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: Play School

"The King Who Wanted to Reach the Moon" (trad)
Guest storyteller William Mervyn


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Fred Harris
Storyteller: William Mervyn

: Closedown

: Open University

6.40-7.5 Closedown

: News Summary


: Collector's World

Silver Repair: MICHAEL REINHOLD looks at a variety of repairs which many collectors might be surprised to find they could well afford.
History of the Chair: ARTHUR NEGUS gives a brief history of the English chair from the 17th to the 19th century.
Arthur Negus answers questions Introduced by Hugh Scully
Directors ROBIN DRAKE and PAUL SMITH Producer JOHN KING (from Bristol)


Unknown: Michael Reinhold
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Directors: Robin Drake
Directors: Paul Smith
Producer: John King

: His Majesty's Surveyor

A programme for the 400th anniversary of the birth of Inigo Jones (1573-1652) narrated by John Summerson with John Harris and Roy Strong As with his contemporary, Shakespeare, mystery surrounds England's first major architect and stage designer.
This programme assesses the work and outlines the life of the man who, more than any other, brought the spirit of the Renaissance in architecture to England.
Film cameraman KENNETH MACMILLAN Film editor JOHN JARVIS Producer ANN TURNER
Inigo Jones and his Influence: Wed,
9.10 pm R3. Putting on the style: p 11


Unknown: John Summerson
Unknown: John Harris
Unknown: Roy Strong
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Editor: John Jarvis
Producer: Ann Turner
Unknown: Inigo Jones

: The Sextet

Another chance to see
six of the plays from this award-winning series
Michele Dotrice , Ruth Dunning
Denholm Elliott , Richard Vernon Dennis Waterman , Billie Whitelaw in Stoker Irishman's Diaries by PETER TINNISWOOD
Stoker Leishman , one of the surviving members of a Polar expedition, has long been neglected. But his scheming family think they are on to a gold mine in the form of his unpublished diaries. Our Polar hero, however, sees things a different way.
The story was handled with originality and humour SCOTSMAN Producer RODERICK GRAHAM Director MICHAEL HAYES


Unknown: Michele Dotrice
Unknown: Ruth Dunning
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Stoker Leishman
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Michael Hayes
Mrs Bentall: Ruth Dunning
Dora: Billie Whitelaw
Stoker Leishman: Richard Vernon
Barbara: Michele Dotrice
Gordon: Dennis Waterman
Edgar: Denholm Elliott

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music.
In the studio Edgar Winter, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee plus album tracks and films.


Presenter: Bob Harris
Musician: Edgar Winter
Musician: Sonny Terry
Singer: Brownie McGhee
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News Extra

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: 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.

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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