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: Play School

Today's story is "Alexander's Flycycle" by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose
Presenters this week Sarah Long, Rick Jones


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Alexander's Flycycle): Elizabeth Rose
Author (Alexander's Flycycle): Gerald Rose

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Children Growing Up - 5 Plus: 5: We See It Like This

Children's views on friendship change as they grow up. So do their ways of expressing them.


Narrator: Fergus O'Kelly
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods
Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Untamed Frontier

A Western starring Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady

The last days of the mighty cattle barons were bitter ones. Often friend fought friend; brother killed brother.
Matt Denbow resists the flood of immigrant farmers to the free government land he uses for cattle grazing. Backing Denbow are his nephew Kirk and his reckless son Glenn, and soon the frontier is aflame with violence and death.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer: Leonard Goldstein
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Kirk Denbow: Joseph Cotten
Jane Stevens: Shelley Winters
Glenn Denbow: Scott Brady
Lottie: Suzan Ball
Matt Denbow: Minor Watson
Camilla Denbow: Katherine Emery
Dave Chittun: Lee van Cleef
Charlie Fentress: Richard Garland
Max Wickersham: John Alexander

: Horizon

Rail Crash
At 100 mph a passenger train has got no chance of dodging out of danger like a car; what is more, if it does hit something there are about 500 tons of metal and people flying about. And yet in the compartment of a British passenger train you are, statistically, nearly 200 times safer than in your car.
Clayton Tunnel in 1861, Armagh in 1889, Quintinshill in 1915, Norton Fitzwarren in 1940, Lewisham in 1957 ... this film is the story of the accidents that have most changed the system.
Using the few remaining steam trains, the film re-creates the circumstances of those accidents and then follows through the way in which the system has improved. It's a history of the way our modern technical wizardry is founded on the principles so dearly bought with the lives of earlier travellers.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Editor: Ted Walter
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Mick Rhodes

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits tonight against Polly Elwes
Robin Ray , Derek Hart
Guest musician Louis Fremaux Chairman Joseph Cooper


Unknown: Polly Elwes
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Derek Hart
Musician: Louis Fremaux
Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The savage redskins are howling for blood. The arrows are thudding into the cabin walls. Is this the finish for Billy and Lynda?
Script editor TIM ASPINALL Designer JOHN HURST Producer ANNE HEAD


Play By: Philip Martin
Editor: Tim Aspinall
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Rodney Bennett
Sibley: John Collin
Lynda: Anna Cropper
Dolan: Derek Newark

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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.

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