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: Play School

Story: Henny Penny (traditional) Guest storyteller Elisabeth Welch Presenters


Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Toni Arthur

: Closedown

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales

Vale of Clwyd 1973
The Chairing Ceremony
The ancient and colourful ceremony of Chairing the successful bard on the stage of the National Eisteddfod is described by ALUN WILLIAMS
Television presentation by Richard LEWIS (This event is being televised simultaneously on BBC Wales with commentary in Welsh by R. Alun Evans )


Presentation By: Richard Lewis
Unknown: R. Alun Evans

: Closedown

: Cricket: Second Test

England v
West Indies
First day: coverage up to the close of play direct from Edgbaston

: Interval

: Open University

: Betjeman in Australia

The Land of the Golden Fleece
' I want to convey my affection for the vastness and variety of the architecture and buildings and scenery of Australia, and how on earth am I going to do it? '
In the autumn of 1971 Sir John Betjeman visited Australia. There it was spring. With his poet's eye he brought back his vision of Eastern Australia condensed into four programmes.
Tonight, in the first of the series, he looks at two of the great sources of Australian wealth - gold and wool - and the art and architecture which they produced.


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Margaret McCall

: The Advisers

A six-part documentary series
4: The Public-speaking Consultant A young man is sent by his employers to seek the advice of a firm of public-speaking consultants. In a three-day crash course the consultants endeavour to transform the young man: their aim is to turn a hesitant and lacklustre performer into a fluent and exciting communicator.
Written and produced by ROGER MILL Director REX BLOOMSTEIN


Editor: Don Fairservice
Produced By: Roger Mill
Director: Rex Bloomstein

: A Pin to See the Peepshow

by F. TENNYSON JESSE: dramatised in four parts by ELAINE MORGAN
3: Into Julia's loveless marriage enters Leo, seven years her junior, on whom she can project the image of a romantic love.
Music arranged and played by DUDLEY SIMPSON


Unknown: F. Tennyson
Played By: Dudley Simpson
Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Rex Tucker
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Julia: Francesca Annis
Herbert Starling: Bernard Hepton
Marian Lestrange: Jill Melford
Gipsy Danvers: Charlotte Howard
Emily: Sylvia Barter
Leonard Carr: John Duttine
Bertha: Georgine Anderson
George Beale: John Nettleton
Mildred Beale: Maggie Flint
Elsa Beale: Rosemary Blake
Matthew: Roger Gartland
Mrs Almond: Mary Chester
Mrs Carr: Maryann Turner
Mrs Humble: Queenie Watts
Johnny Humble: David Dyke
Anne Ackroyd: Petronella Barker
Waitress: Deddie Davies

: A Scientist Looks at Religion

Does Science ignore the evidence of Religious Experience?
Sir Alister Hardy , a distinguished biologist, believes that it does. After a life's work devoted to documenting natural history, he is now making a survey of religious experiences which he hopes will show there is more to our lives than the actions of physics and chemistry. He believes that religion is an essential factor in our survival.
A film showing his work and the strange experiences of his subjects, from faith-healing to meditation, is followed by a discussion in which Sir Alister Hardy argues with Professor John Taylor , Professor D. M. MacKay and Rev Stephen Sykes , Dean of St John's College, Cambridge, as to whether a scientific examination of religion can in fact be made.
Narrator clive SWIFT
Studio director BRIAN JOHNSON
The FRS who puts religion under his microscope: pages 8-9


Unknown: Sir Alister Hardy
Unknown: Sir Alister Hardy
Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Unknown: D. M. MacKay
Unknown: Stephen Sykes
Director: Brian Johnson

: The Joke

Four friends make up an amateur string quartet, but there is more between them than the music.
Designer DEREK DODD Producer ANN scott


Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Ann Scott
Director: Timothy Aspinall
Nadia: Yvonne Antrobus
Walter: Aubrey Woods
Edward: Bernard Lee
Del: Louis Selwyn

: Laurence Steme Lived Here

In the last programme of this series about the writer's world, Michael Frayn visits Shandy Hall, the country rectory near York where Sterne wrote one of the funniest of all English novels.
Film cameraman NAT CROSBY Director DENNIS MARKS


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Nat Crosby
Director: Dennis Marks

: News Extra

with John Edmunds ; Weather


Unknown: John Edmunds

: 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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