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: Play School

Air, air, air, is everywhere,
It makes a kite fly high and low.

Today's story is 'The North Wind and the Sun' (traditional).


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones

: 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 King Without a Face

by Ian Thorne
Last of 13 programmes
[Starring] James Maxwell as Henry VII

The marriage of Prince Arthur to Catherine of Aragon will unite England and Spain. Henry at last knows that his heir is secure. But it is given to no man to command the future.


Writer: Ian Thorne
Lighting: Howard King
Sound: Colin Dixon
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Peter Moffatt
Henry VII: James Maxwell
Sir Richard Guildford: Eric Dodson
Bishop Fox: Barrie Cookson
Sir Reginald Bray: Noel Johnson
Earl of Oxford: Hugh Sullivan
Prince Arthur: Jason Kemp
de Puebla: John Bennett
Dona Elvira: Margot van Der Burgh
Catherine of Aragon: Adrienne Byrne
Queen Elizabeth: Norma West
Prince Henry: Andrew Burleigh
Princess Margaret: Wendy Spinks
The King's Confessor: Lockwood West
Lady Stafford: Mary Kenton
Lady Courtenay: Felicity Gibson
Sergeant Painter: Harry Davis

: 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.


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

: Show of the Week: Harry Secombe Show

With guest stars Engelbert Humperdinck, Hattie Jacques, Ivan Rebroff and his Balalaika Ensemble, Daliah Lavi, Roy Budd Trio and featuring Julian Orchard.


Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Singer: Engelbert Humperdinck
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
Musicians: Ivan Rebroff and his Balalaika Ensemble
Singer: Daliah Lavi
Musicians: Roy Budd Trio
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
Programme Associate: Jimmy Grafton
Director: Peter Knight
Producer: Terry Hughes

: News on 2

and Weather

: World Cinema: The Gospel according to Matthew

A special presentation of Pier Paolo Pasolini's international award-winning film on the eve of Good Friday.
Starring Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Marcello Morante

Adhering strictly to the Biblical text and using non-professional actors, Pasolini gives us a starkly dramatic, documentary-like version of the life of Christ.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Paolo Pasolini
Producer: Alfredo Bini
Jesus: Enrique Irazoqui
Mary (in her youth): Margherita Caruso
Mary (in later life): Susanna Pasolini
Joseph: Marcello Morante
John the Baptist: Mario Socrate
Peter: Settimio Di Porto
Judas: Otello Sestili
Matthew: Ferruccio Nuzzo
John: Giacomo Morante
Andrew: Alfonso Gatto
Simon: Enzo Siciliano

: Closedown

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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