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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Harry the Painter"
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons

: Gulliver's Laws: Lecture 5: Dwarf and Giant Numbers

The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
by Professor Philip Morrison

So far we have used only the arithmetic of ratio and we know that Gulliver was twelve times bigger than his Lilliputian hosts. In considering numbers in life we discover that words can be produced by drawing lots, taking us far into nature and language.
(Recorded this afternoon at the Royal Institution)
(Lecture 6: Thursday at 6.0 p.m.)
(to 19.00)


Lecturer: Professor Philip Morrison
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: 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

: The Borderers: Truce

by Bill Craig
[Starring] Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Joseph Brady, Edith MacArthur
Guest stars: Neil McCallum, Ian McCulloch, Patrick Jordan

Accused of murdering an Englishman when he led his men across the border in search of Agnes, Gavin must stand trial at the next Day of Truce - when the opposing Wardens meet together to settle their outstanding quarrels. Gavin can be saved if he'll sign a bond making him Cessford's man. But Gavin would rather lose his life than his independence, and as things are he might have to.


Writer/Series created by: Bill Craig
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: James Gatward
Rab: Joseph Brady
Margaret: Edith MacArthur
Gavin: Michael Gambon
Agnes: Nell Brennan
Jamie: Ross Campbell
Scottish Warden Sgt: Roy Sampson
Cessford: Iain Cuthbertson
Pringle: Russell Waters
Robin Graham: Ian McCulloch
Adam Lisle: Neil McCallum
Simon Lisle: David Griffin
English Warden Sgt: Patrick Jordan
Tam Elliott: James Copeland
Singer: Matt McGinn
Sir John Forster: John Byron
Merchant: Brian Carey

: Anglers' Corner: Grayling

A film series introduced by Bernard Venables

On a winter's day Herbert Normington and Reg Righyni trot the Gilt Tail and fly fish respectively on the fast-running waters of the River Wharfe in Yorkshire



Presenter: Bernard Venables
Fisherman: Herbert Normington
Fisherman: Reg Righyni
Produced and directed by: Max Munden

: Out of the Unknown: Immortality Inc.

by Robert Sheckley
Dramatised by Jack Pulman
with Charles Tingwell, Dallia Penn, Donald Morley
See colour feature on page 29


Author: Robert Sheckley
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Incidental music: Tristram Cary
Fights arranged by: John Greenwood
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Philip Dudley
Mark Blaine: Charles Tingwell
Dr. Cole: Robert MacLeod
Tom Clarke: Derek Benfield
Marie Thorne: Dallia Penn
Technician: John Berwyn
Technician: Brian Cullingford
Technician: Edward Davies
Technician: John Gulliver
Technician: Tony Handy
Earth Blaine: Peter van Dissel
Reilly: Peter Swanwick
Reject: Donald Morley
Theologian: Christopher Denham
Sammy: Tom Bowman
Hull: Peter Copley
Irma Henderson: Nancie Jackson
Davis: Tommy Eytle
Clerk: Dee MacDonald

: Europa: The Titled and the Unentitled

The 1969 New Year's Honours List once again stamped official and royal recognition on those of us who have given outstanding service. The awards embrace all the British people, from politicians and ambassadors to village postmen and road safety wardens. But how do the great mass of us both here and abroad who will never be honoured regard the baronetcies, the knighthoods, the medals?
Tonight Europa looks at the aspects of pomp and circumstance through European eyes - with a special report from French Television on the investiture this summer of the Prince of Wales.
Introduced by Jack Pizzey


Presenter: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Frank Smith

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests


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.

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