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: Open University

7.40 Foundation Maths

8.05 Poetry

8.30 Pure Maths

8.55 Digital Computing

9.20 Ford Interview

9.45 Woodland Decomposers

10.10 Curriculum Design

10.35 Maths

11.00 Demographic Crisis

11.25 War Consequences 1814-30

11.50 Palaeontology and Geological Time

12.15 Suez Crisis

12.40 Transmission Lines

1.05 Childhood in Victorian Literature

1.30 Nutrition for Animals

: pin Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Torch Song

starring Joan Crawford
Michael Wilding with Gig Young Marjorie Rambeau
A temperamental musical comedy star realises that love is more important than the adulation she has grown used to in show business.
Director Charles WALTERS. Films: page 8


Unknown: Joan Crawford
Unknown: Michael Wilding
Unknown: Gig Young
Unknown: Marjorie Rambeau
Director: Charles Walters.
Jenny Stewart: Joan Crawford
Tye Graham: Michael Wilding
Cliff Willard: Gig Young
Mrs Stewart: Marjorie Rambeau
Joe Denner: Henry Morgan
Martha: Dorothy Patrick
Philip Norton: James Todd
Gene: Eugene Loring
Monty Rolfe: Paul Guilfoyle
Charlie Maylor: Benny Rubin
Peter: Peter Chong
Anne: Maidie Norman

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Derek Griffiths
Julie Stevens , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
Today's a Play Away Away Day from the Bankside Globe Play-house in London.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer KEN LEDSHAM
Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme

The Crown Agents
Who are they? What do they do?

: Westminster

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


Presented By: Noel Lewis

: Open Door

People make Television
KITE COMMUNITY ACTION present: The Kite and Cambridge
Cambridge is threatened by a huge shopping complex with parking for 2,500 cars. Kite Community Action opposes it. This programme shows the evils of destroying city centres for motorised shoppers.
Made in co-operation with the BBC's Community Programme Unit

: News and Sport


: Our Mutual Friend

Headstone has visited Lizzie again and his manner has disturbed her. Bella has shown she does not want Rokesmith's friendship. Part 4


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Edvard Munch

British Film Premiere
Written, directed and narrated by PETER WATKINS
Death; sex; and the total isolation of the individual: in Edvard Munch 's work up to his mental breakdown in 1908 all three are merged. It is this merging of the themes of love, death, jealousy and despair in the Norwegian artist's early life and artistic development that PETER WATKINS explores in his film. He captures the claustrophobia of the age in a highly impressionistic style which mirrors exactly the work and anxieties, the pains and passions of this highly controversial painter, as he strove to express a greater understanding of the human psyche.


Unknown: Peter Watkins
Unknown: Edvard Munch
Unknown: Peter Watkins
Edvard Munch: Geir Westby
Mrs Heiberg: Gro Fraas

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Dark City

starring Charlton Heston
Lizabeth Scott , Viveca Lindfors Dean Jagger , Don DeFore
Danny runs a shady bookmakers with two confederates, Barney and Augie. They are indirectly responsible for a heavy loser's death, and his brother seeks vengeance.
. Films: page 8


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Lizabeth Scott
Unknown: Viveca Lindfors
Unknown: Dean Jagger
Unknown: Don Defore
Director: William Dieterle
Danny Haley: Charlton Heston
Fran: Lizabeth Scott
Victoria Winant: Viveca Lindfors
Captain Garvey: Dean Jagger
Arthur Winant: Don Defore
Augie: Jack Webb
Barney: Ed Begley

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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.

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