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: Play School

On the 12th Day of Christmas, There's lots of work to do...
Today's story: 'Twelve Days of Christmas' (traditional).


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Sounds of Music: 5: On the Way to the Ear

The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by Professor Charles Taylor.
A sound produced in the open air is different from a sound produced in a concert hall. The problem of finding an ideal location for the creation of sound, along with other sociological, psychological and economic factors provides the basis for the science of acoustics.
With the help of a magic carpet and a scale model of a concert hall, Professor Taylor discusses this musical science.
(Lecture 6: Friday, 6.30 pm)


Lecturer: Professor Charles Taylor
Director: Brian Johnson
Presented for Television by: Alan Sleath

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Europa: There's a Place for Us...

The annual onslaught on beaches, forests and mountains increases every year as the improved facilities for travel take people further and further afield.
But how far can the beaches stretch? How many visitors can a mountainside accommodate? How long can the beauty-spots survive the onslaught of the pleasure seekers? Where and how will we go for our holidays in the world of tomorrow?


Presenter: Derek Hart
Programme Editor: Ronnie Noble

: The Shadow of the Tower: Crown in Jeopardy

by Rosemary Anne Sisson
A series of 13 programmes.
With James Maxwell as Henry VII
On the battlefield of Bosworth, Henry Tudor finds the crown of England. However, three people have a stronger claim to it: a man, a boy - and a woman.
(Book: page 14)
(First of the Tudors: page 8)


Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Theme Music: Herbert Chappell
Costumes: Ursula Reid
Make-up: Penny Bell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Designer: Spencer Butler
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Sir William Stanley: John Franklyn-Robbins
Henry VII: James Maxwell
Elizabeth of York: Norma West
Cicely: Joanna Tope
Earl of Warwick: Jake Robson
Earl of Oxford: Hugh Sullivan
Humphrey Stafford: Maurice Roeves
Thomas Stafford: John Hamill
Francis, Lord Lovell: Michael Johnson
Earl of Lincoln: James Laurenson
Jasper Tudor: Brian Badcoe
Richard Fox: Barrie Cookson
Sir Robert Willoughby: Paul Humpoletz
Margaret Beaufort: Marigold Sharman
Lord Stanley: Robert James

: Show of the Week: Vera Lynn

with The Young Generation
Guest artists Carole Forbes, Gilbert O'Sullivan, John Williams
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer: Vera Lynn
Singer: Carole Forbes
Singer/Musician: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Guitarist: John Williams
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreographer: Don Lurio
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arrangements: Johnny Douglas
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Design: Victor Meredith
Producer: Stewart Morris

: News on 2

and Weather

: World Cinema: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Starring Dan O'Herlihy, James Fernandez
The Irish actor Dan O'Herlihy plays Robinson Crusoe in Luis Bunuel 's version of Defoe's classic tale.
Filmed in colour on an idyllic South American island, it realistically records the humour and tragedy of Crusoe's 28-year battle against loneliness and depression.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Luis Bunuel
Robinson Crusoe: Dan O'Herlihy
Friday: James Fernandez
Captain Oberzo: Felipe de Alba
Bosun: Chel Lopez
Mutineer: Jose Chavez
Mutineer: Emilio Caribay

: Late Night Line-Up

With Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor.


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Ray Taylor

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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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