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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is 'Be Nice to Spiders' by Margaret Bloy Graham


Author (Be Nice to Spiders): Margaret Bloy Graham
Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From the All England Lawn Tennis Club

Today is Semi-finals day of the Ladies' Singles Championship. BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the late afternoon play direct from the famous Centre Court.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Commentator: Emlyn Jones
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: Brian Venner
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Man Alive: Black Australians

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Char, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

Tonight: Black Australians
Two hundred years ago James Cook, a Royal Naval Lieutenant from Great Britain, set foot in Botany Bay to be greeted with spears and antagonism from the inhabitants of the new Australia - the aborigines.
Today, decimated by murder, rape, brutality, and white man's diseases, the aborigines are far fewer in number than the contented nomadic tribes which originally roamed the island continent they called their own.
Earlier this year, when the Queen witnessed a folksy re-enactment of Cook's first landing in Botany Bay, the black militants among Australia's aborigines simultaneously performed their own ceremony on the opposite shore. They threw wreaths into the ocean to mark the death of their tribes and to draw attention to the difficulties in the way of their hopes and ambitions to become as Australian as the descendants of the convicts and the settlers from a score of other countries.
Jeremy James and a Man Alive team discovered in Australia concern as well as apathy; a problem for a government unused to racial issues; and a fierce militancy with black overtones already familiar in other parts of the world.


Reporter: Jeremy James
Director: Storry Walton
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Canvas: The Frescoes

Personal reflections on great paintings

David Hockney talks about The Frescoes by Domenichino at the National Gallery, London


Presenter: David Hockney
Director: Leslie Megahey
Producer: John Furness

: Show of the Week: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's guests: Eric Porter, Jan Daley, Trio Athenee
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Ann Hamilton, Michael Ward
with Janet Webb


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Eric Porter
Singer: Jan Daley
Musicians: Trio Athenee
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actor]: Michael Ward
[Actress]: Janet Webb

: Match of the Day: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Jack Kramer introduces recorded highlights of today's outstanding match on Women's Semi-finals day at the All England Club, Wimbledon.


Presenter: Jack Kramer
Presented by: Bill Taylor
Presented by: Don Sayer
Executive Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Coyote Country

A film from Wyoming by D'Arcy Humphries
In the beautiful but rugged country of the Teton Mountains live a wide variety of animals: elk, moose, bobcats, beavers, raccoons, and many others. One of the most commonly heard sounds is a chorus of coyotes, and this film shows the life of one of them during the course of a year.
Commentary written by Clifford Dyment and spoken by Edward Bishop
(from Bristol)


Producer: D'Arcy Humphries
Writer: Clifford Dyment
Narrator: Edward Bishop

: Line-Up: Wednesday

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


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean

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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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