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: Play School

Story: "George's Mouth-organ" by Judy Whitfield

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (George's Mouth-organ)/Scriptwriter: Judy Whitfield
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Kerry Jewel
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Director: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Rosla and After: 14: Curriculum (3)

Design and Craft and the Humanities Curriculum Project: two examples of Schools Council curriculum developments.

(Shown on Tuesdays, BBC1)


Producer: David Allen
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Europa: Portrait of an Island...

There are no trees and no trains. No pollution; no illiteracy. Only six murders have been committed in this century. Forty per cent of all babies born are illegitimate. The people live longer than most and it's fish that makes them rich or poor...
Iceland as seen by Swiss and Swedish television reveals some unusual aspects of its way of life in Europe's remotest corner.
Introduced by Derek Hart



Presenter: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: War and Peace: 5: Austerlitz

by Leo Tolstoy
dramatised in 20 parts by Jack Pulman

Nikolai has been slightly wounded and promoted. Prince Vasili Kuragin arranged a marriage between his daughter Helene and Pierre. However, he was less successful with his attempt to marry his son Anatole to Maria, Andrei's sister.

(Repeated next Saturday evening. "War and Peace", and 84-page illustrated guide, from newsagents price 25p)


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatist: Jack Pulman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Napoleon: David Swift
Napoleon's secretary: Geoffrey Morris
General Savary: John Ringham
Nikolai: Sylvester Morand
Denisov: Gary Watson
Boris Drubetskoy: Neil Stacy
Lieut Berg: Michael Billington
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky: Alan Dobie
A Cossack: Malcolm Bullivant
French prisoner: Terry Wright
Tsar Alexander: Donald Douglas
Prince Dolgoruchov: Philip Morant
General Weirother: Michael Beint
Kutuzov: Frank Middlemass
Prince Murat: Gerard Hely
Marshal Soult: John Lincoln Wright
Marshal Davout: Tony Steedman
Prince Bagration: Tenniel Evans
French messenger: Richard Poore
Russian officer: Joseph Wise
German adjutant: James Appleby
Russian general: Hubert Cross
Emperor Francis Joseph: Arthur Blake

: Backstage

Continuing this series of conversations about the theatre Sir John Gielgud talks about his second cousin, the designer and writer Gordon Craig.


Presenter: Sir John Gielgud
Producer: John Drummond

: Horizon: The Making of the English Landscape

What made the English landscape look the way it does? Why are the hedgebanks and lanes of Devon so different from those of the Midlands? What lies behind the lost villages of Lincolnshire, the winding ditches of the Somerset marshlands, the remote granite farmlands of Cornwall?
Horizon traces the historical evolution of the landscape through the eyes of the pioneer historian W.G. Hoskins. He sees history not only in documents or books but in the landscape itself. In the position of a church, and the shape of a village, the curve of a hedge. For those who know how to read it it's the richest historical record we possess.

(Repeated next Sunday afternoon)


Presenter: W.G. Hoskins
Film Editor: Clare Douglas
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Peter Jones

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: 3: Jay Humber's Ronnie's So Long at the Fair

Six writers in a second Birmingham season

When Rene sees her 14-year-old son at the fair and shakes hands with his new friend her suspicions are aroused. Is she justified or is she finding reasons to revisit her husband?


Writer: Jay Humber
Script Editor: Tara Prem
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: David Rose
Director: Ian Wyatt
Edwin: David Dixon
Christine: Sherrie Hewson
Rene: Pat Heywood
Ted: John Collin

: Three Children in Every Thousand

"I sat down and cried about it ... and I thought, Well, she's useless now, she's never going to be any use to anybody."
At least three children in every thousand are born mentally handicapped: this documentary is about what it's like to become the parents of such a child. Many will find that possibility too awful to think of. Those who stay to watch will find parts of this film record of three children and their parents disturbing and depressing; they will also find much that is heartwarming and hopeful.
"I thought, I'm going to swot it up, and she's going to be the first genius mongol in the world!"
(From Bristol)


Reporter: Suzie Fleming
Producer: Colin Thomas

: News on 2


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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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