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: Play School

Today's story: "Noah's Ark" by Trevor Blakemore
Illustrated by Mina Martinez
Guest storyteller Colin Jeavons


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Author (Noah's Ark): Trevor Blakemore
Illustrator (Noah's Ark): Mina Martinez
Storyteller: Colin Jeavons

: Closedown

: Medicine Today: The Investigation of Urinary Infection


Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Series Editor: Michael Garrod

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Rich Man, Poor Man...: Industry

Rich countries are industrialised. Poor countries are not. Should the poor be trying to catch up with the rich? Or should we be scaling down our own production and consumption closer to theirs? In this programme - the first in a series of six on the relationship between the rich and poor countries - John Percival argues that the spread of modern industry, far from solving the problems of poverty in the world, actually makes it worse.

The programme shows girls in Ceylon thrown out of work by modern machine looms, families in Ghana forced out of their homes by the demands of a big foreign firm, and one of our own unemployed, a skilled tradesman, made jobless by so-called progress. Industry brings its own problems in its train - pollution; the exhaustion of resources; and benefits to the rich at the expense of the poor.
(Are you being exploited?: pages 6-7)


Presenter/Producer: John Percival

: Wheelbase

Cliff Michelmore covers the world of Motoring with Barrie Gill and Dick Tracey
Tonight, action from yesterday's Spanish Grand Prix.
Analysis of the rising cost of car insurance and the reasons behind it.
Argument at the annual meeting this week of the Pedestrians Association whose President The Bishop of Chester campaigns to limit the freedom of the motor car in the interests of safety.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Barrie Gill
Reporter: Dick Tracey
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon

by Rosemary Anne Sisson
The first of six plays
[Starring] Annette Crosbie as Catherine of Aragon
Starring Keith Michel as Henry VIII
with Dorothy Tutin as Anne Boleyn
with Patrick Troughton

(Keith Michell at home: pages 56-58)


Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Series based on an idea by: Maurice Cowan
Make-Up: Pam Meager
Costumes: John Bloomfield
Lighting: Robert Wright
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Ronald Travers
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: John Glenister
Catherine: Annette Crosbie
Henry VII: John Woodnutt
Prince Arthur: Martin Ratcliffe
Dr de Puebla: Ken Wynne
Dona Elvira Manuel: Sally Travers
Earl of Surrey: Donald Bisset
Maria de Salinas: Margaret Ford
Francesca de Carceres: Joyce Mandre
Don Gutierre Gomez de Fuensalida: Peter Stephens
Bishop Fox: Robert Hartley
Henry VIII: Keith Michell
Tutor: Will Leighton
Lord Willoughby: Valentine Palmer
Anne Boleyn: Dorothy Tutin
Inez de Venegas: Ina De La Haye
Cardinal Wolsey: John Baskcomb
Princess Mary: Verina Greenlaw
Cardinal Campeggio: Ronald Adam
Duke of Norfolk: Patrick Troughton
Duke Of Suffolk: Raymond Adamson
Usher: Richard Burnett
Eustache Chapuys: Edward Atienza
Nobleman: Peter Bennett
Archbishop Warham: Charles Workman
Bishop Fisher: Geoffrey Lewis
[Actor]: Ray Marioni
[Actor]: Nigel Chivers

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams looks at the news, the views, and the sounds of today's music. In the studio Linda Hoyle, Jackson Browne and any guests who may drop in
(This Week's Sounds; page 11)


Presenter: Richard Williams
Singer: Linda Hoyle
Singer/Guitarist: Jackson Browne
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

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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.

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