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: Open University

6.40 Instrumentation in Train Development

7.5 Urban Education: A Sense of Belonging

7.30 Reciprocating Engines

: Closedown

: Play School

The Painted Dragon by RON RICHES Presenters this week
Julie Stevens , David Hargreaves


Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: David Hargreaves

: Closedown

: Worktalk

A series of five training films 1: Asians on the Shop Floor
How far is language training, together with courses for shop stewards and supervisors, the answer to communication difficulties with Asians at work and in the union?
This film, taken from the earlier Man at Work series, introduces four training films on tackling languages and cultural barriers at work.


Producer: John Twitchin

: Interval

: The Caterers

A series of ten programmes 1: Changing for the Better?
The catering industry is changing - but who benefits?
Presented by DEREK COOPER
Producer IAN WOOLF


Presented By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Interval

: Politics Now

A series of ten programmes 1: LOSLA? by DOUGLAS HURD
In the late 1970s there's another economic crisis. The government looks around desperately for cuts in public spending to satisfy pressing foreign creditors. Lowering of the school leaving age is suggested. This documentary drama introduced by PETER JENKINS aims to show how the Whitehall and government machines work. At the end Jenkins talks to former senior civil servant SIR TOBY WEAVER and DOUGLAS HURD , mp, about the issues raised in the programme.
Production assistant judy HARRIS Producer BERNARD ADAMS


Duced By: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: Sir Toby Weaver
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Judy Harris
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: Open University

5.25 Geophysics

5.50 Statistics - Analysing Data

6.15 Foundation Maths - Groups

6.40 Atoms and Molecules

: Knitting Fashion: 1: Setting the Style

A series of ten programmes on hand-knitting and crochet.
Presented by Jan Leeming

Hand-knitting is high fashion now. But how is that stylish look achieved? Pam Dawson demonstrates some of the secrets of success.

(Book (same title), £2.20, from bookshops)


Presenter: Jan Leeming
Expert: Pam Dawson
Producer: Sheila Innes
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Weather

: Newsday

Michael Charlton , Charles Wheeler present news and opinion, including Foreign Report from BBC news correspondents.
Newsreader Peter Woods


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: John Tisdall

: Max Bygraves says' I Wanna Tell You a Story'

Tonight: The 1930s
Max's childhood in Rotherhithe - hard times in Britain and the USA - Max Miller - Norman Evans - Wilson, Keppel and Betty - dance bands - cigarette cards - Mae West and Hollywood - radio and first BBC TV in 1936 - outbreak of war
- - The Lambeth Walk. with the DOUGIE SQUIRES DOZEN
Musical director PETER KNIGHT
Musical arrangements PETER KNIGHT and ALAN ROPER
Musical director PETER KNIGHT


Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Norman Evans
Singers: Eddie Lester
Unknown: Peter Knight
Written By: Eric Davidson
Written By: Costume Joyce Mortlock
Designer: Michael Young
Director: Stanley Appel
Producer: John Ammonds
Director: Peter Knight

: I, Claudius: Part 4: Poison is Queen

Based on the novels by Robert Graves
The BBC2 Serial in 12 parts
Written by Jack Pulman
The Imperial Army on the Rhine was wiped out and Tiberius sent to avenge the defeat, followed later by Germanicus. Livia has discredited Postumus who has been banished.


Writer: Jack Pulman
Based on the novels by: Robert Graves
Programme adviser: Robert Erskine
Title music: Wilfred Josephs
Make-up: Pam Meager
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Meno: John Evitts
Germanicus: David Robb
Augustus: Brian Blessed
Tiberius, Livia's son: George Baker
Livia, Augustus's wife: Sian Phillips
Livilla: Patricia Quinn
Postumus, Julia's son: John Castle
Fabius: Jonathan Burn
Praxis: Alan Thompson
Camilla: Carol Gillies
Montanus: James Bree
Junius: Graham Rowe
Sejanus: Patrick Stewart
Assassin: Peter Harwood
Quaestor: Michael Segal

: Yesterday's Witness in America

Four films that take an unfamiliar look at the United States. Narrated by James Cameron
3: The Day the Sun Blowed Up
On 16 July 1945, at 5.30 in the morning, the world's first atom bomb was experimentally exploded in the desert of New Mexico. This is the story of the fateful days of secret preparation for the test. It is told by some of the scientists and soldiers who were intimately concerned and is illustrated by previously unseen colour film. The story is also told by some of the local inhabitants for whom the birth of the nuclear age came as a total and alarming surprise.
Photography RAY HENMAN Film editor MIKE APPELT Producer STEPHEN PEET


Unknown: James Cameron
Editor: Mike Appelt
Producer: Stephen Peet

: One More Time!

Sing along with us in a song-a-minute sequence of familiar tunes
Sung by John Christie, Paul Curtis, Kim Davis, Jane Marlow, Elaine Paige, Mike Redway, Carolyn Smyth, Danny Street and (sometimes) The Fine Tooth Combs with Take Four
Choreography NIGEL LYTHGOE
Musical director BILL SHEPHERD


Sung By: John Christie
Sung By: Paul Curtis
Sung By: Kim Davis
Sung By: Jane Marlow
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Mike Redway
Unknown: Carolyn Smyth
Unknown: Danny Street
Unknown: Ken Gregory
Designer: John Coleman
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: LateNewson2


: Music at Night

Anthony Goldstone (piano) plays SCHUBERT Impromptu No 2, in E flat major (D 899)


Piano: Anthony Goldstone

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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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