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: Peter Donaldson's Illustrated Economics: Is Big Beautiful?

As fewer and fewer companies seem to dominate more and more of our lives, both as consumers and workers, are we right to question whether companies can get too big? Peter Donaldson examines some explanations.
Book (same title), £1.60 from bookshops


Presenter: Peter Donaldson
Director: Robert Albury
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Closedown

: Open University

5.25 Industrial Re-location in Birmingham

5.50 Astronomy Before Copernicus

6.15 The Nature of Chemistry

6.40 Cell Dynamics: 1

: Middle East

A series of eight films
7: No Victor, No Vanquished
It is now just over a year since the present conflict began in the Lebanon.
What is the fighting about and how is the conflict likely to be resolved?


Producer: Howard Smith

: Weather

: Newsday

with Ludovic Kennedy
Richard Kershaw , Peter Woods brings you the News and an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Woods

: In Search of the Spirit of the Age

To coincide with the second showing of the highly-praised series on British architecture, John Julius Norwich discusses with Alec Clifton-Taylor some of the ways in which landscape and architecture have become more accessible and recommends ways of enjoying them.


Unknown: John Julius
Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Director: Denis Moriaty
Producer: John Drummond

: America

A Personal History of the United States written and narrated by Alistair Cooke
8: Domesticating a Wilderness
The rail link across the continent; the invention of the wind-pump, the steel-faced plough and barbed wire-these developments were fatal not only to the Indian but to the free-ranging cowboy.
This compulsive programme featured the domestication of America and told of what happened when' Go West Young Man ' caught on. After seeing it I'd brave Indians, barbed wire and Mormonism to get the hell out.
Book: Alistair Cooke's America, £ 6.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Director: Tim Slessor
Producer: Michael Gill

: Tuesday Cinema: Kamouraska

A season of great love stories Tonight starring Genevieve Bujold with Richard Jordan
Philippe Leotard , Marcel Cuvelier Elisabeth, a young girl growing up in Quebec at the beginning of the last century, is given in marriage to the Seigneur of Kamouraska. After an idyllic honeymoon, she discovers a dark side to her husband's character and returns to her mother in distress. The doctor who attends her is a handsome American. Their love affair becomes a violent passion which must destroy everything - and everyone - in its path.
Director CLAUDE JUTRA. Films: page 12


Unknown: Genevieve Bujold
Unknown: Richard Jordan
Unknown: Philippe Leotard
Unknown: Marcel Cuvelier
Director: Claude Jutra.
Elisabeth: Genevieve Bujold
George Nelson: Richard Jordan
Antoine: Philippe Leotard
Jerome: Marcel Cuvelier
Aurelia: Suzie Baillargeon
Elisabeth's mother: Huguette Oligny
Aunts: Janine Sutto
Aunts: Olivette Thibault
Aunts: Marie Fresnieres
Antoine's mother: Camille Bernard
Florida: Colette Courtois
Anne-Marie: Gigi Duckett

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

The final programme in this series features
Nils Lofgren in a special live concert from the BBC Television Centre, London. Introduced by Bob Harris


Unknown: Nils Lofgren
Introduced By: Bob Harris
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Woods


Presented By: Peter Woods

: Closedown

The Child at the Window by SIEGFRIED SASSOON


Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon

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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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