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: Play School

(Full details on BBC1 at 4.0 pm)

: Closedown

: The Languages of Animals

Royal Institution Lectures 6: Animal Language, Human Language
Most animal languages are relatively simple, but some animals send complicated messages giving detailed instructions: concerning food, for example.
Until recently it seemed no animal could truly learn our language and use it the way we do. David Attenborough , in this final programme, shows us something of the natural intelligence of the chimpanzee.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: News Summary


: Family Fare

Simple and attractive dishes prepared for you by Delia Smith Using Spices
Book 20p: see page 114


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: John Longley
Producer: Betty White

: The Idle Islands

An out-of-season jaunt around the Mediterranean with Johnny Morris 2 : Korcula and Hvar, Yugoslavia Last March Johnny spent a few days in the beautiful old walled city of Dubrovnik before taking a steamer along the Dalmatian coast to visit two of the hundreds of Adriatic islands - Korcula, the childhood home of Marco Polo. and, further north, the lavender island of Hvar.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN (Bristol)


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Marco Polo.
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Camera and the Song

The Camera of Nigel Walters and the Songs of Max Boyce My Green Valley
One wet day a year ago HARRY MORGAN buried his granny once again, another victim of rugby fever, as the whole valley emptied to see Neath and Aberavon combine to take on the All Blacks. MAX BOYCE , ex-miner and rugby fanatic, sings of his valley.
Musical arranger BILL SOUTHGATE
Assistant producer CLEM VALLANCE Producer JOHN BIRD


Unknown: Nigel Walters
Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Bill Southgate
Unknown: William Southgate
Unknown: Alan Dykes
Editor: Paul Carter
Producer: Clem Vallance

: The Energy Crunch

Have you started planning what you can do without, over the next few years? What is energy starvation going to do to your life? Who's going to get the energy? What's going to happen to the others?
Up to last June, when three documentaries called The Energy Crunch dealt definitely with the problem of dwindling fuel resources, these questions were largely theoretical. Now they're not. Tonight's programme considers facts as they were presented, and, in the light of what's happened since, analyses the limited alternatives ahead. Introduced by JAMES BURKE


Introduced By: James Burke
Presented By: Michael Blakstad

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling ; Weather


Presented By: David Holmes
Unknown: Peter Dorling

: 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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