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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is 'The Silver Star' by Helen Prime
Presenters this week Julie Stevens, Lionel Morton


Author (The Silver Star): Helen Prime
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: New Heavens, New Earth: 5: The World Encompassed

Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world.

Spain and Portugal divided the new discoveries between them. The first nation to challenge them successfully was the English.


Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

Reporting: Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall,
Richard Whitmore
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: The Brothers Cannon

Trouble which has been brewing between Big John and Buck flares into an open, bitter quarrel - and Buck leaves the High Chaparral.
('Really, I'm on the Indians' side': pages 8 and 9)


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Jeff: Lou Frizzell
Sam: Don Collier
Pedro: Roberto Contreras

: The Family of Man: Married Life

Five different marriages in five different places. A wife with three husbands in a village in the foot-hills of the Himalayas; a man and his wife in the select surroundings of Esher, Surrey; a man with three wives in the Highlands of New Guinea; another with two wives on the banks of the Okavango river in Botswana; a young couple in an old terrace house in Colne, Lancashire.
What, if anything, do all these marriages have in common? Are people any happier with three wives or three husbands? Is break-up more frequent, divorce more likely in this country or in the forests of New Guinea? How does a Hambukushu woman please her husband or a Melpa man make love to his wife? These are some of the points raised in this first programme in a series of seven which investigate Family Life from birth to death in all five places.
Written and produced by John Percival
(A second car in Esher equals a dozen pigs in New Guinea: pages 56-60)


Writer/Producer: John Percival

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition: John Pulman v Jack Rea

From the League of Champions
The long and the short of it. Six-foot-two Pulman, ex-World Champion, takes on five-foot-nothing Jack Rea - Irish Champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


Snooker player: John Pulman
Snooker player: Jack Rea
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: David Kenning
Production: Philip Lewis

: Yesterday's Witness: The First Boy Scouts

In July 1907 a soldier took 20 boys of different social backgrounds to camp on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset. For them it was just a holiday of a special sort: for the soldier it was an important experiment. He was Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, and the boys, although they didn't realise it at the time, were prototype boy scouts.
For the film, three of those boys met together for the first time since 1907 and returned to the site. The only woman Scout-master in the country recalls her days in 1908 as an unofficial girl scout'; and Olave, Lady Baden-Powell - now World Chief Guide - tells of marrying the boys' hero in 1912.
(The first of the many: page 13)


Interviewee: Olave, Lady Baden-Powell
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Tim Byford

: Line-Up: Monday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
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.

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