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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "The Story of a Newspaper"


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Louise Vanson
Scripted by: John Lane
Director: Anne Gobey
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Life in Our Sea: The Drifters

From the microscopic myriads of the plankton to the large jellyfish, Dr David Bellamy investigates the animals which drift in the open sea.
Natural history film from Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg)


Presenter: Dr David Bellamy
Producer: David Cordingley

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Take It or Leave It

A Television Literary Quiz
Alan Brien asks Elizabeth Bowen, A.S. Byatt, Cyril Connolly, Peter Porter for their opinions and reactions


Presenter: Alan Brien
Panellist: Elizabeth Bowen
Panellist: A.S. Byatt
Panellist: Cyril Connolly
Panellist: Peter Porter
Reader: Peter Eyre
Devised by: Brigid Brophy
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Julian Jebb

: Europa

Each week Europa looks at what the Continent's 350-million television viewers are seeing on their receivers at home.
On stations like TSS Moscow, NDR Hamburg, ORTF Paris, SSR Geneva, and a host of others.
For wherever there is a story the film crews of our television colleagues on the other side of the channel are there reporting and commenting.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Anthony Chivers

: George IV

A King in the Country featuring George Hamilton IV
with The Hillsiders
and guests Matthews Southern Comfort, Dodie West, Stan Stennett, Brian Brocklehurst

Another session at the Nashville Room in London for 20 minutes of swinging country music.
Introduced by David Allan
(Nashville, where executives wear sweaters and jeans: page 15)


Presenter: David Allan
Singer: George Hamilton IV
Musicians: The Hillsiders
Band: Matthews Southern Comfort
Singer: Dodie West
Guitarist: Stan Stennett
Bassist: Brian Brocklehurst
Design: David Tarr
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Review

The Monster with Sex Appeal
Dave Prowse is six foot seven and 20 stone, ex-British weight-lifting champion and an aspiring Mr Universe. He once coveted the title 'The Perfect Man' but found himself cast as the perfect monster. He is the latest in a long line of distinguished screen monsters, currently starring in the new Hammer offering Horror of Frankenstein. Review takes a look at the man and the monster.

The Immortal
This week Imaginary Beings, a collection of works by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges is published in English. Review has filmed a short story which shows the mysterious and fantastic style that makes him the most important contemporary South American writer. 'The Immortal' is about a man- searching somewhat dubiously for the secret of eternal life.


Subject (The Monster with Sex Appeal): Dave Prowse
Director (The Monster with Sex Appeal): Alan Yentob
Director (The Immortal): Carlos Passini
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Editor: James Mossman

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: All My Own Army

A film written by Leslie Thomas

One winter's night, a disillusioned officer seizes his chance to make a personal gesture of protest against the Government...


Writer: Leslie Thomas
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film Editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Tuchner
Capt Gambell: Michael Bates
Staff Sgt Hardy: Hubert Rees
Phineas M'Guffy: Paddy Joyce
Daniel de la Souza: John Garrie
'Wing Nut' Williams: Jack Shepherd

: Late Night Line-Up

Michael Dean looks back over the week with William Rushton, James Cameron


Presenter: Michael Dean
Guest: William Rushton
Guest: James Cameron
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.

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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