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: Open University

7.40 Imagery and Imagism

8.5 Telephone Models

8.30 Maths for Science

11.0 Introduction to the Organ

11.50 Haemoglobin

12.15 Miss Julie

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Green Mansions

starring Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins with Lee J. Cobb
Audrey Hepburn plays Rima, a mysterious girl who lives in a remote forest region of South America, with Anthony Perkins as an adventurer whose quest for gold leads him to the forest of Guyana.
Films page 17


Director: Mel Ferrer
Rima: Audrey Hepburn
Abel: Anthony Perkins
Nuflo: Lee J. Cobb
Runi: Sessue Hayakawa
Kua-Ko: Henry Silva
Don Panta: Nehemiah Persoff

: Play Away

Write-on! starring Brian Cant
Comedy, music, songs and games with Toni Arthur
George Layton , Julie Stevens
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Bob Falloon
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGAT8 Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Bob Falloon
Producer: Ann Reay

: Horizon

Not the Cheapest but the Best
Leonard Rossiter investigates a Victorian phenomenon:
Isambard Kingdom Brunei (1806-1859)
At the age of 20, Brunei was engineer in charge of the Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel ever driven under a river, now used by the Underground. At 27 he designed the Great Western Railway, completed from London to Bristol when he was 35. He also built the first trans-Atlantic steamship, the first screw-propelled liner, and the Great Eastern, each in turn by far the largest ships to sail the seas.


Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Written By: Tim Aspinall
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Director: Michael Andrews

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air-time to the public. Tonight
The Shoreham Youth Workshop present
The Cardboard Camera Show
' An old barn and yoghurt cartons? Rice pudding and a dancing bear? Kids and inflatable dragons? The sighted and the blind? Balloons the size of houses? Watch our workshop! '
Made hy the Shoreham Youth Workshop with the help of the Community Programme Unit

: Sight and Sound In Concert

BBC2 joins the Radio 1 In Concert programme in a simultaneous broadcast for an hour's contemporary rock music. This week:
Gilbert O'Sullivan Chris de Burgh
Introduced by PETE DRUMMOND
For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time throughout the UK.
Tonight from BBC Scotland The End of the Road
It took 12 years - but the road has finally come to the North Apple-cross peninsula in Wester Ross. Until it arrived, the area was a living museum of crofting. The only access to the settlements around the coast was by sea or by a footpath 23 miles long.
Tonight Brian Barr explores the road that's changing a whole way of life.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Wester Ross.
Unknown: Brian Barr
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson First Novels
Of 4,000 novels published annually a handful are first novels by new writers.
First novels do not usually sell well. And yet new manuscripts arrive in their thousands on publishers' desks.
ROBERT ROBINSON talks to some new authors about why they wrote their novels and to publishers about why they took the risk of publishing them.
Studio director TONY tylkt Producer PETER FOGES


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Talks: Robert Robinson

: Was It ' Before Hindsight '?

An independent film - Before Hindsight - has aroused interest and controversy for its exposure of deficiencies in pre-war current affairs and news coverage. It contains rare archival footage including previously suppressed film clips.
Before Hindsight is presented by James Cameron and ends with the assertion by Jonathan Dimbleby that today's current affairs programmes can, and do, present an equally distorted version of the truth.
Is the film right? The provocative issues raised are discussed in the studio by
Lord Ritchie-Calder, Bryan Magee, Jonathan Dimbleby, Richard Francis, Sir Hugh Greene; Chairman Ludovic Kennedy
Before Hindsight: director JONATHAN LEWIS
Studio director MARK PATTERSON Producer Jenny Barraclough


Presenter: James Cameron
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Lord Ritchie-Calder
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Richard Francis
Unknown: Sir Hugh Greene
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Jonathan Lewis
Studio director: Mark Patterson
Producer: Jenny Barraclough

: M*A*S*H

A film series starring
Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Mike Farrell as B.J. Hey Doc: two bottles of Scotch for secret surgery - a tank to scare off snipers for a shot of unauthorised penicillin ... what is going on at the 4077th?


Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Mike Farrell

: News on 2


: Film International: Metamorphosis

starring Ernest Gunther
Gregor is a young man who has always striven to be a dutiful son and an industrious employee. One morning he wakes up to find that he has changed into a monstrous insect....
Based on a story by FRANZ KAFKA
Directed by ivo DVORAK . Films: pacie 17 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Ernest Gunther
Story By: Franz Kafka
Directed By: Ivo Dvorak
Mr Samsa: Ernest Gunther
His wife: Gunn Wallgren
His son, Gregor: Peter Schildt
His daughter, Grete: Inga-Lill Carlsson
Gregor's employer: Per Oscarsson

: Midnight Movie: Jimmy the Gent

starring James Cagney , Bette Davis Jimmy Corrigan 's racket is hunting up heirs to unclaimed fortunes. When he searches for them, they don't stay missing very long.
. Films: page 17


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Jimmy Corrigan
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Jimmy Corrigan: James Cagney
Joan Martin: Bette Davis
Mabel: Alice White
Louie: Allen Jenkins
Joe: Arthur Hohl
James J Wallingham: Alan Dinehart
Ronnie Gatson: Phillip Reed

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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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