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: Play School

If we tidy all the mess
What's useful, what's useless? ...
Today's story is The Pedlar of Swaffham' (trad).


Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: Rosla and After: 2: The Curriculum: 1

In-service education Project for teachers

Two contrasting case studies which raise some important questions about the 'right' curriculum for the early leavers.

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

With Richard Whitmore.
Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad.


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Europa

People and places. Cults, customs and traditions. Education and politics.
The world as seen through the eyes of the top television reporters from West and Eastern Europe.
This week, the outside world's cameras focus on Britain - a country in search of a Continent.


Introduced By: Derek Hart
Programme Editor: Ronnie Noble

: The Shadow of the Tower: The Schooling of Apes

by Brian Rawlinson
Third of 13 programmes.
With James Maxwell as Henry VII

Since Henry has dealt effectively with the three genuine claimants to the crown, the rebels are forced to find a fourth claimant. He need not be genuine so long as England accepts him as the rightful King.

(The Shadow of the Tower: 30p from booksellers or newsagents or send a crossed PO to [address removed]. Postage and packing 8p)


Writer: Brian Rawlinson
Costumes: Ursula Reid
Make-up: Penny Bell
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Henry VII: James Maxwell
Richard Simmons: David Collings
Lambert Simnel: Gary Warren
Simnel's father: John Garrie
Abbot Sante: Morris Perry
Christopher Swan: Tenniel Evans
John Mayne: Geoffrey Palmer
Jasper, Duke of Bedford: Brtan Badcoe
Henry VII: James Maxwell
Earl of Lincoln: James Laurenson
Fox, Bishop of Exeter: Barrie Cookson
Officer of the Guard: Peter Ellis
Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury: Denis Carey
Sir Thomas Broughton: Donald Douglas
Lord Lovell: Michael Johnson
Official at Mechlin: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Margaret of Burgundy: Rachel Kempson
Lord Stanley: Robert James
Earl of Oxford: Hugh Sullivan
Duke of Suffolk: Lindsay Campbell
Sir William Stanley: John Franklyn-Robbins
Elizabeth Woodville: Stephanie Bidmead
Marquis of Dorset: Leonard Gregory
Earl of Warwick: Jake Robson

: Show of the Week: Vera Lynn

with The Young Generation, Choreographer Don Lurio.
Guest artists New World, Tom Paxton, Roger Webb.


Singer: Vera Lynn
Dancers: The Young Generation
Choreographer: Don Lurio
Guests/Musicians: New World
Guest/Musician: Tom Paxton
Guest/Musician: Roger Webb
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical Arranger: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arranger: Alan Braden
Musical Arranger: Johnny Douglas
Musical Arranger: Alan Roper
Musical Arranger: Roger Webb
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Stewart Morris

: World Cinema: The Mind of the Child: Father

A season of films showing the adult world from the child's point of view.
Tonight: Father.
Tako's father died just after the war, and he only just remembers him. From these memories and because of his need to compensate for having one parent less than most of his schoolmates, he creates a fantasy father, a courageous and spectacular war hero. Director Istvan Szabo's message that we should shake off the spectre of the past goes hand in hand with a nostalgic, beguiling affection for the mythical world that Tako creates.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Writer/Director: Istvan Szabo
A child: Dani Erdelyl Tako
Tako: Andras Balint
Father: Miklos Gabor
Mother: Klari Tolnay
Anni: Kati Solyom

: Late Night Line-Up

Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor


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