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: The Role of the Nurse

Ten films for student nurses
8: In Accident and Emergency
What is the pattern of cases admitted, and how do the staff in Southampton General Hospital cope with a major road accident victim?


Director: Robert Albury
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Jessica and The Rag and Bone Man
Written by KATHY MEAGHER Presenters
Delia Morgan , Stuart McGugan


Written By: Kathy Meagher
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Carry on Learning

A series of five programmes 3: Get It Together!
Press-cuttings, notes, letters, photographs and tape recordings - the raw material of BRENDA FREEMAN 'S project on housing in Liverpool 8. Presented by BOB HOULTON


Unknown: Brenda Freeman
Presented By: Bob Houlton
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Interval

: The Caterers

A series of ten programmes
8: Catering for the Community
What lessons do the education and hospital caterers have for the rest of the industry?
Commentary by DEREK COOPER
Producer IAN WOOLF


Commentary By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Interval

: Signs of Trouble

Aspects of Delinquency
A series of ten documentaries
Introduced by LAURIE TAYLOR
Professor of Sociology, University of York
8:I've Got My Borstal ...
What goes on in the 18 Detention Centres and 23 Borstals in Britain? Are they juvenile prisons? Or are they genuinely engaged in reform, treatment, rehabilitation?


Introduced By: Laurie Taylor

: Interval

: Making Toys

A series of ten programmes
Presented by AUDREY STEPHENSON 8: World in Miniature - Part 2
A tough wooden roadway, pipe-cleaner people and foam-rubber trees - all the equipment for three-to five-year-olds to build a world of their own.


Presented By: Audrey Stephenson

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Volunteers

A series of ten programmes
8: St Crispin - psychiatric hospital ' ... it takes time to develop trust' DOREEN DUNKLEY , organiser, talks to MAVIS NICHOLSON.
Producer IAN WOOLF


Unknown: Doreen Dunkley
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson.
Producer: Ian Woolf
Director: Susanna Capon

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw
Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Magic Show

The second of three special programmes which invite you to be amused and amazed by some of the world's greatest magicians.
From Great Britain: Paul Daniels ' The Unusualist', TV's fastest rising magic star
From USA: Johnny Thompson alias ' The Great Tomsoni', America's top comedy magician From Holland: Flip the Marcel Marceau of magic From USA: Mr Electric with his illuminated illusions, from the MGM Hotel, Las Vegas
Technical consultant ALI BONGO Designer GERRY SCOTT
(The last programme is in December)


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Johnny Thompson
Unknown: Marcel Marceau
Unknown: Mr Electric
Unknown: Ali Bongo
Designer: Gerry Scott
Director: Brian Penders
Producer: John Fisher

: Drama 2: Who Pays the Ferryman?

A series of eight episodes starring Jack Hedley
Betty Arvaniti , Takis Emmanuel 4: A Dead Man to Carry My Cross
An entire village unites against a stranger and an ugly vendetta alienates Annika from Alan.
Music composed by YANNIS MARKOPOULOS Graphic designer STEFAN PSTROWSKI Film cameraman MAX SAMETT Studio lighting BARRY HILL Designer MYLES LANG


Unknown: Michael J.
Unknown: Jack Hedley
Unknown: Betty Arvaniti
Unknown: Takis Emmanuel
Composed By: Yannis Markopoulos
Designer: Stefan Pstrowski
Unknown: Max Samett
Unknown: Barry Hill
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: William Slater
Tony Viglis: Gareth Thomas
Customs Official: John Eastham
Alan Haldane: Jack Hedley
Alexis Vassilakis: Alexis Sergis
Nikos Vassilakis: Nikos Verlekis
Katerina Matakis: Patience Collier
Petros Matakis: Steve Plytas
Matheos Noukakis: Takis Emmanuel
Father Nikolaos: Costas Baladimas
Annika Zeferis: Betty Arvaniti
The Major: Stefan Gryff
Babis Spiridakis: Neil McCarthy

: The Long Search: 11: A Question of Balance

A 13-part worldwide series
Presented by Ronald Eyre
A quarter of the world's population is Chinese. Nine hundred million in Communist China and the rest scattered over south-east Asia and beyond. Our search took us to an island - Taiwan, non-Communist. It used to be called Formosa - the beautiful island.
"When you try and find out about Chinese religion, people will say that the Chinese are Confucians, Taoists and Buddhists - and, here's the hiccup, they may be all three at once."
"I think we in the West define religion in a particular way. There has to be a god, he has to be the one god; worshipping the one god means religion. But when I've asked in Taiwan about Chinese religion, I've often been steered towards people doing quite simple domestic things. Placing an incense stick in a pot. Paying respects to an elder. Balancing the flavours in cooking. Perhaps it's a matter of definitions... "


Presenter: Ronald Eyre
Photography: Philip Bonham-Carter
Sound Recordist: David Brinnicombe
Film Editor: David Thomas
Associate Producer: Mischa Scorer
Producer: Peter Montagnon
Director: Jonathan Stedall

: Late News on 2


: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air-time to the public. Tonight
Unemployed Young West Indians from Bradford present Black Future
It's Britain 1983. There are two million unemployed - more than half of them teenagers. It's a Britain divided into Welfare Zones
- no one leaves without a pass. Ian and Andy try to escape to the south from the now derelict industrial north. But the Youth Control
Squad are waiting ...
A vision of the future as seen by a group of young West Indians in Bradford, who are living in the Britain of 1977 where the unemployment rate for young blacks is almost twice as high as it is for whites.
Directed by JAMES O'BRIEN. Produced in association with the Media in Education Unit of Bradford College. Presented by the Community Programme Unit.


Directed By: James O'Brien.

: The Light of Experience

A series of eight programmes
In these programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them.
5: All in One Summer
John Read was walking home from work filled with a sense of despair at the purposelessness of his life when something happened which his emotions could not doubt but which his reasoning battled against.
Series producer Shirley DU BOULAY


Unknown: John Read
Producer: Ingrid Duffell
Producer: Shirley Du Boulay

: Closedown

Gabriel Woolf reads
The Wood-Pile by ROBERT FROST


Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Robert Frost

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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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