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: Play School

Story: "Choosing a chair"

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: One-Day International Cricket: England v Australia

The completion of the first match for the Prudential Trophy

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Sons of the Blood: 4: We were Lord Gods almighty...

The Great Boer War, 1899-1902 recalled by the men who fought it
Written and narrated by Kenneth Griffith

Twenty thousand Boers against a British Army of nearly 500,000 - the eventual outcome of the war was inevitable. But before the harsh peace terms were finally signed there were many months of bitter guerrilla fighting.
In this final programme Boer and British veterans relive those days 70 years ago, and wonder: 'Who really won the war?'



Writer/Narrator: Kenneth Griffith
Presented by: David Gerrard

: Emma: Part 6

by Jane Austen
Dramatised in six parts by Denis Constanduros

Harriet has been rescued from an embarrassing situation and her susceptible emotions have been stirred again. Emma has been reprimanded by Mr Knightley.


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Make-up: Pam Meager
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: John Glenister
Emma: Doran Godwin
Patty: Amber Thomas
Miss Bates: Constance Chapman
Jane Fairfax: Ania Marson
Mr Woodhouse: Donald Eccles
Mr Knightley: John Carson
Harriet Smith: Debbie Bowen
Williams: Vivienne Moore
Mr Weston: Raymond Adamson
Mrs Weston: Ellen Dryden
Frank Churchill: Robert East
Mrs Elton: Fiona Walker
Mr Elton: Timothy Peters
Robert Martin: John Alkin

: Industrial Grand Tour: 5: Crich

A series of ten programmes
with Neil Cossons

A series looking at Britain's industrial heritage - the richest legacy in Europe of monuments of the Industrial Revolution.
In the midst of a Derbyshire limestone quarry once owned and operated by the great rail engineer George Stephenson, a once familiar feature of British industrial cities has been brought back to life. Before the age of the motor car the electric tram car ruled the road and now does so again at Crich.


Presenter: Neil Cossons
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: Sacha's in Town

Starring Sacha Distel
Tonight Sacha welcomes as his special guests Petula Clark, Roy Castle, Stephane Grappelli and his trio: Pete Morgan, Girard Gustin, Marcel Blanche
Aldo Maccione
with The Norman Maen Dancers: Maureen Bright, Alison Minto, Patricia Lovett, Sue Weston, Domini Winter, Janis MacKintosh, Margaret Goodwin, Rosemary Clark

Peter Knight and his Orchestra


Presenter/Singer: Sacha Distel
Singer: Petula Clark
Entertainer: Roy Castle
Violinist (Stephane Grappelli and his trio): Stephane Grappelli
Musician (Stephane Grappelli and his trio): Pete Morgan
Musician (Stephane Grappelli and his trio): Girard Gustin
Musician (Stephane Grappelli and his trio): Marcel Blanche
Singer: Aldo MacCione
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Maureen Bright
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Alison Minto
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Patricia Lovett
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Sue Weston
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Domini Winter
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Janis MacKintosh
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Margaret Goodwin
Dancer (The Norman Maen Dancers): Rosemary Clark
Vocal backings: The Ladybirds
Musicians: Peter Knight and his Orchestra
Special musical arrangements: Peter Knight
Special musical arrangements: Nick Ingman
Choreography: Norman Maen
Costumes: Paula Bruce
Make-up: Ann Rayment
Lighting: Peter Smee
Sound: Adrian Bishop Laggett
Design: Robin Tarsnane
Script: Ronnie Taylor
Producer: Michael Hurll

: News on 2

and Weather

: World Cinema: Nothing But a Man

Starring Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln
The fifth of six films in our summer selection comes from the United States.

Reminiscent of Marty in its moving approach to the emotional problems of modern life, Nothing But a Man tells of a Negro's struggle for acceptance as an equal human being with equal rights.
This independent production was acclaimed at the New York, London and Venice Film Festivals.
(This Week Films: page 9)


Director: Michael Roemer
Duff Andersen: Ivan Dixon
Josie: Abbey Lincoln
Lee: Gloria Foster
Will Anderson: Julius Harris
Driver: Martin Priest
Frankie: Leonard Parker
Jocko: Yaphet Kotto
Reverend Dawson: Stanley Greene
Effie Simms: Helen Lounck

: Festival 26

A series of seven programmes in which Mary Marquis and Donald MacCormick present personalities and performances from the 26th Edinburgh International Festival
(On the threshold of a fringe: p 11)


Presenter: Mary Marquis
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Editor: Matthew Spicer

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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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