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: Closedown

: The Caterers

A series of ten programmes 7: Eating Out at Work
A look at two contrasting ways of attracting the working customer.
, Commentary by DEREK COOPER
Series producer IAN WOOLF


Commentary By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Brian Davies
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Interval

: Politics Now

A series of ten programmes
7: Why is Britain Becoming Harder to Govern?
In the first of three programmes, ANTHONY KING , Professor of Government at Essex University, gives a personal analysis and uses political and economic examples to prove that government really is more difficult today.
Book, Why is Britain Becoming Harder to Govern?, 75p, from bookshops


Unknown: Anthony King
Director: Judy Harris
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Knitting Fashion: 7: Design for Yourself

A series of ten programmes presented by Jan Leeming.

How do you adapt an existing knitting or crochet pattern? Is it really possible to knit without a pattern at all? Pam Dawson shows how simple it can be to start designing.


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

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler including Foreign Report
Newsreader Richard Baker


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: John Tisdall

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Written by EDDIE BRABEN Eric and Ernie's guests
Kenny Ball and his
Jazzmen Jackie Darnell , Allan Cuthbertson Anthony Sharp , Ann Hamilton
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Designer VICTOR MEREDITH Producer ERNEST MAXIN


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Written By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Kenny Ball
Unknown: Jazzmen Jackie Darnell
Unknown: Allan Cuthbertson
Unknown: Anthony Sharp
Directed By: Peter Knight
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: I, Claudius: 10: Fool's Luck

Based on the novels by Robert Graves
The BBC2 serial in 12 parts
Written by Jack Pulman
Claudius has been married to Messalina and is blissfully happy. Caligula, grown increasingly mad, has been assassinated. To his astonishment, Claudius has apparently been proclaimed Emperor by the Praetorian Guard.


Based on the novels by: Robert Graves
Writer: Jack Pulman
Programme Adviser: Robert Erskine
Title Music: Wilfred Josephs
Lighting: John Green
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Cestius: Neal Arden
Silanus: Lyndon Brook
Gratus: Bernard Hill
Rufrius: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Herod: James Faulkner
Protector: C. Lethbridge Baker
Messalina: Sheila White
Marcus: Norman Eshley
Asprenas: James Fagan
Cassius: Sam Dastor
Domitia, Messalina's mother: Moira Redmond
Midwife: Amanda Kemp
Pallas: Bernard Hepton
Narcissus: John Cater
Slave: Terry Francis
Xenophon: John Bennett
Tortius: George Little

: Horizon

In Britain one couple in every six is unable to have a child. More women fail to conceive the babies they want, than request abortions of babies they do not want. If you are infertile, you are oversensitive, vulnerable, anxious.
' I would go to the ends of the earth to have a child' - the words of Sandy [text removed], a young school teacher constantly surrounded by other people's children. She and her husband Ian have trodden the weary road from infertility clinic to hospital for years. Horizon looks at childlessness through Sandy's eyes and those of her surgeon as she goes through yet another operation.
The human reproductive system is complex, delicate and full of hazards on the way to pregnancy. The mysteries have not been helped by sensational headlines: ' Test Tube Babies! ' 'Multiple Births ! ' ' Fertility Drugs ! '
All too often these have concealed genuine medical advances. Today new drugs and new surgery are giving fresh hope to thousands of childless couples. What are the chances of having your own child?


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: Michael Rigg
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Written and Produced by: Christopher Riley

: One More Time

Sung by John Christie , Paul Curtis Kim Davis , Jane Marlow
Elaine Paige , Mike Redway
Carolyn Smith , Danny Street and (sometimes)
The Fine Tooth Combs with Take Four plus Four
Choreography NIGEL LYTHGOE
Musical director BILL SHEPHERD Lighting DENNIS CHANNON


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

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Stephen Thorne reads
Ploughman and Whales by GEORGE MACKAY BROWN


Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: George MacKay Brown

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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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