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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "The Big River" by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (The Big River): Elizabeth Rose
Author (The Big River): Gerald Rose
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Scriptwriter: Ann Reay
Production: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Europa

Each national television network sees the world differently from any other. How different these viewpoints are can be examined on Europa, which presents film reports by European television networks on world events.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Review: Reggae

Introduced by James Mossman

Reggae is the rock music of the West Indies. It is gay, funny, aggressive, and sarcastic. This product of a former colonial people was imported into Britain by immigrants in the mid-sixties. Tonight Review is devoted to an exciting film about the music and the people who perform it, made by Trinidadian Horace Ove and featuring singers Millie and Desmond Dekker.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Director: Horace Ove
Singer: Millie Small
Singer: Desmond Dekker
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Ooh La La!

A bubbly French farce translated and adapted by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin.


Translated and adapted by: Caryl Brahms
Translated and adapted by: Ned Sherrin

: Sunset Song: Part 1: The Unfurrowed Field

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
Starring Andrew Keir as John Guthrie
with Edith Macarthur as Jean, his wife, Vivien Heilbron as Chris

"But for all my reading and schooling two Chris Guthries there were that fought for my heart and tormented me."
(From Scotland)
(The strange story of Chris Guthrie: page 8)


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Chris Guthrie: Vivien Heilbron
Jean Guthrie: Edith MacArthur
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
John Guthrie: Andrew Keir
Doctor: Gerard Slevin
Woman in car: Lennox Milne
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Alec Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Mrs Gordon: Marjorie Dalziel
Rev Colquhoun: David Steuart
Rev Gibbon: Charles Kearney

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A debate recorded at Durham University Union.
The motion: That the media of mass communication is becoming increasingly harmful.

For the Proposition:
Mrs Kathleen Maiden, Conservative councillor and broadcaster
John Oxberry, NE Division, British Communist Party

For the Opposition:
David Wade, radio critic of The Times
Anthony Firth, Controller Programmes, Scottish Television


Proposer: Kathleen Maiden
Proposer: John Oxberry
Opposer: David Wade
Opposer: Anthony Firth
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.

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