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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is 'Bod's Apple' by Michael and Joanne Cole
(repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Author (Bod's Apple): Michael Cole
Author (Bod's Apple): Joanne Cole
Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: Closedown

: Teaching Adults: 3: Adults as Learners (Part 1)

Ten programmes about principles and methods

Two lessons are compared. One uses the traditional method of formal exposition ('chalk and talk') - the other is based on 'Discovery.' Their content is the same.
Speakers Drs Meredith and Eunice Belbin


Speaker: Dr. Meredith Belbin
Speaker: Dr. Eunice Belbin
Director: Antony Cash
Producer: Roger Owen

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Cliff Michelmore, James Burke, Antony Viccars and Jean Metcalfe, Alexandra Bastedo, Annie Farrow
Referee Robert Robinson



Team captain: Cliff Michelmore
Panellist: James Burke
Panellist: Antony Viccars
Team captain: Jean Metcalfe
Panellist: Alexandra Bastedo
Panellist: Annie Farrow
Referee: Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by: Mark Goodson
Call My Bluff devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Money Programme

The Money Programme celebrates its 150th edition on a blaze of publicity and some nice words from the critics.
"I like The Money Programme, BBC2's equivalent of the business supplements... (Brian) Widlake did the interviews well, asking the right questions, and pressing for the answers. He was firm, but not belligerent, polite, but never obsequious. A very good programme." (Julian Critchley, The Times)
Introduced by Brian Widlake, John Tusa, Peter Ross



Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Peter Ross
Associate Producer: John Walker
Producer: Michael Bunce

: The Canterbury Tales: Part 1

by Geoffrey Chaucer
adapted for television by Martin Starkie and Nevill Coghill
Chaucer's bawdy pantomime: page 10


Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapter: Martin Starkie
Adapter: Nevill Coghill
Music composed and conducted by: John Dankworth
Script editor: Rani Dube
Design: Norman James
Design: James Hatchard
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director (Pilgrimage): Roderick Graham
Director (Pilgrimage/Tale): Michael Bakewell
The Pilgrims: Chaucer: William Squire
The Pilgrims: Host's Wife: Bee Duffell
The Pilgrims: Ostler: Sebastian Breaks
The Pilgrims: Wife of Bath: Barbara Jefford
The Pilgrims: Host: Joss Ackland
The Pilgrims: Bessy: Hermione Boulton
The Pilgrims: Boy: David Sadgrove
The Pilgrims: Miller: Barry Linehan
The Pilgrims: Cook: Kevin Flood
The Pilgrims: Merchant: Jeremy Young
The Pilgrims: Knight: Robert Harris
The Pilgrims: Squire: Stephen Sheppard
The Pilgrims: Franklin: Clive Morton
The Pilgrims: Reeve: Timothy Bateson
The Pilgrims: Summoner: Peter Woodthorpe
The Pilgrims: Pardoner: John Normington
The Pilgrims: Prioress: Marian Diamond
The Pilgrims: Nun: Jeannie Fisher
The Pilgrims: Nun's Priest: John Cater
The Pilgrims: Parson: Hugh Dickson
The Pilgrims: Clerk: David Collings
The Pilgrims: Monk: Windsor Davies
The Pilgrims: Friar: Peter Stephens
The Pilgrims: Manciple: Kenneth Ives
The Pilgrims: Shipman: Philip Brack
The Pilgrims: Haberdasher: Bart Allison
The Pilgrims: Dyer: Alan Lawrance
The Pilgrims: Weaver: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
The Knight's Tale: Palamon: Ian Richardson
The Knight's Tale: Arcite: John Ronane
The Knight's Tale: Duke Theseus: Noel Johnson
The Knight's Tale: Emily: Sharon Gurney
The Knight's Tale: Hippolita: Jessica Claridge
The Knight's Tale: Duke Perotheus: John Dearth
The Knight's Tale: Jailer: Joby Blanshard
The Knight's Tale: Chamberlain: David Stockton
The Knight's Tale: Herald: Peter Porteous
The Knight's Tale: Queen: Catherine Dolan
The Knight's Tale: Mercury: Dallas Adams

: The Spanish Riding School of Vienna

The world-famous white stallions at the Empire Pool, Wembley
For the first time in Britain, the complete performance of the Classical Art of Riding as practised at the Imperial Court of Vienna for 400 years. A spectacular performance featuring 17 Lipizzaner Stallions, 12 riders and full musical accompaniment under the direction of Colonel Hans Handler, CVO Director of the School

The State Trumpeters of the Blues and Royals by permission of the Officer Commanding



Animal act: The Spanish Riding School of Vienna
Musical direction: Colonel Hans Handler
Commentary: Dorian Williams
Trumpeters: The State Trumpeters of the Blues and Royals
Television direction: Derek Burrell-Davis

: News Summary, Weather


: Line-Up: Thursday

with Joan Bakewell talking to A. S. Neill, author and child psychologist



Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee: A. S. Neill
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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