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: Play School

Story: Mr Bear in the Air
Written by CHIZUKO KURATOMI Illustrated by KOZO KAKIMOTO Presenters:
Scriptwriter IRENE COCKROFT Director sue peto
Executive producer CYNTIA FELGATE


Unknown: Mr Bear
Written By: Chizuko Kuratomi
Illustrated By: Kozo Kakimoto
Unknown: Karen Platt
Pianist: Fred Harris
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Designer: Philip Lindley
Unknown: Scriptwriter Irene Cockroft
Director: Sue Peto
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cyntia Felgate

: Closedown

: Dressmaker

A series of ten programmes on dressmaking for beginners. Presented by Ann Ladbury 1: T-shirt
Have you always wanted to learn to sew your own clothes? This series shows absolute beginners how to make a range of easy but fashionable clothes (based on patterns in accompanying book) and including a wrap skirt, trousers, jacket and up-to-the-minute version of the classic shirt waist.
The first programme will show you how to make a successful start with a quickly and simply made T-shirt.
Series editor SHEILA INNES Producer jenny ROGERS
Book, same title, 12.40, from bookshops


Presented By: Ann Ladbury
Editor: Sheila Innes

: Weather

: Newsday

Today's News from Kenneth Kendall
And an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines.


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Landscapes of England

Six explorations with Professor W. G. Hoskins 1: Ancient Dorset
The English landscape is a patchwork of small-scale changes which become apparent in any journey of more than a few miles. How these came about has been the lifelong concern of Professor William Hoskins. His years of careful observation of many different landscapes show how much man has influenced his surroundings.
How did the English landscape begin? And how much of man's earliest imprint on the landscape is still visible?
Professor Hoskins leads us to the lonely heaths, remote valleys and quiet villages and towns of Dorset to show how generations of men and women have shaped the ancient landscape.
Film cameraman NAT CROSBY Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Producer PETER JONES
English Landscapes, 75p, from bookshops


Unknown: Professor W. G. Hoskins
Unknown: William Hoskins.
Editor: Clare Douglas

: The Money Programme

A True and Fair View
There are more than 100,000 professionally qualified accountants in this country. Nearly half of these work as auditors, the men who check company accounts to see that they comply with the law. Recent insolvencies have highlighted their watchdog role. But do they go through the books carefully enough? How much information do they, and should they give to employees, to share-holders and to the Inland Revenue? Presented by BILL KERR-ELLIOTT With GRAHAM TURNER and JOHN SWINFIELD
Assistant editor PAUL ELLIS


Presented By: Bill Kerr-Elliott
Unknown: Graham Turner
Unknown: John Swinfield
Editor: Paul Ellis
Editor: John Dekker

: Oscar Peterson's Piano Party

The second of six programmes with the great jazz pianist who brings together a number of guests to play and talk about their music. This week:
Ena Baga, Alan Price and Michel Legrand
Lighting PETER wesson Designer JOHN HURST


Unknown: Michel Legrand
Designer: John Hurst

: Get The Drift

Second of six programmes with Henry Livings, Alex Glasgow and guest Bernard Cribbins
A comedy series of mild and bitter humour with sweet and sour songs to tickle the palate.
Producer MIKE HEALEY. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alex Glasgow
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Written By: Leonard Barras
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Songs By: Alex Glasgow
Director: Mike Toppin
Producer: Mike Healey.

: Fall of Eagles

A series of ten programmes
2: The Last Tsar by JOHN ELLIOT starring
Gayle Hunnicutt , Charles Kay Barry Foster , Freddie Jones
Patrick Stewart , Lynn Farleigh Ursula Howells , David Collings
NICHOLAS: I intend to maintain the principle of absolute autocracy, as firmly as my dear father.
Incidental music KENNETH PLATTS Producer STUART BURGE
Director BILL HAYS


Unknown: John Elliot
Unknown: Gayle Hunnicutt
Unknown: Charles Kay
Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Lynn Farleigh
Unknown: Ursula Howells
Unknown: David Collings
Music: Kenneth Platts
Producer: Stuart Burge
Director: Bill Hays
Alexander IIL: Tony Jay
Witte: Freddie Jones
Nicholas: Charles Kay
Kschessinska: Jan Francis
Milyukov: David Collings
Cousin Serge: John Nightingale
Constantin: Howard Rawlinson
Singer: Leila Hart
Ulyanov (Lenin): Patrick Stewart
Nadezhda: Lynn Farleigh
Wahl: Denzil Ellis
Young Nicholas: John Sanderson
Marie: Ursula Howells
Alexandra: Gayle Hunnicutt
Uncle Serge: Robert Brown
Ella: Isla Blair
Queen Victoria: Mavis Edwards
Wilhelm: Barry Foster
Father John: Kevin Stoney
Narrator: Michael Hordern

: Newsnight

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Presented By: Kenneth Kendall

: Closedown

LESLIE SANDS reads Song of a Man Who Has Come Through by D. H. LAWRENCE


Unknown: Leslie Sands
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence

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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.

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