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: Play School

Story: Pastry Story by MIKE ROSEN Presenters


Story By: Mike Rosen
Presenters: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: International Show Jumping

from the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Sussex featuring The W.D. and HO. Wills Derby Trial
An international competition with a first prize of £200 which affords the entrants a good look at the problems of the International Arena prior to next Sunday's jumping classic. Commentators
Television presentation ALAN MOUNCER and FRED VINER


Unknown: Alan Mouncer

: Open University

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Chelwood Vachery , Sussex
As a change from the usual routine, Percy Thrower visits a stately garden which has been rescued from oblivion and restored to its former glory.
Producer bill DUNCALF (from Birmingham) Book 50p. page 54


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Unknown: Chelwood Vachery
Unknown: Percy Thrower

: George Orwell: The Road to the Left

This film traces the life of the author of "1984" and "Animal Farm" during one crucial year, 1936. In that year Orwell spent some time in the depressed North of England, married, set off for the Spanish Civil War and completed his book "The Road to Wigan Pier", which set his course as a political writer.
Orwell is remembered by the people who knew him at the time, both in London and in the North. Among those who comment on his work and ideas are W.H. Auden, Noam Chomsky, Michael Foot, MP, Norman Mailer and Angus Wilson


Speaker: W.H. Auden
Speaker: Noam Chomsky
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: Norman Mailer
Speaker: Angus Wilson
Written and directed by: Melvyn Bragg

: Voices of Sport

The final programme in the present series of open discussions on controversial sporting topics, in which the panel of experts, chairman Ian Wooldridge , and members of the audience put their points of view.
This week's experts are:
Sir Stanley Rous , President of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) and former Secretary of the Football Association
Derek Dougan , Northern Ireland and Wolves striker and chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association
J. L. Manning, leading sports columnist
The questions are put by members of the audience at Wolverhampton Wanderers Social Club.


Unknown: Ian Wooldridge
Unknown: Sir Stanley Rous
Unknown: Derek Dougan
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Director: Terry Long
Producer: Ken Hawkes

: World Cinema: Ivan's Childhood

Kolya Burlyaev
Andrei Tarkovsky's award-winning film is a moving and sensitive account of a boy's life and death in war. Orphaned in the German invasion of Russia and determined on revenge, 12-year-old Ivan becomes a partisan. After several successful front-line spying operations it is decided to move young Ivan back to the rear for a rest. He resists strongly and is allowed to go on one more mission.
Director ANDREI TARKOVSKY This Week's Films: page »


Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Ivan ,: Kolya Burlyaev
His: Mother Tarkovskaya
Capt Kholin: Valentine Zubkov
Lieut Galtsev: E Zharikov
Masha: V Malyavina
Old man: D Milyutenko
Katasanov: S Krylov
Gryaznov: N Grinko

: News Extra

with Richard Whitmore Weather


Unknown: 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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