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: Play School

Story: "A Tall Story" by Jean Watson


Author (A Tall Story): Jean Watson
Pianist: Paul Reade
Double bass: Alan Weighell
Designer: Fiona Comrie
Scriptwriter/Director: Richard Greening
Producer: Anne Gobey
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

England v
West Indies
Second day: coverage up to the close of play direct from The Oval.

: Interval

: Open University

: News Summary


: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from
Burford House, Tenbury Wells , Worcestershire
PERCY THROWER, with JOHN TREASURE as his host and guide, explores more of these lovely gardens.
Producer bill DUNCALF (Birmingham)
Percy Thrower 's Guide to Gardeners' World, 50p: see page 54


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Unknown: Tenbury Wells
Unknown: John Treasure
Unknown: Percy Thrower

: Robert Shaw: The Actor as Novelist

As actor, he has starred in The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Custer of the West, The Caretaker, and many other films.
As novelist, he won the Hawthornden Prize with his second novel The Sun Doctor, joining such previous winners as Robert Graves, Sean O'Casey and Graham Greene.
Robert Shaw talks outspokenly, and as honestly as he can, of his attitudes to writing and of his future as a serious novelist, while under the self-imposed pressures of big-money film acting.


Subject: Robert Shaw
Producer: John Ingram

: Voices of Sport

An open discussion on controversial sporting topics is introduced by Ian Wooldridge , leading sports columnist, who adds his own viewpoint to those of this week's experts:
Henry Cooper , former European, Empire and British heavyweight boxing champion
Tony Greig , skipper of Sussex CCC and probable heir to the England captaincy
Max Faulkner , former British Open Golf champion
The questions are put by members of the audience at Brighton Polytechnic - who also voice their own opinions.
Henry Cooper 's Choice: page 5


Introduced By: Ian Wooldridge
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Tony Greig
Unknown: Max Faulkner
Director: Terry Long
Producer: Ken Hawkes
Unknown: Henry Cooper

: World Cinema: Private Hurricane

Starring Daniela Kolarova, Pavel Landovsky

Life for Standa and his girl friend Bohunka is a dull, unchanging routine revolving around the chemical plant in a small Czech town where they work. Until one weekend, Bohunka begins an affair with Ado, Standa's boss....

This Week's Films: page 9


Director: Hynek Bocan
Bohunka: Daniela Kolarova
Standa: Pavel Landovsky
Adolphe Vinsh: Josef Somr
Mrs Joza Vinsh: Mila Myslikova
Josa Nejtr: Josef Chvalina
Mrs Ida Nejtr: Eva Ceislerova
Inka: Evelyna Juhanova
Standa's Mother: Sona Simberova
Standa's Father: Adolf Minsky
Secretary: Hana Kreihanslova

: News Extra

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: 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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