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: Open University

7.40 Humanities: Retrospect

8.5 Science and Society: 2

8.30 Foundation Maths - Topology

8.55 Engineering Mechanics

9.20 Genes and Development

9.45 The New Forest

10.10 King Lear

10.35 Nitrogen Fixation: I

11.0 James Bond: 8

11.25 Romantic Primitivism

11.50 Open Forum - OUSA: Today - and Tomorrow

12.15 Urban Education: A Sense of Belonging

12.40 The Steam Locomotive

1.5 Just an Accident?

1.30 History of Mathematics

: Closedown

: The Money Programme

Return to Go
Jim Slater talks about his rise. , . and dramatic fall.


Talks: Jim Slater

: Arena: Theatre

Noel Coward in The Gorbals
A look at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre - its policy, its audience and its plays.
The Siege of Alie Street
The Half Moon Theatre in London's East End and its fight for its life.


Unknown: Noel Coward

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson
Monthly Review: some of the top titles of the month reviewed in conversation by Asa Briggs , Miriam Stoppard and Tom Stoppard


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Asa Briggs
Unknown: Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Tom Stoppard

: Rugby Special

England XV v USA
Hard tackling, good handling and positive running are the principal assets of the American ' Eagles'. They have shown on their short tour that what they lack in basics they make up for in effort and enthusiasm. In their final match, the more experienced England side could be in for a few surprises. Commentator at Twickenham
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Long Search

A 13-part worldwide series exploring Man's religious quest. Presented by Ronald Eyre
4: Rome, Leeds and the Desert


Presented By: Ronald Eyre

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic plus a visual commentary
^for those who cannot hear with Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: The Manwatcher

In this film Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape, takes a zoologist's eye-view of our gestures, postures and movement - devices used within the family of Man as the silent language of day-to-day encounters.

The human animal is a creature of action and many of these actions reflect our changing moods. The manwatcher reveals some of the meanings of the many signals we each unwittingly but effectively flash to the world about us.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Film Cameraman: Bernard Hedges
Film Editor: Jim Cryan
Producer: Barry Paine
Editor: Michael Andrews
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: News on 2


: AnnaKarenina

BBC2's Classic Serial dramatised in ten parts by DONALD WILSON starring Nicola Pagett Eric Porter
Stuart Wilson
Part 4
Vronsky rides in the steeplechase at Tsarskoe Selo and Karenin, watching Anna's reaction, is convinced of her infidelity. He decides to bring her to heel.
Cast in order of appearance
Studio lighting JOHN SUMMERS Studio sound COLIN DIXON Designer DEREK DODD
Executive producer KEN RIDDINGTOR Director BASIL COLEMAN
The costumes from Anna Karenina are currently on display at Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire


Unknown: Donald Wilson
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Stuart Wilson
Unknown: Colin Dixon
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Donald Wilson
Producer: Ken Riddingtor
Director: Basil Coleman
Unknown: Anna Karenina
Anna: Nicola Pagett
Vronsky: Stuart Wilson
Karenin: Eric Porter
Doctor: Alec Linstead
Sludin: Hugh Ross
Annushka: Marilyn Le Conte
Igor: Grahame Wickersham
Seriozha: Paul Spurrier
Cord: Bunny May
Petritsky: David Gwilllm
Betsy: Sheila Gish
General: Frank Middlemass
Stiva: Davyd Harries
Colonel: James Kerry
General Serpuhovskoy: Gary Watson

: The Lively Arts

Like Poetry!
Why is it that when we see something beautiful we say 'it's like poetry! ' when some of us don't even like poetry?
Dannie Abse , Welsh poet and doctor, tries to throw light on the nature of poetry. He looks at poetic elements in music - with Alfred Brendel in painting - with Derek Southall in oratory - with his brother Leo Abse , MP
And he talks with four fellow poets: John Wain - professor of poetry at Oxford University
Alan Brownjohn - poetry critic of the New Statesman
Peter Porter - writer
Anthony Thwaite - co-editor of Encounter
Film cameraman RAY HENMAN Producer MARGARET MCCALL Preview: page 17


Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Derek Southall
Unknown: Leo Abse
Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Ray Henman
Producer: Margaret McCall

: Virtuoso Organist

Carlo Curley - in Concert
Playing many of his own arrangements on what is claimed to be the largest electronic organ in the world, with four manuals and 800 stops, this brilliant American organist is as much at home with Bach and Beethoven as with Scott Joplin and other such composers.
Recorded in the Great Hall, Alexandra Palace


Organist: Carlo Curley
Introduced by: Ray Moore
Television director: Rick Gardner

: Screen 2: The Adventures of Gerard

Peter McEnery , Claudia Cardinale Eli Wallach , Jack Hawkins
Jerzy SkoHmowski 's version of this Arthur Conan Doyle story gives a new dimension to its conceited hero.
Spain 1808, and in Napoleon's Peninsula Campaign the forces of Marshal Massena are cut off from the main French army. Napoleon plots to divert the English by letting a false message fall into their hands, choosing as his courier the brave and boastful Colonel Etienne Gerard.
Director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI Films: page 13
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Claudia Cardinale
Unknown: Eli Wallach
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Jerzy Skohmowski
Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Colonel Etienne Gerard.
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Gerard, Colonel of the Hussars of Conflans: Peter McEnery
Teresa, Countess of Morales: Claudia Cardinale
Napoleon: Eli Wallach
Millefleurs, a renegade Englishman: Jack Hawkins
Russell, Colonel of the Coldstream Guards: Mark Burns
Papilette, Sergeant of the Hussars of Conflans: Norman Rossington
Wellington: John Neville
Santarem, Count of Morales: Paolo Stoppa
Lasalle, Cavalry General: Ivan Desny
Marshal Massena: Leopoldo Trieste

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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.

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