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: Play School

Story: The Barber who thought he could sing by JEAN WATSON
Guest storyteller George Chisholm Presenters


Unknown: Jean Watson
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Rick Jones

: Closedown

: Play School

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: Open University

5.50-6.15 Closedown

: Interval

: Open University

: News Summary


: Their World

A new film series about animal behaviour and survival.
7: The Riddle of the Rook
The rook is a bird that everyone knows, but knows almost nothing about. For example, how do these mysterious birds control their own numbers with such efficiency? Year after year some farmers kill every young rook on their land, only to find that come winter the rook population has doubled. This is a riddle that scientists are still trying to solve.
Director and narrator
Scientific editor
Presented by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)


Unknown: Professor Niko Tinbergen
Presented By: Christopher Parsons

: Europa

How do other Europeans look at us, the world, themselves? How do they interpret the issues and film the events? Television reports from West and East Europe reveal what concerns and interests our Continental neighbours.
Introduced by DEREK HART


Introduced By: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: Bel-Ami

by GUY DE MAUPASSANT: dramatised in five parts by ROBERT MULLER
Georges has survived his duel with a rival journalist.
3: Madeleine Producer


Unknown: Robert Muller
Unknown: Martin Lisemore
Director: John Davies
Charles Forestier: James Cossins
Madeleine: Suzanne Neve
Georges Duroy: Robin Ellis
Priest: Graham Leaman
Clotilde: Elvi Hale
Manservant: Maurice Quick
Jacques Rival: Garfield Morgan
Tattle: Arthur Pentelow
M Duroy: Will Leighton
Mme Duroy: Jean Haywood
Peasant: Clinton Morris
de Vaudrec: John Wentworth
Mme Walter: Margaret Courtenay
Suzanne: Wendy Allnutt
Rose: Penny Thomas
Laurine: Gillian Bailey

: Times Remembered

ESTHER RANTZEN talks to Sir Neville Cardus
SIR NEVILLE CARDUS , knighted for his services to cricket and music, is still, at the age of 83, a hard-working critic for The Guardian.


Talks: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Sir Neville Cardus
Unknown: Sir Neville Cardus
Director: Shirley Fisher

: Horizon

The Making of a Natural History Film
SFTA Award: Best Factual Programme for 1972
Two years ago Horizon asked some Natural History film makers to make a film and then, in the intervening years, filmed how they did it.
How, for example, do you get cameras inside birds' nests that are in dark holes in trees, or into the bottom of an insect-eating pitcher plant to film the plant's-eye view of its dinner? How do you arrange for a pike to catch a stickleback successfully in full view of the camera and lights?
And how do you cope with film of a stickleback's egg where you need a magnification so great that the vibrations from a passing lorry wreck the shot?
All this you can see ... plus the film they were making. It's probably the most detailed ever made of the life of the stickleback. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor TED WALTER
Specialist photography by Oxford Scientific Films Editor PETER GOODCHILD
Producer mick RHODES


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Ted Walter
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Mick Rhodes

: Richie Havens

In Concert
The dynamic Havens strums his way through ' High flying bird,' Graham Nash 's ' Teach the children ' and Paul Simon 's ' Old Friends.'


Unknown: Graham Nash
Unknown: Paul Simon
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Bypass

by David Rudkin
The spoilt village of Wellesham; a corrupt road plan, an inevitable tragedy; a young mother acquires a deadly awareness of the inaccessible process of officialdom.

"A haunting and masterly composed little play" (Peter Black, Daily Mail)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: David Rudkin
Designer: Gavin Davies
Director: David Rose
Linda Langston: Jean Leppard
Stan Langston: Adrian Bracken
Moore, a teacher: Bob Peck
Shakespeare, a councillor: Simon Carter

: News Extra

with David Tindall; Weather


Newsreader: David Tindall

: Real Time: Speech Day

Barry Hines, author of "Kes" and this week's "Play for Today, Speech Day", discusses his play with pupils, members of staff and the Headmaster of Ecclesfield Comprehensive School, near Sheffield, where he was once a pupil.



Presenter: Barry Hines
Producer: Philip Speight

: Closedown

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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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