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: Play School

Story: "The Steeplejack" by Molly Cox
Presenters this week: Miranda Connell, Lionel Morton

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (The Steeplejack): Molly Cox
Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Children Growing Up: 5 Plus: 1: Home and Away

Suddenly the classroom. A new adult in charge, and other children in competition. Some take the step from home to school in their stride, but for many a little help is needed.


Narrator: Fergus O'Kelly
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Alias Smith and Jones: The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke

A Western adventure series with Hannibal Heyes and Jed ' Kid ' Curry - two of the roughest, toughest, nicest and kindest outlaws who ever rode the West
Starring Pete Duel as Smith and Ben Murphy as Jones
with guest stars Joan Hackett, J.D. Cannon

Charlie O'Rourke, an old friend of Smith and Jones, is about to be hanged for his heinous crimes -which are considerable. The boys decide to pay Charlie a farewell visit -which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes they have ever made!


Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actress]: Joan Hackett
[Actor]: J.D. Cannon

: Fifty Years of Music: or They Don't Write 'Em Like That Any More!

A programme to celebrate 50 years of broadcasting
Starring in a spectacular show which looks at the development of popular music during the last five decades are Henry Hall, Lulu, Vera Lynn, The New Seekers, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Cliff Richard and The Young Generation who introduce, link and represent songs from each period, ranging from big hits in the era of the Charleston to today's Top Ten.



Band Leader: Henry Hall
Singer: Lulu
Singer: Vera Lynn
Singers: The New Seekers
Singer: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Singer: Cliff Richard
Singers/Dancers: The Young Generation
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Costume: Linda Martin
Make Up: Sylvia James
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Stewart Morris

: The Ashes of Atlantis

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson

'There occurred violent earthquakes and floods and in one terrible day and night the island of Atlantis disappeared beneath the sea.' Plato's legend of a lost idyllic land has haunted man's imagination for centuries. Excavations on Santorini - a volcanic island 60 miles north of Crete in the Aegean - have revealed a buried Minoan city. Like Pompeii it is preserved under a mantle of pumice and ash. About 3,500 years ago the volcano of Santorini erupted; part of the island disappeared beneath the sea and the Minoan civilisation on Crete was destroyed.
Does the buried city on Santorini hold the clue to lost Atlantis? Chronicle cameras try to find the answer.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Julia Cave
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night Line-Up

With Tony Bilbow, Michael Dean, Sheridan Morley


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

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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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