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: Play School

Tissue, paper plates and string,
For making hats are just the thing
Story "Farmer Flinders' Hat" by Mabel Watts


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (Farmer Flinders' Hat): Mabel Watts

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Handling Materials: Old Materials - New Methods

How much do you need to know about the material you're using to handle it more efficiently? Examples: chalk, butter, concrete.


Director: Brian Davies
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

With Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Space Between Words: 3: School

Conflict takes over when communications break down in this series of five programmes about situations that depend on good communications - work, family, school, politics, even diplomacy.

Unless there's an outbreak of violence, or scandal, or a wild experiment being tried, most schools are taken for granted. We all know what school is like. But for teachers, and for the pupils, it's a daily drama, no less difficult for being familiar. How can the teachers reach the 30 restless faces in front of them? How can the kids get through the day?

Maggie, the head of the English department at a large friendly comprehensive, tries different ways to approach her pupils. In the film she works with one fourth-year class - a lively, noisy bunch who secretly admit to wanting to learn.
The film-makers brought educational psychologist Dr Richard Suchman to talk to both teachers and pupils to see how differently they see the same class. The results surprised everyone.
A BBC-TV production in association with KCET-TV (Los Angeles)


Expert: Dr Richard Suchman
Film Cameraman: Charles Stewart
Sound: Eoin McCann
Producer: Roger Graef

: Collector's World

More items of interest, information and investigation for collectors about collecting.
This week's subjects include:
A visit by Arthur Negus to Claverton Manor near Bath, the home of the American Museum in Britain. It houses the most comprehensive collection of Americana in Europe.
Some viewers' questions answered by James Norbury.
Introduced by Hugh Scully.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Reporter: Arthur Negus
Expert: James Norbury
Director: Robin Drake
Director: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: Joy

by Alun Owen.
The first of six plays for BBC2 by contemporary authors.
Starring Ian Hendry as Ben, Elizabeth Shepherd as Dawn, Timothy West as Ned, Rowena Cooper as Mary
with Maria Aitken as Adele, Susan Glanville as Sonya.

(Heard the one about... ? page 12)


Writer: Alun Owen
Sound: Chick Anthony
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Michael Apted
Ben: Ian Hendry
Dawn: Elizabeth Shepherd
Ned: Timothy West
Mary: Rowena Cooper
Adele: Maria Aitken
Sonya: Susan Glanville

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams with the news, the views, the sounds of today's music.
In the studio Rick Nelson, Hookfoot and any guests who may drop in.


Presenter: Richard Williams
Singer: Rick Nelson
Musicians: Hookfoot
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

About this project

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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