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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "The Big River" by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Pianist: Harry Heywood
Author (The Big River): Elizabeth Rose
Author (The Big River): Gerald Rose
Designer: Janet Budden
Scriptwriter/Director: Ann Reay
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Sinai, Mountain of God

An award-winning documentary about the extraordinary peninsula from which three of the world great religions derived their inspiration; about the biblical mountain itself and the unique Greek Orthodox monastery of St Catherine where men have prayed, studied, and worshipped uninterruptedly for over 1,400 years.
Written and narrated by David Holden
A Bavarian Television/BBC co-production


Writer/Narrator: David Holden
Director: Kurt Hoffman
Photographed and produced by: Basil Maros

: The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross

by Heinrich Schutz
Jesus: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
The Evangelists: April Cantelo (soprano), Maureen Lehane (alto), Robert Tear (tenor), Don Garrard (bass)
with Charles Spinks (chamber-organ), Robert Spencer (chitarrone) Heinrich Schutz Choir and Ensemble of Strings conducted by Roger Norrington

The Seven Last Words which Jesus spoke as he died on the Cross form the central point of Christian meditation on Good Friday. Heinrich Schutz, the greatest German composer before Bach, was a devout Christian. This work, written about 1645 is a simple, concise setting of Christ's last words, linked by narrative.
In this performance the production reflects this symmetry and the underlying drama of the work. Schutz drew his text from all four Gospels: it will be sung in an English translation adapted to modern idiom. The performance was recorded in the beautiful Wren church of St Stephen Walbrook in the city of London and includes Rembrandt paintings of the Passion of Christ.


Composer: Heinrich Schutz
Singers: Heinrich Schutz Choir
Musicians: Ensemble of Strings
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Lighting: Alan Roberts
Sound: Vic Godrich
Costume: Verena Coleman
Design: Richard McMillan-Smith
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds
Jesus: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
The Evangelists: April Cantelo (soprano)
The Evangelists: Maureen Lehane (alto)
The Evangelists: Robert Tear (tenor)
The Evangelists: Don Garrard (bass)
Organist: Charles Spinks
Chitarrone player: Robert Spencer

: Daniel Deronda: Part 2: Pursuit

by George Eliot
Dramatised in six parts by Alexander Baron


Author: George Eliot
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron

: Wheelbase: Sixty Miles on a Gallon?

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring with Michael Frostick.

Petrol is often the most expensive part of a motoring holiday, and this Easter weekend 8 million cars are expected to be on the road. How far can extra mpg cut the cost of motoring? Some petrol companies claim that their fuel gives added mileage: is this true? Wheelbase looks for some answers along the 1,000-mile route of the Mobil Economy Run, an annual event in which 40 family motorists use good maintenance and every kind of driving technique to cover the maximum number of miles on a gallon.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Director: Chris Berry
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: World Cinema: Aleksandar Petrovic's Happy Gypsies

A new series of outstanding feature films from more than twenty different countries
This week: from Yugoslavia starring Bekim Fehmiu, Gordana Jovanovic, Bata Zivojinovic

A young feather trader falls in love with his rival's stepdaughter and disrupts the life of the gypsy community.
Bekim Fehmiu, who stars in the new Harold Robbins film The Adventurers, gives a lively performance as Bora.


Photography: Tomislav Pinter
Script/Director: Aleksandar Petrovic
Bora: Bekim Fehmiu
Lence: Olivera Vuco
Mirta: Bata Zivojinovic
Tisa: Gordana Jovanovic
Father Pavle: Mija Aleksic
Bora's wife: Etelka Filipovski

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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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