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: Play School

"The Owl and the Woodpecker" by Brian Wildsmith



Author (The Owl and the Woodpecker): Brian Wildsmith

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Haunted Mine: Part 3

with Michael Bryant


Storyteller: Michael Bryant

: Laurel and Hardy: Dirty Work


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Story Behind the Story: The Island that Vanished

with John Craven

John Craven visits Greek islands in search of the Atlantis legend.


Presenter: John Craven
Storyteller: Ray Smith
Illustrations: Jan Parker
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Molly Cox

: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

Dragons of Galapagos
The crew of the Calypso follows these marine iguanas on their feeding journeys under the sea. Narrated by JACQUES COUSTEAU and HUGH FALKUS
A production of Les Requins Associes and Metromedia Producers Corporation (from Bristol)


Unknown: Jacques Cousteau
Unknown: Hugh Falkus

: Bird's-Eye View: Inis Fail: Isle of Destiny

An aerial journey around Ireland with one of its foremost writers, James Plunkett
A BBC/RTE co-production


Presenter: James Plunkett
Quotations read by: T.P. McKenna
Quotations read by: Richard Pasco
Quotations read by: Sir John Betjeman
Music: John Beckett
Music played by: The RTE Symphony Orchestra
Tenor soloist: Frank Patterson
Series Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsroom

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Times Remembered

... by children from abroad

: Man Alive

This week: Eastern Promise
Earlier this year Man Alive found people all over Britain seeking inspiration from Eastern Mysticism. Now JEANNE LA CHARD and a Man Alive film team go to Dallas, Texas, to look at the school for Krishna devotees.
This film from America is used to up-date the Man Alive programme ' Eastern Promise ' first shown on 31 May, 1972.


Director: Shirley Fisher
Editor: Desmond Wilcox

: Follow the Rhine: 6: ...To the North Sea

with Johnny Morris

'The glittering glasshouses of Holland. Mile after mile of tropical growing power. A great and tremendous conjuring trick with glass, sun and silt.'
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Angry Screen: Boomerang

starring Dana Andrews
Lee J. Cobb , Jane Wyatt , with Arthur Kennedy , Cara Williams
When a priest is murdered the local prosecutor faces strong political pressure to achieve a swift conviction. But soon he has doubts.
Director ELIA KAZAN (Films: page 19)


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Lee J. Cobb
Unknown: Jane Wyatt
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Henry L Harvey: Dana Andrews
Mrs Harvey: Jane Wyatt
Chief Robinson: Lee J Cobb
Irene Nelson: Cara Williams
John Waldron: Arthur Kennedy
Woods: Sam Levene
McCreery: Robert Keith
Wade: Taylor Holmes
Cary: Lester Lonergan
Whitney: Lewis Leverett
Crossman: Philip Coolidge
Sgt Dugan: Barry Kelley
Mr Rogers: Richard Garrick
Harris: Edward Begley
Lt White: Carl Malden

: News on 2

and Weather

: Festival 26

A series of seven programmes in which Mary Marquis and Donald MacCormick present personalities and performances from the 26th Edinburgh International Festival


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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