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: Open University

7.40 Foundation Maths

8.05 History's Raw Material

8.30 Pure Maths

8.55 Computers

9.20 BBC Selection Board: 1

9.45 Ecology

10.10 Curriculum Design and Development

10.35 Maths

11.00 Reading Development

11.25 Origins of World War 1

11.50 Earth Materials: 2

12.15 In Search of Zion

12.40 Telecommunication Systems

1.05 Emily Bronte

1.30 Plant Structure

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Cure for Love

starring Robert Donat
Jack Hardacre returns from active service to a real Lancashire welcome in his native village - and finds himself faced with a choice between two girls, one of whom is already regarded as his fiancée,
Producer and director ROBERT DONAT . Films: page 8


Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Jack Hardacre
Director: Robert Donat
Jack: Robert Donat
Milly: Renee Asherson
Mrs Hardacre: Marjorie Rhodes
Harry: Charles Victor
Mrs Dorbell: Thora Hird
Janey: Dora Bryan
Mrs Jenkins: Gladys Henson
Sam: John Stratton
Claude: Francis Wignall
Vicar: Norman Partridge
Mrs Harrison: Edna Morris
Albert: Michael Dear

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
Carol Chell , Jeremy Irons
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Henry McKenzie


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Henry McKenzie
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme

North Sea oil

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians, tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by NOEL LEWIS


Presented By: Noel Lewis

: World of Difference: The Captains

Two airline pilots from different generations compare notes. Mike Webster of British Airways takes a Jumbo jet down the route from London to South Africa. John Harrington, OBE, who flew with Imperial Airways, remembers how it was.


Subject: Mike Webster
Subject: John Harrington
Producer: Tony Salmon

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

The Welsh RU Challenge Cup Quarter-Final
Aberavon v Swansea
Aberavon, beaten finalists in the past two years, proved their Cup spirit in the previous round by beating Cardiff with the winning try scored in injury time. Swansea, led by that magnificent Number Eight Mervyn Davies , will need all their skills to overcome this fit, hard-tackling side.
Director oewi GRIFFITHS
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Mervyn Davies
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Director: Oewi Griffiths
Producer: Bill Taylor

: Network *

Tonight from BBC North West Nancy and the Pot Hunters
Nancy Goodwin, a farmer's daughter from Crewe, is 18 years old and stage-struck. She measures her talent by the number of cups she wins. So do many of the 5,000 other competitors in one of the country's biggest musical festivals, at Blackpool. They seek criticism, to win a ' pot' - or maybe stardom.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Producer: Gerald Harrison
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Cakes and Ale

Dramatised in three parts by HARRY GREEN starring Michael Hordern as Willie Ashenden
Judy Cornwell as Rosie Gann
With the help of ever-faithful Lord George. Rosie and Ted Driffield have fled Blackstable and debts. In London, success waits for Ted; and for Rosie waits the adoring young Willie Ashenden. Part 3


Unknown: Harry Green
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Willie Ashenden
Unknown: Judy Cornwell
Unknown: Rosie Gann
Unknown: Lord George. Rosie
Unknown: Willie Ashenden.

: Hostage

A crime and its consequences - special debate introduced by David Dimbleby
A gunman holds three girls hostage in the Kreditbank, Stockholm, and poses the Swedish police with an appalling problem -how far dare they gamble with the lives of the girls?
A dramatic reconstruction of what really happened inside the bank vault in 1973 precedes a discussion between police, psychiatrists, diplomats, and men and women who have themselves been held hostage. At issue, which is more important -saving the lives of the innocent or upholding the rule of law?
Scriptwriter NICK MCCARTY Designer JOHN HURST


Introduced By: David Dimbleby
Scriptwriter: Nick McCarty
Designer: John Hurst
Unknown: Jenny Monahan
Editor: Michael Townson
OlSSOn: Garfield Morgan
Clark: Robert Tayman
Sven: Karl Lanchbury
Christine: Meg Davies
Elizabeth: Harriet Philpin
Bridget: Christine Akehurst

: The First Picture Show

A series presenting some of the best new films made by young film-makers at art colleges, film schools and polytechnics throughout Britain.
One man's ceiling: a cheerful improvisation by PETER SILK on the song by Paul Simon.
A great effort: a vivid film by JIM CURRAN about the experience of climbing, filmed in Wales and based on the writings of the pioneering English climber John Men-love Edwards.
Scrooge: a modern version written and directed by NORMAN STONE. RON MOODY plays Scrooge now transformed into a media tycoon in ruthless pursuit of power and profit, with GRAHAM STARK as Bob Cratchit , his trembling lackey and chauffeur.
Introduced by Gavin Millar


Unknown: Peter Silk
Unknown: Paul Simon.
Unknown: Jim Curran
Directed By: Norman Stone.
Unknown: Bob Cratchit
Introduced By: Gavin Millar
Producer: Michael Didd

: News on 2


: Open Door

People make Television
Tonight: The British Campaign to Stop Immigration
' This programme is dedicated to the silent majority who until now, because of a sinister veil of censorship, have never had the opportunity to give their views to the British public.
The freedom of speech should be granted to all. We say this knowing that the new legislation on our subject is now before Parliament.'
Made in co-operation with the Community Programme Unit of the BBC

: Midnight Movie: Mr Denning Drives North

Starring John Mills, Phyllis Calvert
with Eileen Moore, Sam Wanamaker, Herbert Lorn

When Tom Denning discovers that his daughter is having an affair with a criminal, he determines to buy the man off. But his attempt proves to be a deadly mistake.
Films: page 8


Director: Anthony Kimmins
Tom Denning: John Mills
Kay Denning: Phyllis Calvert
Liz Denning: Eileen Moore
Chick Eddowes: Sam Wanamaker
Mados: Herbert Lom
Wright: Raymond Huntley
Harry Stokes: Russell Waters
Woods: Wilfrid Hyde White
Ma Smith: Freda Jackson
Ted Smith: Trader Faulkner

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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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