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: Play School

Today's story:
Mr Duster and Mrs Scarf by NANCY QUAYLE Presenters:
Susan Mosco , Johnny Ball
Storytime from Play School, 25p, from bookshops


Unknown: Mr Duster
Unknown: Mrs Scarf
Unknown: Nancy Quayle
Unknown: Susan Mosco
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: On the National Health

A series of ten programmes presented by ANNE LAPPING and MICHAEL REINHOLD
8: Does the Local Council care?
Everyone needs some looking after as they grow old. But are our health and local Government services fulfilling their objectives to the elderly and, if not, why?
This programme was recorded before the freeze on local government spending that was announced recently. But the responsibility for providing sheltered housing and home helps for the elderly still rests with your local council.
Director ranis JF.I.I.EV
Series editor PETER RIDING


Presented By: Anne Lapping
Unknown: Michael Reinhold
Editor: Peter Riding

: Interval

: Representing the Community

A series of five programmes 3: Who runs the schools?
Every one of Britain's 33,000 schools has a managing body of some kind, composed mainly of lay people. Most parents don't know who sits on the managing or governing body of their children's schools - and the role of this body isn't clearly defined. Demands for more power now come from several quarters - parents, teachers, politicians, and pupils. Should they all have a say? Presenter SUE LAWLEY
Series editor GORDON CROTON

: Closedown

: The Caterers

The first of two programmes 1: Going it
Alone JOHN TOVEY runs his own hotel and restaurant overlooking Lake Windermere. This film looks at his ideas for getting the best out of his staff and for improving service to customers.
Commentary DEREK cooper
Producer IAN WOOLF
7.29-7.30 Weather


Unknown: Alone John Tovey

: Newsday

with Ludovic Kennedy , Robin Day Richard Kershaw , Angela Rippon
After the news a Newsday Profile of Hon Michael Manley , Prime Minister of Jamaica, who reflects on his life, racialism, colonialism and the development of his country-


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Michael Manley
Producer: Christopiiek Capron

: The Waltons

The Conflict: Part 2


John-Boy: Richard Thomas
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandpa: Will Geer
Grandma: Ellen Corby

: North and South: Part 1

by Mrs Gaskell
The BBC2 Serial: dramatised in four parts by David Turner
Margaret Hale is pleased to be leaving London to live with her parents in Hampshire. She is unaware that an even longer journey is in store.
Title music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson
Script editor Betty Willingale
Designer Tim Harvey
Producer Martin Lisemore
Director Rodney Bennett


Author: Mrs Gaskell
Dramatised by: David Turner
Title music composed and conducted by: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Betty Wilmngale
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Rodney Bennett
Margaret Hale: Rosalind Shanks
Edith Shaw: Gail Harrison
Henry Lennox: Ian Marter
Mr Hale: Robin Bailey
Mrs Hale: Kathleen Byron
Dixon: Peggy Ann Wood
John Thornton: Patrick Stewart
Mrs Thornton: Rosalie Crutchley
Bessy Higgins: Barbara Hickmott
Mary Higgins: Ginette McDonald
Nicholas Higgins: Norman Jones

: Worldwide

Public Television in America
Would you pay L2,000 for an ' Upstairs Downstairs '-style dinner served by a butler and maid? Recently a lady in New York did just that, to support the cause of better television. The dinner was one of 7,000 items offered on a Public Broadcasting Television station's auction to raise money. There are 260 of these television stations in America providing a cultural and educational alternative to the hard-selling commercial networks. They are financed by the Government, local organisations and the public themselves.
FRANK GiLLARD introduces this unique service and some of its programmes.
Producer maryse adbison


Introduces: Frank Gillard

: No Man's Land

In fifty years when peace outshines Remembrance of the battle lines,
Adventurous lads will sigh and cast Proud looks upon the plundered past. (SIEGFRIED SASSOON)
Henry Williamson , writer and old soldier, is 80 today. He is a born storyteller and in this programme he recalls some of his strange and moving experiences during the First World War.
Written and narrated by PATRICK GARLAND
Producer TRISTRAM powell


Unknown: Henry Williamson
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Producer: Tristram Powell

: Newsnight

Angela Rippon ; Weather


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

DAVID DAvis reads Down from the branches fall the leaves from ' Mediaeval Latin Lyrics translated by HELEN WADDELL


Unknown: David Davis
Translated By: Helen Waddell

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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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