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: Open University

7.40 Reading a Poem

8.5 The Periodic Table

8.30 Foundation Maths

8.55 Transmission Lines

9.20 Nutrition Feeding

9.45 Geological Time

10.10 Building of Florence Cathedral

10.35 Control in the Community

11.0 The Venetian Twins

11.50 The OU v Private Life

12.15 Reading Development

12.40 Rich Law, Poor Law?

1.5 Urban Education

1.30 19th-century Coal

: The World Table

Tennis Championships from Birmingham
JILL HAMMERSLEY, European champion, plays her first match in the Individual event today.

: Rugby Special

John Player Cup Semi-final London Welsh v Gosforth
The semi-final stage of the Cup brought together two of the most talented sides in England.
Cup-holders Gosforth's success has been based on the strength of a pack which includes internationals ROGER UTTLEY , PETER DIXON and DUNCAN MADSEN. London Welsh rely on a side with the ability to run the ball and score tries.
Commentator at Old Deer Park
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Roger Uttley
Unknown: Peter Dixon
Producer: Bill Taylor

: BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands

11: By the Rivers of Babylon

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The Light of Experience

In these programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them. First Sight
Sheila Hocken was born blind. When she was nearly 30 she had a successful operation and was able to see for the first time in her life.
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY


Unknown: Sheila Hocken
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The World About Us

The Desert Dreamers
The Red Centre of Australia is virtually unpopulated, yet this vast desert wilderness is the home of an extraordinary art movement. The paintings it produces look like 20th-century abstracts from Europe and America, and they are being exhibited in galleries throughout the world. But the people who paint them are desert Aborigines, some of whom have had involvement with the white world for less than a generation.
The paintings are symbols of the confused and changing times their creators are living through. They are starting to reject life in the white man's settlement and are re-establishing themselves in their desert homelands.


Narrator: Colin Blakely
Editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Geoff Dunlop
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts: Whose Dr Who

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
Actors, writers, designers, directors and producers have come and gone but Dr Who remains one of the most popular family shows ever devised for British television. Despite all the changes, the programme maintains a consistent core of themes, in the Doctor's philosophy, his relations with his companions, his foibles and failings as well as his multifarious talents, and in the nature of the evil foes he pits himself against.
Using scenes from episodes involving all four Doctors (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker), tonight's programme will explore the ideas and attitudes which have characterised the series from the beginning. Appearing in the programme (as themselves) are Tom Baker, viewers young and old, along with a galaxy of monsters from Autons to Zarbis.


Introduced by: Melvyn Bragg
Interviewee: Tom Baker
Film Cameraman: Philip Bonham-Carter
Film Editor: David Martin
Executive Producer: Bill Morton
Producer: Tony Cash

: The World Table Tennis Championships

from Birmingham
Coverage of tonight's third-round matches.
DESMOND DOUGLAS is to play the European
Champion JACQUES SECRETIN. Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentators
Television presentation by BOB DUNCAN and JOHN SHREWSBURY Editor PAUL LANG


Unknown: Desmond Douglas
Unknown: Jacques Secretin.
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Alan Ransome
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Presentation By: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Paul Lang

: Sunday Cinema: Un Carnet de Bal

Written and directed by Julien Duvivier.
Starring Marie Bell, Louis Jouvet, Fernandel

Widowed at 35, Christine feels that life is finished before she has begun to enjoy it. She finds the dance programme of her first ball when she was 16. Memories engulf her and she decides to visit the men who danced with her on that magical night.
Films: page 11


Writer/Director: Julien Duvivier
Christine: Marie Bell
Jo, the night club owner: Louis Jouvet
Alain Regnault, the monk: Harry Baur
Fabien, the hairdresser: Fernandel
Dr Thierry: Pierre Blanchar
Madame Audie, the mother: Francoise Rosay
Eric Irvin, the Alpine guide: Pierre-Richard Willm
Jacques, the young boy: Robert Lynen

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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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