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: Play School: Dressing-Up Day

A programme for children at home
Today's story: 'The New Dragon' by Cherry Pearce
Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (The New Dragon): Cherry Pearce

: 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

: Padre Pio

A second chance to see the award-winning film
This startling study of a lonely 'saint' (Sun)
The most remarkable documentary programme for a long time (Irish Times)
An absorbing documentary (The Times)

Last September a priest called Padre Pio died in a remote convent near Foggia in the South of Italy. For fifty years he had borne on his body five bleeding wounds corresponding to the five wounds of Christ. Countless people believed he worked miracles-that he cured the sick, was capable of being in two places at once, and that he had a terrifying insight into men's minds. A hundred thousand people attended his funeral; they included scientists and doctors, bishops and cardinals, as well as the local people who loved him and who had built up a thriving tourist industry during his lifetime.
Filmed in the last months of his life, this is the story of the life and death of the priest they called a saint.
This film received the first prize in the documentary category at the First International Christian Television Week at Monte Carlo
Written and narrated by Patrick O'Donovan
See page 45


Writer/narrator: Patrick O'Donovan
Producer: Mischa Scorer

: Anglers' Corner: Barbel

A film series introduced by Bernard Venables

Legering on the waters of the River Kennet in Berkshire on a day in March.



Presenter: Bernard Venables
Produced and directed by: Max Munden

: Out of the Unknown: Get Off My Cloud

by Peter Phillips
dramatised by David Climie
with Donal Donnelly, Peter Jeffrey, Peter Barkworth and Vicki Woolf

A brilliant writer of science fiction fantasies has had a mental breakdown. Although lying inert on a hospital bed, in his mind he is living in the midst of one of his own fantasies. In an attempt to bring him back to reality, a doctor uses a new device to link the writer's mind to that of the most level-headed man he knows, an Irish sports reporter. When the sports reporter finds himself in the weird world created by the deranged writer, he wonders if he was wise to take on the job.


Author: Peter Phillips
Dramatised by: David Climie
Title music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Incidental music: Herbert Chappell
Visual effects: Ronald Oates
Designer: Raymond P. Cusick
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Peter Cregeen
Young Pete: Robert Duncan
Parnell: Jon Croft
Pete: Donal Donnelly
Stephen: Peter Barkworth
Craswell: Peter Jeffrey
Police Sergeant: Alec Ross
Taxi driver: Royston Tickner
Garor: Vicki Woolf

: Europa

Weltspiegel, Continents sans Visa A Toda Plana, Estafeta, Realta
These are just some of the television programmes in both West and East Europe which regularly contribute to Europa. The programme has been called a European window on the world. Each week it looks at the stories and issues that have informed, entertained, and sometimes angered viewers across a continent.
It examines their attitudes and prejudices and, in so doing, perhaps recognises some of our own.
Introduced this week by Jack Pizzey


Presenter: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Frank Smith

: Esther and Abi Ofarim

The internationally famous duo sing songs of many lands
with star guest, Richard Rodney Bennett
with Jeff Clyne and Chris Karan

Esther and Abi's guest is the versatile young composer and pianist whose opera The Mines of Sulphur received critical acclaim and who wrote the film score for Far From the Madding Crowd. He plays two excerpts from his Jazz Calendar ballet, and accompanies Esther when she sings Wolf's Wiegenlied.


Singer: Esther Ofarim
Singer/Guitarist: Abi Ofarim
Pianist: Richard Rodney Bennett
Bassist: Jeff Clyne
Drummer: Chris Karan
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Len Shorey
Design: Peter Brachacki
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
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.

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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