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: Play School

For the under fives

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Thinking and Feeling

'The School Play' is what most of us remember about drama at school - but there are some remarkable new developments.


Producer: Roger Owen

: Newsroom

With Richard Whitmore.


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Times Remembered

Denis Tuohy talks to Harry Button who was born in the Sheffield area and spent all his working life in the industry with which that area is universally identified - steel. Now 82, he looks back to the days when he signed on as a 13-year-old boy.


Interviewer: Denis Tuohy
Interviewee: Harry Button
Director: Terence O'Reilly
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Man Alive: If the Spirit is Willing

Reporters: Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox and Harold Williamson

This week: If the Spirit is Willing
In Loughton a demonstration against demons; a Pentecostal minister's protest against the spirits who help Harry Edwards at his spiritual healing meetings. In Hove a medium goes into a trance; through her - she says - a Chinese doctor who has been dead for 500 years carries out 'psychic' surgery. In a darkened room in Belgrave Square spirits manifest their faces and voices through a medium, or so he says. In a Birmingham suburb an ex all-in wrestler lays his hands on a spina bifida victim and claims she is beginning to walk, because of him.

This country has become the world centre of spiritualism, faith healing, and 'making contact' with the dead. Americans even organise 'psychic' package tours to London, the new international capital of the occult. Jeremy James and a Man Alive team have been looking at the business of faith, the critics of the whole thing and those who believe the spirit is willing.


Reporter: Jeremy James
Director: Harry Weisbloom
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Vintage Hollywood: Jane Eyre

Starring Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles
with Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner, John Sutton.

Charlotte Bronte's famous story of the orphan Jane Eyre, who, after a desperately unhappy childhood, becomes a governess and meets for the first time the formidable master of Thornfield Hall, Mr Rochester.

Joan Fontaine was at the height of her success when she was cast as Jane Eyre opposite Orson Welles - in only his third screen appearance.

(This Week's Films: page 10)


Based on the novel by: Charlotte Bronte
Director: Robert Stevenson
Edward Rochester: Orson Welles
Jane Eyre: Joan Fontaine
Adele Varens: Margaret O'Brien
Jane (as a child): Peggy Ann Garner
Dr Rivers: John Sutton
Bessie: Sara Allgood
Brocklehurst: Henry Daniell
Mrs Reed: Agnes Moorehead
Colonel Dent: Aubrey Mather
Mrs Fairfax: Edith Barrett
Lady Ingram: Barbara Everest
Blanche Ingram: Hillary Brooke
Grace Poole: Ethel Griffies
Leah: Mae Marsh

: So You Want a New Car?

A Wheelbase Special direct from the International Motor Show at Geneva.
Five brand-new family cars - three of them British - will be seen in public for the first time tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show, the motoring world's spring collection of new models for 1972. Shop around the show and see the cars in action.
With Barrie Gill, Judith Jackson and Gordon Wilkins
In collaboration with the Swiss Television Service
(Your car in 1982...: page 3)


Presenter: Barrie Gill
Presenter: Judith Jackson
Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

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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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