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: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "Potato Cuts" by Joanna Cole


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author (Potato Cuts): Joanna Cole
Graphics: Mina Martinez
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Scripted and directed by: Michael Cole
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Which Way?: Rapid Transit

In Newcastle upon Tyne they plan to obviate the expensive solutions to urban congestion by bringing back the tram and making public transport more convenient.


Presenter: Bill Grundy
Producer: David Cordingley

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Europa

looks at the World
People - places - events - trends and developments as seen by reporters and camera teams from the television networks of Eastern and Western Europe.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Review

introduced by David Jones

John Martin is unique among English Romantic painters. He became celebrated and immensely popular in the early 1800s as the creator of huge Biblical canvases and prints and engravings of doom and destruction, one of which hung above the Bronte sisters' bed and used to give them nightmares. He was a social visionary too, and worked out farsighted schemes for combating the effects of the Industrial Revolution, with vast sewage works and water supply plants. But they were far ahead of their time, and eventually reduced Martin to bankruptcy. Review traces the life and work of a man who was perhaps the first 'environmentalist.'

Victoria on a Spree
Little is known about Queen Victoria's visit to the West Indies, but Jonathan Routh has uncovered a revealing journal of the great lady's last years and has celebrated Her Majesty's many pastimes during this eventful holiday with an exhibition of paintings which goes on public view this week.

(Radio Times People: page 5)


Presenter: David Jones
Director (Apocalypse): Tristram Powell
Presenter (Victoria on a Spree): Jonathan Routh
Director (Victoria on a Spree): Alan Yentob
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Subject: John Martin
Subject: Queen Victoria

: An Evening with Eric Laithwaite

Professor of Heavy Electrical Engineering, Imperial College, London, reading his personal choice of poetry and prose with Rupert Davies

Before an invited audience at the Gustave Tuck Theatre, University College, London.


Presenter/Reader: Eric Laithwaite
Reader: Rupert Davies
Designer: John O'Hara
Producer: John Furness

: Oh in Colour

Written by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus
Highlights from the recent series starring Spike Milligan
and featuring John Bluthal
with Edward Underdown, Fanny Carby, Alan Clare, Charlie Atom
and this week's guests: Arthur Negus, Max Robertson, Eleanor Bron, Ray Ellington, Nosher Powell, Gary O'Brien, Lincoln Webb, Rudolph Walker.



Writer: Spike Milligan
Writer: John Antrobus
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Edward Underdown
[Actress]: Fanny Carby
[Actor]: Alan Clare
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
Himself: Arthur Negus
Himself: Max Robertson
[Actress]: Eleanor Bron
[Actor]: Ray Ellington
[Actor]: Nosher Powell
[Actor]: Gary O'Brien
[Actor]: Lincoln Webb
[Actor]: Rudolph Walker

: Television Doctor: Drugs and the Adolescent

What are the drugs? How dangerous are they? Whom can parents and teenagers go to for help and advice?


Director: Robin Bates
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Late Night Line-Up


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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