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: Play School

Story: "The Line Sophie Drew" by Peter and Susan Barrett


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author (The Line Sophie Drew): Peter Barrett
Author (The Line Sophie Drew): Susan Barrett

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Measure of Conscience: 1: Oh! Westminster!

A series of ten programmes

How was censorship of stage plays finally ended? And why, after the unanimous report in favour of abolition by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament, did it hang, after all, on the luck of a private member?
Presented by Robert McKenzie
with Lord Annan, Peter Hall, Benn Levy, Emile Littler, John Mortimer QC, Peter Plouviez, The Rt Hon George Strauss MP.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Interviewee: Lord Annan
Interviewee: Peter Hall
Interviewee: Benn Levy
Interviewee: Emile Littler
Interviewee: John Mortimer, QC
Interviewee: Peter Plouviez
Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. George Strauss, MP
Producer: John Eidinow

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Times Remembered

Jonathan Dimbleby talks to Willie Harries who as a boy of 10 went down the pits in the South Wales Coal Field, where he spent the rest of his working life. At 93, and blind, he had no difficulty, though, in remembering the spring of 1892.


Interviewer: Jonathan Dimbleby
Interviewee: Willie Harries
Director: Terence O'Reilly
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton

: Man Alive: A Night in Jail, a Day in Court

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

This week: A Night in Jail, a Day in Court
Justice in the United States is different. At least, there it can be filmed. In this programme, specially presented by Man Alive, a CBS reporter and a film team waited in a mid-western town, Indianapolis, for the results of a night of patrolling and arrests by the police.

They followed two cases. A black man accused of a small robbery at a service station, and a white man also accused of robbery - in a bar. Through the process of arrest, bail-bonding, trial and eventually, sentence, the cameras followed. The result is a fascinating anatomy of two cases of small-town law and justice.


Producer: John Sharnik
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Pot Black

BBC2 Snooker Competition. The League of Champions
The first of 16 single frame matches for the 1972 Pot Black Trophy.

Tonight featuring:
John Spencer (1971 World Champion) v Eddie Charlton (Australian Champion)
John Spencer bidding to win the Pot Black Trophy for the third year in succession takes on a formidable opponent in the Australian Eddie Charlton. This is Charlton's British television debut.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
(from Birmingham)
(How to keep on potting blacks with an eight-bob cue: pages 8-9)


Snooker Player: John Spencer
Snooker Player: Eddie Charlton
Referee: Sydney Lee
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Vintage Hollywood: An American Romance

Starring Brian Donlevy
with Ann Richards, Walter Abel, John Qualen, Horace McNally.

A Czech immigrant, poor and illiterate, arrives in the United States at the turn of the century and begins working in the Minnesota iron mines.

King Vidor chose to tell the story of the mighty American steel industry in terms of Steve Dangos's success as he fights from rags to riches in a pursuit of the American Dream. With a fine performance from Brian Donlevy and outstanding film sequences on the processing of steel and factory assembly lines, An American Romance has become one of Hollywood's forgotten films.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer/Director: King Vidor
Steve Dangos: Brian Donlevy
Anna: Ann Richards
Howard Clinton: Walter Abel
Anton Dubechek: John Qualen
Teddy Dangos: Horace McNally
Tina Dangos: Mary McLeod
George Dangos: Bob Lowell

: Report to the People

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC1)

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

with 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.

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