jonathan James-Moore
Performer: Dai Davies
Performer: Rob Buckman

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Edinburgh Festival at 70 24 August 2017

: World Cinema: The Trial

Based on the novel by Franz Kafka.
Starring Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Romy Schneider

Orson Welles likes to find off-beat settings for his productions and for The Trial the huge disused Gare d'Orsay in Paris provides the background to his version of Franz Kafka's nightmare story of Joseph K (Anthony Perkins), accused and placed on trial for an unnamed crime. He is never told his crime nor does he ever face his accuser or judge, though he does meet his advocate (played by Welles himself), a man who conducts his practice from an enormous baroque bed which he frequently shares with his nurse.


Based on the novel by: Franz Kafka
Director: Orson Welles
Joseph K: Anthony Perkins
Miss Burstner: Jeanne Moreau
Leni: Romy Schneider
Hilda: Elsa Martinelli
Landlady: Madeleine Robinson
Defence Advocate: Orson Welles
Block: Akim Tamiroff

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.


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

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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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