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: Play School

Story: The Birthday Ring by MICHAEL WYATT. Presenters
Julie Stevens , David Hargreaves


Unknown: Michael Wyatt.
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: David Hargreaves

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Discovering Patchwork

A series of five programmes presented by ROSAMOND RICHARDSON 4: Take Nine Squares
You can use a sewing machine to make large patchwork items like bed covers quickly and easily-as well as cushions and fashionable skirts, waistcoats and blouses.


Presented By: Rosamond Richardson
Director: Mary Evans
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw including Westminster Report Newsreader Kenneth Kendall


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Kilvert's Diary

Father Ignatius Kilvert visits the eccentric Father Ignatius who is building a monastery in the mountains.
Film cameraman DAVID JACKSON


Dramatised By: James Andrew Hall
Dramatised By: Father Ignatius Kilvert
Unknown: David Jackson
Unknown: Dennis Cartwright
Editor: Ian McKendrick
Directed By: Peter Hammond
Francis Kilvert: Timothy Davies
Girl: Chrissy Iddon
Manny: Sean Mathias
Father Ignatius: Michael Aldridge
Brother Philip: George Ballantine
Brother Serene: Harry Jones

: The Money Programme

The End of the Beginning
MICHAEL EDWARDES joined British Leyland as chairman just three months ago. In that time he has decided to reverse the most controversial part of the Ryder Plan implemented in 1975. Then Lord Ryder concluded that there should be a ' single integrated car business '. Now Michael Edwardes is recommending a return to the separate car division that failed in 1974. In The Money Programme James Bellini and Moyra Bremner ask whether Edwardes can succeed where others have failed.


Unknown: Michael Edwardes
Unknown: Michael Edwardes
Unknown: James Bellini
Unknown: Moyra Bremner
Editor: Paul Ellis

: Pot Black 78

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The fifth frame of the qualifying round for the 1978 Pot Black Trophy.
Tonight's game comes from Group 1 and features: Ray Reardon five times World Champion against
Doug Mountjoy
1977 Pot Black beaten finalist. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director JIM DUMIGRAN Producer REG PERRIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumigran
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Horizon: Zero G

Skylab, the American space station, was a curious world in which what goes up, does not necessarily come down. It was a unique experiment in conditions never found on Earth.
When everything is weightless, lifting heavy objects is easy - but so is losing tiny ones. You have to devise new ways of sleeping, drinking, shaking salt on your food and going to the lavatory, because nothing falls. How does a spider spin its web? Which way up will a goldfish swim?
For the human body, life without gravity involves loss of body fluid, dissolving bones, crazily deformed blood cells and inexplicable bouts of space nausea. But, as astronauts never tire of demonstrating, it can be enormous fun - like playing with spheres of water, frictionless gyroscopes, and floating objects in general; not to mention oneself - weightlessness turns everybody into a champion gymnast.
Horizon explores all these aspects, with footage from Skylab and reminiscences from ex-inhabitants - the astronauts who call this world zero gravity - zero G for short.


Narrator: William Franklyn
Videotape editor: Terry Bennell
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Written and produced by: Stuart Harris

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

by THOMAS HARDY The Classic Serial
Dramatised by DENNIS POTTER in seven episodes Episode 2
Eminent, rich, respected, feared - Michael Henchard is the Mayor of Casterbridge. Eighteen years ago he sold his wife, Susan. Now she has returned. For honour's sake, Henchard decides they must remarry.


Dramatised By: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Michael Henchard

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

BERNARD HEPTON reads By Southampton Water by JEREMY HOOKER


Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Jeremy Hooker

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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