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: Play School

Story: The Mouse that Travelled by JULIAN D'ALBIE Presenters


Unknown: Julian D'Albie
Unknown: Carmen Munroe
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

: News Summary


: Music Makers

David Attenberough in conversation with musicians. Tonight he talks to the outstandingly versatile tenor Robert Tear who has already arrived on the international scene.


Unknown: David Attenberough
Tenor: Robert Tear
Producer: Walter Todds

: The Space Between Words

First shown early in 1972, this series shows four situations in which people try to communicate. 3: School
Unless there's an outbreak of violence, or scandal, or a wild experiment being tried, most schools are taken for granted. We all know what school is like. But for teachers, and for the pupils, it's a daily drama, no less difficult for being familiar. How can the teachers reach the 30 restless faces in front of them? How can the kids get through the day?
MAGGIE, the head of the English department at a large friendly comprehensive, tries different ways to approach her pupils. In the film she works with one fourth-year class - a lively, noisy bunch who secretly admit to wanting to learn.
The film-makers brought educational psychologist Dr Richard Suchman to talk to both teachers and pupils to see how differently they see the same class. The results surprised everyone.
A BBCtv/KCETtv production »


Unknown: Dr Richard Suchman
Unknown: Charles Stewart
Producer: Roger Graep

: Midweek Cinema: Sky West and Crooked

starring Hayley Mills with Ian McShane
Seventeen-year-old Brydie White has grown up mentally retarded following a shotgun accident years before in which a little boy was killed. In the small Cotswold village where she lives, her only friends are small children and animals - until one night, Roibin, a handsome gypsy boy, saves her from drowning and a whole new world opens up for Brydie.
This Week's Films: page


Screenplay: Mary Hayley Bell
Screenplay: John Prebble
Producer: Jack Hanbury
Director: John Mills
Brydie White: Hayley Mills
Roibin: Ian McShane
Edwin Dacres: Laurence Naismith
Philip Moss: Geoffrey Bayldon
Mrs White: Annette Crosbie
Cheeseman: Norman Bird
Bill Slim: Hamilton Dyce
Mrs Moss: Pauline Jameson
Grandmam: Rachel Thomas
Mrs Rigby: Judith Furse
Mrs Potts: Anne Blake
Mrs Cheeseman: June Ellis
Fred Strong: Jack Bligh
Dusty Miller: Len Jones

: The Gates of Asia

Six programmes on the civilisations of Turkey
Written and introduced by John Julius Norwich
6: The Ottoman Empire
The Harem of the Turkish sultans in Topkapi Palace has for centuries been a byword for splendour and decadence. From these dazzling rooms, recently restored and now shown on television for the first time, the Ottoman Empire was governed and misruled. Their capital, Constantinople, was transformed by buildings such as the Blue Mosque into the Istanbul of today.
In the final programme of the series LORD NORWICH brings his survey of Turkish history right up to the present time.
Film cameraman JOHN BAKER


Introduced By: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: John Baker
Editor: Anna Benson Gyles

: 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.

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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