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: Play School

Story: "The Accident"


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant
Pianist: William Blezard
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Scriptwriter: Alan Horrocks
Director: Carole Ward
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Chronicle: Egypt, Rome and Britain

A Chronicle magazine

Egypt: The famous temples on the island of Philae are being drowned by the Aswan High Dam - UNESCO has a plan to save them.

Rome: New light on the Roman Baths at Bath. Professor Barry Cunliffe has excavated a new area which will soon be open to the public.

Britain: The Duke of Edinburgh recently opened the Neptune Hall at the National Maritime Museum. Centrepiece is the paddle-wheel tug Reliant which started life on the Manchester Ship Canal in 1907.



Narrator: Gary Watson
Producer: Julia Cave
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone
Archaeologist (Rome): Professor Barry Cunliffe

: Sport Two

with Colin Welland and Ian Wooldridge

94 Not Out
Wilfred Rhodes has become a legend in his own lifetime. He played in his first Test match - which was W. G. Grace's last - in 1899; his last in 1926, when he was 48. He is now 94. John Arlott visits him and accompanies him to a match.

Also... a few minutes before the vast television coverage of the Munich Games begins, Welland and Wooldridge turn a critical eye on the Olympic Movement.

(Olympic Games preview: BBC1, 9.25)


Presenter: Colin Welland
Presenter: Ian Wooldridge
Subject (94 Not Out): Wilfred Rhodes
Reporter (94 Not Out): John Arlott
Director: Terry Long
Director: Bob Abrahams
Assistant Editor: Ken Hawkes
Editor: Phil Pilley

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Clacks Farm, Ombersley, Worcestershire
Seasonal work in the vegetable garden - onions and lettuce, and the care of tomatoes, cucumbers and melons.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Beethoven Symphonies: Symphony No 9, in D minor

Otto Klemperer conducts Symphony No 9, in D minor
with Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), George Shirley (tenor), Theo Adam (bass)
New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-master Wilhelm Pitz
New Philharmonia Orchestra
leader Emanuel Hurwitz

Tonight's programme was recorded at a public concert in the Royal Festival Hall in 1970, the Beethoven bicentenary year. It completes the cycle of symphonies conducted by Otto Klemperer, the leading Beethoven conductor of our day, when he was 85 years old. It was the last time he conducted all nine symphonies, for earlier this year he announced his retirement from the concert platform.
Commentary spoken by Richard Baker

"The series has been as valuable in its own way as Kenneth Clark's Civilisation" (Daily Mail)


Narrator: Richard Baker
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Baker
Tenor: George Shirley
Bass: Theo Adam
Singers: New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-master: Wilhelm Pitz
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Sound: Vic Godrich
Lighting: Hugh Cartwright
Producer: Walter Todds

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

With Tony Bilbow, Michael Dean, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
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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