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: Play School

Look at what the photographer took -
Grandma and Grandpa in a book
Today's story is told from pictures by Helen Bradley.

Presenters this week: Carol Chell, Brian Cant


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant
Illustrator: Helen Bradley

: Closedown

: Open University

: Closedown

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Shadow of the Tower: The Fledgling

By John Peacock.
Twelfth of 13 programmes.
With James Maxwell as Henry VII.

Warwick and Warbeck are still imprisoned in the Tower but Henry is under extreme pressure to put them both to death. Warwick at least is entirely guiltless and Henry cannot kill an innocent man.


Writer: John Peacock
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Joan Kamp-Welch
Ralph Wilford: Stephen Churchett
Henry VII: James Maxwell
Prince Arthur: Jason Kemp
Margaret Beaufort: Marigold Sharman
Earl of Oxford: Hugh Sullivan
Earl of Warwick: Christopher Neame
Girdeler: Derek Francis
Digby: Michael Beint
Princess Margaret: Wendy Spinks
Queen Elizabeth: Norma West
Prince Henry: Andrew Burleigh
Chaplain: Laidlaw Dalling
De Puebla: John Bennett
Cleymounde: Michael Graham Cox
Thomas Astwood: Hayward Morse
Perkin Warbeck: Richard Warwick
Mashborough: Rollo Gamble

: Europa

Documentary films produced by the top reporters of European television networks illustrate and investigate the Cults, Customs, Traditions and Politics of the world of 1972.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison
Programme Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Show of the Week: Dave Allen at Large

Starring Dave Allen with Jacqueline Clarke, Ronnie Brody, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Peter Hawkins and Simon Barnes.


Writer/Comedian: Dave Allen
Writer: Austin Steele
Writer: Peter Vincent
Costumes: Prue Handley
Make-up: Christine Beveridge
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Sound: John Delany
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Peter Whitmore
[Actor]: Jacqueline Clarke
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Michael Sharvell-Martin
[Actor]: Peter Hawkins
[Actor]: Simon Barnes

: World Cinema: Powered Flight

The Art of Compilation.
The last of a group of films showing how the subtle assembly of contemporary films and documents can recapture the atmosphere of times past.
Made in 1953 by the Shell Film Unit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of powered flight, Stuart Legg's film is an object lesson in the imaginative use of archival material.
Although basically concerned with the technical evolution of the aeroplane, it also illustrates the social and political environment in which this development takes place.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Composer: Malcolm Arnold
Producer: Stuart Legg

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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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