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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is 'The Big Rain' by Francoise


Author (The Big Rain): Francoise
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Janet Budden
Graphics: Allan Stomann
Scriptwriter: Diane Dorgan
Director: Anne Gobey
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: The Open University

The Open University begins its degree courses in January 1971. They are based upon correspondence packages, integrated with series of television and radio programmes produced by the BBC, residential courses, and a regionally organised tutorial and counselling system.
What sort of courses will the University provide? How are they being prepared? And what kind of students are they intended for?


Commentary: Michael Smee
Producer: Alan Hancock

: Wheelbase

Barrie Gill covers the Spanish Grand Prix.
There were only 16 places on the grid at Jarama last Sunday for the second round of the 1970 Formula One World Championship. Ten 'seeded' drivers, including five former world champions, were guaranteed a race but for the first time top men like McLaren, Siffert, and Andretti had to compete in practice for the remaining six places at the start. Race organisers say that drivers and cars have become too expensive to have an unlimited number on the grid. Will this spoil the spectacle and reduce the public interest in Grand Prix racing?


Presenter: Barrie Gill
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Daniel Deronda: Part 6: Destinies

by George Eliot
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Alexander Baron

(Maxine Audley is in "Conduct Unbecoming" at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Author: George Eliot
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Princess Halm-Eberstein: Maxine Audley
Daniel Deronda: John Nolan
Mr. Grandcourt: Robert Hardy
Gwendolen Grandcourt: Martha Henry
Mordecai: John Bennett
Hans Meyrick: Graham James
Mirah Lapidoth: Vanessa Miles
Reception clerk: Ray Marioni
Mrs. Davilow: Yvonne Coulette
The Rev. Mr Gascoigne: Edward Jewesbury
Rex Gascoigne: Gareth Forwood
Fisherman: Peter Forest
Mrs. Meyrick: Megs Jenkins
Mab Meyrick: Diane Grayson
Kate Meyrick: Sarah Craze
Sir Hugo Mallinger: David Langton

: The Confessions of Marian Evans

A Portrait of George Eliot by Don Taylor
with Sheila Allen as Marian Evans

Marian Evans from Nuneaton became world-famous in 1859, at the age of 39, as George Eliot, the author of Adam Bede. In the next 20 years she wrote six more novels, among them The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda. But fame came to her comparatively late in life.
This film, first shown in Omnibus on the 150th anniversary of her birth, shows what happened to the ugly girl from the Midlands before she became a great novelist.
(Sheila Allen is an associate member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer/Director: Don Taylor
Make-up: Liz Moss
Costumes: Olive Harris
Designer: Judy Steele
Film Cameraman: Elmer Cossey
Film Editor: Roger Crittenden
Marian Evans: Sheila Allen
George Henry Lewes: John Garrie
Robert Evans: George A. Cooper
Isaac Evans: Inigo Jackson
Jewesbury Evans: Christine Hargreaves
Sara Hennell: Sylvia Kay
Charles Bray: John Ringham
Cara Bray: Wendy Gifford
John Chapman: Stephen Moore
Mrs. Chapman: Kathleen Byron
Miss Tilley: Katharine Schofield
Herbert Spencer: Brian Wright
Miss Lewis: Sonia Graham
John Cross: Michael Stanley
Parlourmaid: Narissa Knights

: World Cinema: Karel Zeman's The Stolen Airship

A film from Czechoslovakia starring Michal Pospisil, Hanus Bor

The adventures of a group of boys who steal an airship and make a forced landing on an unknown island.


Director: Karel Zeman
Jakoubek Kurka: Michal Pospisil
Tomas Dufek: Hanus Bor
Martin: Jan Cizek
Pavel: Josef Stranik
Katka: Jitka Zelenohorska
Petr: Jan Malat

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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