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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is 'The Pig who wanted to be a Monkey,' by Jean Watson
Presenters this week Carol Chell, Rick Jones


Author (The Pig who wanted to be a Monkey): Jean Watson
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and Weather


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

: Lancer: Shadow of a Dead Man

A pioneer settler and his two sons fighting to keep their hard-won cattle land in the lawless territory of California during the closing years of last century.

A young woman, living alone with her small son, knows that a gunman has been hired to kill her - and when Johnny arrives unexpectedly she believes him to be the gunman. A dangerous case of mistaken identity because the real killer is not far away...


Johnny: James Stacy
Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Jessamie: Lynn Loring
Harner: Joe Don Baker
Grady: Michael James Wixted

: Horizon: A Measure of Uncertainty

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science today.

We live in a world of numbers, of counting and measuring. If something can be counted - city traffic, road accidents, rising crime figures, slum housing, or even your bets at the dogs - someone will be counting it.

How useful is all this information that is being gathered about us? Since the Election two months ago made the statistics of the polling organisations look extremely silly, most people have their doubts. But whether we like it or not, our lives are increasingly being shaped by that strange new figure of our time, the statistician, Tonight's programme looks at the power of statistics, examines what went wrong with the pollsters' forecasts and also how putting numbers on people and things is affecting and changing a city - Glasgow. As more and more important decisions are being made by the statistician, are we to fare well or badly?


Narrator: Anthony Howard
Producer: Peter Jones
Editor: Peter Goodchild

: One More Time!

A non-stop sing-in of familiar tunes, with Kiki Dee, Heathmore, Lois Lane, Mike Redway, Tom Saffery, Andee Silver, Danny Street


Singer: Kiki Dee
Singer: Heathmore
Singer: Lois Lane
Singer: Jackie Lee
Singer: Mike Redway
Singer: Tom Saffery
Singer: Andee Silver
Singer: Danny Street
Musical Director/Arranger: Bill Shepherd
Design: John Burrowes
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Yesterday's Witness: The Burning of the Bombing School

On the night of 7 September 1936 three men - a university lecturer, a Baptist minister, and a schoolmaster - set fire to a training school for bomber crews being built by the Government on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales.

The schoolmaster was D.J. Williams. For this film, made last summer and first shown soon after his death early this year, he retold the story of their action - now a part of Welsh history. 'It was not an act of vandalism but a direct protest in the name of the whole Welsh nation.'


Interviewee: D.J. Williams
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Jane Oliver

: Tchaikovsky Prizewinner

John Lill recently returned from Moscow, where he became only the second British pianist to win the coveted International Tchaikovsky Pianoforte Competition.

The programme includes the interview he gave on arrival at Heathrow, the comments of those who had been intimately concerned with his success, and performances of works by Liszt, Chopin, Bach and Rachmaninov.


Pianist/Interviewee: John Lill
Director: Roy Tipping

: 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: Michael Hill

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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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