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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "Jerry and Nibbles"
Written and told by Elizabeth Hunt



Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Author/Storyteller (Jerry and Nibbles): Elizabeth Hunt

: Closedown

: Hardy Heating International: 5: Overseas Agents

Introduced by Brian Jackson
With Paul Grist, Raymond Mason, Ivan Beavis, Rafiq Anwar, Amanda Murray, Peggy Shields


Presenter: Brian Jackson
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis
David Roberts: Paul Grist
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
Mr Sidpraha: Rafiq Anwar
Janice Roberts: Amanda Murray
Miss Goodhew: Peggy Shields

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Bird's-Eye View: Inis Fail: Isle of Destiny

For St Patrick's Day, the story of a journey around Ireland by one of its foremost writers.

James Plunkett sets out from Dublin, where he was born, in search of his Ireland - its rich legends and tragic history, its humour and poetry and green landscapes.

On the way the Bird's-Eye View helicopter catches the Blarney Stone being kissed for eloquence, and the racehorses of Vincent O'Brien galloping in Co Tipperary; currachs setting out in the stormy seas of the Aran Islands, and the beehive huts carved by monks more than 1,000 years ago on the jagged island rock of Skellig Michael; the mountains and lakes of Sligo, which inspired Yeats's poetry, and the Irish Army exercising today where King William crossed the Boyne to victory in 1690.

The quotations are read by T.P. McKenna, Richard Pasco and Sir John Betjeman
Music by John Beckett played by the RTE Symphony Orchestra
A BBC/Radio Telefis Eireann co-production
(When James Plunkett Kelly introduces you to his country... pages 6-7)


Presenter: James Plunkett
Reader: T.P. McKenna
Reader: Richard Pasco
Reader: Sir John Betjeman
Music: John Beckett
Music played by: The RTE Symphony Orchestra
Tenor soloist: Frank Patterson
Film Cameraman: Ian Stone
Film Editor: Edward Roberts
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight featuring Gary Owen v Fred Davis
Ex-fireman Owen, a former World Amateur Champion, and Davis, a former World Professional title-holder, are two players likely to make strong claims for places in the semi-finals.
Introduced by Alan Weeks

(from Birmingham)


Snooker player: Gary Owen
Snooker player: Fred Davis
Referee: Sydney Lee
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Elizabeth R: The Enterprise of England

by John Prebble
[Starring] Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
[with] Peter Jeffrey as Philip II, Ronald Hines as Burghley, Robert Hardy as Leicester, Stephen Murray as Walsingham
with Robin Ellis, Paul Hardwick, John Woodvine


Writer: John Prebble
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Make-up: Dawn Alcock
Lighting: Robert Wright
Music: David Munrow
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Philip II, King of Spain: Peter Jeffrey
Philip's son: David Parfitt
Juan de Idiaquez, secretary to Philip II: Christopher Hancock
Fr Robert Parsons, an English Jesuit: Paul Hardwick
Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State: Stephen Murray
Sir Francis Drake, Vice-Admiral to Howard: John Woodvine
Elizabeth I: Glenda Jackson
Burghley, Lord Treasurer: Ronald Hines
Marquis of Santa Cruz, first Captain-General: Geoffrey Wincott
John Tregannon, sea captain: Michael Culver
Earl of Leicester, Lieutenant-General: Robert Hardy
Earl of Essex, Master of Horse: Robin Ellis
Dutch Envoy: Bill Horsley
Lord Howard of Effingham, Lord High Admiral: Peter Howell
Speaker of the Commons: Robert Sansom
Duke of Medina Sidonia, second Captain-General: Gordon Gostelow
Luis Cabrera de Cordoba: Ian Ricketts
Young Soldier: Malcolm McFee
Old Soldier: Derek Hardwick

: Late Night Line-Up

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.

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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