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: Not Seeing is Believing

The Astronomy and Physics of Black Holes
This lecture by Dr Dennis Sclama of All Souls College, Oxford, was recorded earlier this month before an invited audience at the University of St Andrews.


Unknown: Dr Dennis Sclama

: Closedown

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson


Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: Westminster

Presented by PETER HILL


Presented By: Peter Hill

: The Money Programme

Gathering Winter Fuel

: Open Door

So You Want to Go on the Stage? Presented by The Arts Association

: The Ascent of Man

3: The Grain in the Stone

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Kenneth KendaU


Unknown: Kenneth Kendau
Editor: Bill Nortkwood

: See You Sunday

Reflecting the religious world of a new generation. Presented by Alex Dolphin and Alastair Pirrie


Presented By: Alex Dolphin
Presented By: Alastair Pirrie
Director: Bill Nicholson
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: The World About Us

Walk into the Parlour
Trip wires and trap doors, pulleys and glue - not just theatrical props, but the vital structures in the diverse world of spiders. This film shows that spiders not only have ingenious devices for catching food, they also have elaborate and quite astonishing courtship rituals.
Narrated by ALAN GIBSON
Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)


Unknown: Alan Gibson
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Christopher Parsons

: Britten's Birthday,

A celebration to mark the 60th birthday, last Thursday, of one of the most significant musical figures of the century.
John Culshaw looks back over the composer's career and presents excerpts from productions of: Peter Grimes , Billy Budd , Noye's Fludde, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Burning Fiery Furnace, Owen Wingrave and clips from some rare archive material. Artists appearing include
Peter Pears , Margaret Price
Benjamin Luxon, Bryan Drake Eli,zabeth
Bainbridge Owen Brannigan , Peter Glossop
Gregory Dempscy , .Tames Bowman Sheila Rex , Kenneth Macdonald Anne Pashlcy , Jill Gomez David Bowman
The Melos Ensemble
The English Chamber Orchestra and Benjamin Britten himself
As a finale to Britten's Birthday BBC2 joins Radio 3 in stereo at
8.50 to relay direct from the Royal Albert Hall , London, a performance of Britten's Spring Symphony with Sheila Armstrong
Anna Reynolds , Peter Pears
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir Director of Music
Chorus Master ARTHUR OLDHAM London Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andre Previn
Introduced for BBC2 and Radio 3 by CORMAC RIGBY


Unknown: John Culshaw
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Billy Budd
Unknown: Owen Wingrave
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Bryan Drake
Unknown: Bainbridge Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Peter Glossop
Unknown: Gregory Dempscy
Unknown: Bowman Sheila Rex
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: Anne Pashlcy
Unknown: Jill Gomez
Unknown: David Bowman
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Sheila Armstrong
Unknown: Anna Reynolds
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Cormac Rigby
Producer: Brian Large

: The Shadow of The Tower

The White Hart by JOHN ELLIOT Henry VII with James Maxwell
Even after the Battle of Stoke, determined men still plot to dethrone the King. Spies report that the centre of rebellion is in the heart of the English court-and close to Henry himself.


Unknown: White Hart
Unknown: John Elliot
Producer: Jordan Lawrence
Director: Moira Armstrong
Robert Ratcliffe: Barry Lowe
Sir Robert Clifford: Colin Jeavons
Sir William Stanley: John Franklyn-Robbins
Archdeacon Hussey: Donald Eccles
William Daubenay: Douglas Milvain
Sir Simon Mountford: Hugh Morton
Queen Elizabeth: Norma West
Margaret Beaufort: Marigold Sharman
Thomas Stanley Earl of Derby: Robert James
SirEdward Poynings: Barry Savage
Earl of Oxford: Hugh Sullivan
Sir Reginald Bray: Noel Johnson
Cardinal Morton: Denis Carey
Giles, Lord Daubenay: Michael Mulcaster
Jasper Tudor: Brian Badcoe
Digby: Michael Beint
Thomas Astwood: Hayward Morse
Earl of Kildare: Gawn Grainger
Lord Chief Justice: Edward Harvey

: Morecambe and Wise Show

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Written by MIKE CRAIG and LAWRIE KINSLEY Wig sketch bv BARRY CRYER with Roy Castle , Pete Murray Anne Murray , The Pattersons with RAYMOND MASON and LES RAWLINGS , JOHNNY VYVYAN JOHN EAST, HUGH ELTON
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Designer VICTOR MEREDITH Producer JOHN AMMONDS


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrie Kinsley
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Anne Murray
Unknown: Raymond Mason
Unknown: Les Rawlings
Unknown: Johnny Vyvyan
Unknown: Hugh Elton
Unknown: Charles Finch
Directed By: Peter Knight
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: John Ammonds

: Up Sunday

In Search of Merry England
John Wells, William Rushton
John Fortune , Clive James and James Cameron set off to discover Britain and the British. Among the people they meet on the way are Adge Cutler and the Wurzels.
Animation BOB GALE
Studio director TOM CORCORAN Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Adge Cutler
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Ian Keill

: 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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