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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "Tom and Sam" by Pat Hutchins


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Rod Willmott
Author (Tom and Sam): Pat Hutchins

: Closedown

: Hardy Heating International: 6: Promoting Products Abroad

Introduced by Brian Jackson
with Paul Grist, Raymond Mason, Ivan Beavis, Eric Young, Rex Wei, John Bloomfield, Robert Lee, Me Me Lay


Presenter: Brian Jackson
Dramatist: Roger Dixon
Producer: Paul Ellis
David Roberts: Paul Grist
Jack Hardy: Raymond Mason
Sam Howell: Ivan Beavis
Chen Sr: Eric Young
Chen Jr: Rex Wei
American: John Bloomfield
Mr Tang: Robert Lee
Chen's sister: Me Me Lay

: Newsroom

with Martin Bell reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Martin Bell

: Man Alive: The Act of Abortion

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: The Act of Abortion
The Abortion Act of 1967 is to be reviewed - when a committee of open-minded citizens can be formed. The trouble is that most people already have their opinions: they don't want to be confused by the facts. But the fact is that well-intentioned legislation has resulted in a few mind-bending illogicalities. Some private abortionists are reputed to be coining £10,000 a year, while the National Health Service, overburdened with serious cases awaiting treatment, is sometimes reluctant to terminate pregnancies.
This week, on film and m the studio, Man Alive examines the difficulties which surround the women who want and those who perform the act of abortion.


Director: Terence O'Reilly
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight featuring Kingsley Kennerley v Gary Owen
Two Midland players confront each other for the first time. Owen so far has the distinction of scoring the highest break - 53. Can he improve upon it?
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)


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

: The Lie

by Ingmar Bergman
Translated by Paul Britten Austin
with Frank Finlay as Andrew Firth, Gemma Jones as Anna Firth, John Carson as Ellis Anderson, Mark Dignam as Anna's Father, Annette Crosbie as Katherine, Caroline Blakiston as Esther and Joss Ackland as Albert

The smooth surface of a marriage cracks into violence in this first British television play by Sweden's best-known film director-writer.

"This is marriage with the lid off ...quite outside the conventional range of TV drama" (Daily Express)
"...superlatively played by Frank Finlay and Gemma Jones and a positive galaxy of distinguished players in tiny parts... admiration and enjoyment came together most exceptionally" (Sunday Times)
"...very disturbing play, and a very good one... a play of real substance and private insights" (The Guardian)
Winner of the SFTA award for best drama production of 1970.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Author: Ingmar Bergman
Translated by: Paul Britten Austin
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Music: Marc Wilkinson
Film editor: Ken Pierce
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Bridges
Andrew Firth: Frank Finlay
Anna Firth: Gemma Jones
Ellis Anderson: John Carson
Anna's father: Mark Dignam
Katherine: Annette Crosbie
Esther: Caroline Blakiston
Albert: Joss Ackland
Henry: Adam Tandy
Veronica: Lysandre De La Hay
Housekeeper: Patricia Lawrence
Andrew's secretary: Gwen Cherrell
Mr Arnold: John Nettleton
Fisher: Alan Rothwell
Whiteley: Richard O'Sullivan
Macleod: Donald Douglas
Ministry official: Richard Burrell
Ministry official: Alan Rowe
Ministry official: Robert Sansom
Ministry official: Tony Wright
Frederick St John: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Jane St John: Joan Newell
Jill Anderson: Jennifer Daniel
Dr Ernest Farman: Noel Coleman
Margaret Farman: Liane Aukin
Stephen Calman: Terence Bayler
Petra Caiman: Donna Reading
Sir James Brenton: John Carlin
Lady Emma Brenton: Shirley Cain
Daughter: Caroline Weller
Daughter: Susan Porter

: The Budget

The Rt Hon Roy Jenkins, MP for the Opposition


Speaker: The Rt Hon Roy Jenkins

: Late Night Line-Up

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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