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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is "Dear Dustman" by Gene Zion
Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Author (Dear Dustman): Gene Zion
Illustrator (Dear Dustman): Margaret Bloy Graham

: Closedown

: Golf: The Piccadilly World Match Play Championship 1970

News, action and results of today's quarter-finals
Introduced by Harry Carpenter


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Production Team: A.P. Wilkinson
Production Team: Alan Mouncer

: * Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: First Eleven: 2: The Hay-Wain by John Constable

A series about some of the best known images in art

The most popular and most reproduced of all English landscapes... a unique image of pastoral peace and comfort. When Constable painted The Hay-Wain it embodied a challengingly original vision. Why has it had such popular appeal? What psychological impulses does this peculiarly English painting satisfy?
Frederic Raphael, novelist and screenwriter, visits the original setting for The Hay-Wain, and puts his own view of the painting and its popularity.


Presenter: Frederic Raphael
Producer: Leslie Megahey
Director: David Heycock

: The Money Programme

The people, the stories and the action behind the one commodity no one can do without-money. Together with the Money-Minder - a new regular feature with the latest news on the Stock Market


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Presenter: Alan Watson
Presenter: Paul Griffiths
Designer: John O'Hara
Producer: Robert Rowland

: Look, Stranger: Writer in Orkney

George Mackay Brown was born in Stromness, Orkney, in 1921. He read English at Edinburgh University but poor health forced him to cut short his studies. He returned to Orkney - to die or to live by his pen. Fortunately the latter course has succeeded magnificently and has led to many literary awards. In this programme Mackay Brown creates a tapestry of the Orkney Islands.
(from Scotland)


Subject: George Mackay Brown
Producer: Finlay J. MacDonald

: Show of the Week presents: Scott on Nature

Starring Terry Scott
with June Whitfield, Colin Jeavons, Dave Freeman, June Palmer, Jan Rossini, The Rita Williams Singers and Anita Harris


Script: Dave Freeman
Orchestra directed by: Bert Hayes
Costumes: Barbara Lane
Make-up: Marion Richards
Lighting: Clive Thomas
Sound: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Designer: Eric Shedden
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Colin Jeavons
[Actor]: Dave Freeman
[Actress]: June Palmer
[Actress]: Jan Rossini
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
[Actress]: Anita Harris

: A Venus Observed

The 'Toilet of Venus' by Velazquez is one of the world's best-known pictures. This life-size study of a naked woman lying on a bed is at first the most simple and obvious of paintings. On closer investigation it proves to be full of puzzling mysteries.
Is the girl Venus at all? Why is a 16th-century Spanish painting known as 'The Rokeby Venus'?

Those who observe Venus include:
Gordon Booth, Publications Department, National Gallery
Michael Levey, Keeper of the National Gallery
Victor Lownes, Managing Director of the Playboy Club
R.A. Morritt of Rokeby Park, Yorkshire
Ed Mullins, art writer
Grace Roe, President of the Suffragette Fellowship
Bill Thompson, artist
Written and produced by Lorna Pegram


Interviewee: Gordon Booth
Interviewee: Michael Levey
Interviewee: Victor Lownes
Interviewee: R.A. Morritt
Interviewee: Ed Mullins
Interviewee: Grace Roe
Interviewee: Bill Thompson
Writer/Producer: Lorna Pegram

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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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