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: Open University

6.40 Genes and Development

7.5 Cyprus

7.30 Purification of an Enzyme

: Closedown

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers including discussions, music, and stories from the communities. Produced and presented by SALEEM SHAHED
Director ASHOK RAMPAL (Birmingham)


Presented By: Saleem Shahed
Director: Ashok Rampal

: Play School

The Ugly Duckling words and music by FRANK LOESSER Presenters KAREN PLATT and LIONEL MORTON


Music By: Frank Loesser
Presenters: Karen Platt
Presenters: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 Personality Growth and Learning

5.25 English Furniture

5.50 Reading Development

6.15 Decision Making in Britain

6.40 Mendelssohn, 1829

7.5 Bela Bartok

: Newsday

with Richard Kershaw
Every weekday evening an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines follows the News Summary
Preceded by Weather


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Taste of Britain

The first of five programmes 1: The Heart of England
' A Regional dish is a whole countryside '
In this programme Derek Cooper explores some classic English foods in the most English of counties, Hereford and Worcestershire. The beef, from the white-faced Hereford cattle, and the draught beer from Worcestershire hops, should strike right to the heart of every true Englishman. But do they? Are they the same as they used to be? Can you still get a pint of real ale?
DEREK COOPER sets out to discover, and on the way samples, the luxury of Evesham asparagus, the tang of Worcester sauce and the taste of the strange, boneless and increasingly rare river lampern.
Introduced by DEREK COOPER
Producer ANDREW SNELL (Manchester)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Introduced By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Andrew Snell

: The Ascent of Man

A personal view by J. Bronowski in 13 programmes
11: Knowledge of Certainty?
Six million people were sacrificed to the belief that there is a final solution to every question. Information and knowledge are the property of every man but certainty belongs only to gods. The great achievement of physics in the 20th century has been to show that absolute certainty, in' science or outside of it, is beyond our grasp. When physicists formulated their Principle of Uncertainty in the pre-war Germany of rising Nazism they could not know that the ironies of history would lead them to confront the fiery reality of Hiroshima.
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE
Book (same title), £5.50, from bookshops


Unknown: J. Bronowski
Editor: Adrian Malone

: The Accursed Kings

(Les Rois Maudits)
A series in six episodes starring Genevieve Casile Helene Due , Louis Seigner Jean Piat , Georges Marchal
In the 14th century, the destinies : of France and Plantaganet Eng- : land were inextricably entwined. Unfolding like a tapestry, this highly acclaimed French television adaptation, based on a series of books by the famous novelist Maurice Druon , captures the passions and power struggles that dominated life in the French court. Episode 1: The Iron King
The Grand-Master of the Knights Templar, a rich, religious and paramilitary order, is to be burnt at the stake. Just before he dies he puts a curse on Philippe the Fair and his successors for 13 generations.
An ORTF production


Unknown: Genevieve Casile
Unknown: Helene Due
Unknown: Louis Seigner
Unknown: Jean Piat
Unknown: Georges Marchal
Unknown: Maurice Druon
Director: Claude Barma
Queen Isabella: Ge!neviève Casile
Mahaut of Artois: Hélène Due
Spinello Tolomei: Louis Seigner
Robert of Artois: Jean Piat
Philippe the Fair: Georges Marchal
Marie de Cressay: Anne Kreis
Guccio Baglioni: Jean-Ll\c Moreau
Jacques de Molay: Xavier Depraz
Charles of Valois: Jean Deschamps
Philippe of Poitiers: Jose Maria Flotats
Enguerrand de Marigny: Andre Falcon
Guillaume de Nogaret: Jacques Goasguen
Blanche of Burgundy: Catherine Hubeau
Jeanne of Burgundy: Catherine Riche
Beatrice D'Hirson: Catherine Rouvel
English commentary spoken by: David King

: News Extra

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Closedown



Unknown: David Markham
Unknown: William Habington

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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