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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Lebesgue Integrability

7.5 The Sense Organs

7.30 Too Busy to Hate

: Closedown

: Play School

The Elves and the Shoemaker Written by THE BROTHERS GRIMM Illustrated by KATRIN BRANDT Presenters
Carol Chell , Chris Tranchell


Illustrated By: Katrin Brandt
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Chris Tranchell

: Closedown

: Other People's Children

A series of 19 programmes for childminders.
15: Play is Children's Work

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series of 16 programmes.
9: SUE BEAVIS is in labour. Not only is the baby going to be premature but, like three out of 100 babies, he is in the ' breech ' position. CLAIRE WOOLFORD follows the progress of mother and baby. CLAIRE RAYNER answers another viewer's letter.


Unknown: Claire Woolford
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Producer: Dick Foster

: Closedown

: The Living City

A 15-part sociology series 11: The Media


Unknown: Michael Molyneux

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 Cloister to Cloister? Part 1

5.20 Housing in Camden

6.10 Brunelleschi's Architecture

6.35 Ions in Solution

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: On the Rocks

A Geology of Britain
A series of ten programmes on the ways in which the landscapes around us reveal the fascinating story of their own evolution. 9: After the Ice
Our most dramatic scenery is the work of ice-sheets that repeatedly engulfed and sculpted the land surface of Britain during the last 800,000 years.
Production assistant judy BROOKS Produced by BRENDA HORSFIELD


Presented By: Ian Mercer
Unknown: Dr Brian Sissons
Produced By: Brenda Horsfield

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Newsreader Peter Woods

: The Schools Prom

from The Royal Albert Hall, London
Introduced by Antony Hopkins, CBE
In this, the second programme recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, Yehudi Menuhin plays with The William Ellis School Orchestra from London and in contrast we hear from The Darlington Youth Brass Band, The Redlands Junior Recorder Band, St Dominic's 'Fours to Eights', The Kingsdale School Dance Band and The Surrey County Youth Orchestra, with Christine Day (flute) and Rachel Masters (harp)
The Schools Prom is arranged by the Times Educational Supplement


Introduced by: Antony Hopkins, CBE
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Musicians: The William Ellis School Orchestra
Musicians: The Darlington Youth Brass Band
Musicians: The Redlands Junior Recorder Band
Musicians: St Dominic's 'Fours to Eights'
Musicians: The Kingsdale School Dance Band
Musicians: The Surrey County Youth Orchestra
Flute: Christine Day
Harp: Rachel Masters
Executive Producer: Derek Jewell
Organiser: Humphrey Metzgen
TV Presentation: Ken Griffin

: Rhoda

A comedy film series
Let's Call it Love
Joe and Rhoda have good reason to isolate themselves from everyone - even Ida!


Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Joe: David Groh
Ida: Nancy Walker

: The Man Alive Report

Animal Crackers
Do animals go mad in zoos? Do performing dolphins die of boredom? Can domestic pets go insane? These are some of the questions asked about the way we treat animals in captivity -in zoos, in safari parks or in our own homes. We've come a long way from medieval menageries with lions crowded into stinking pits, but even in the zoos of 1978 animals are kept in what appear to be cramped conditions. One answer seems to be our latest innovation in the field of captivity - safari parks. These give the animals more freedom, but do they give enough? Are captive bears who pace constant figures of eight going mad?
On film, we visit zoos and safari parks to see what evidence there is of animal madness. And in the studio. Jack Pizzey talks to animal men of all persuasions - a safari park operator, a conservationist, a pets psychiatrist and an RSPCA vet - and asks the question: is keeping animals a crime, a necessity or just a harmless and sometimes lucrative pastime?


Talks: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Michael Hogan
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Living on the Land

The first of ten programmes Gordon Price and his Inherited Horse
Until middle age Gordon Price had lived the quiet and blameless life of a Hereford farmer. Then his father died and left him a wild young horse which Gordon, at risk to life and limb and with unspoken hopes of sudden fortune, broke in, trained and entered for a race. A top jockey was engaged but unfortunately finished so late that he had time to speak only a brief sentence. 'She's useless,' he said.
But, as things turned out, that was not quite the end of the story, Narrator DERYCK GUYLER
Film editor PETER GIBBS
Written and produced, by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Research Jean Thompson
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Editor: Peter Gibbs
Produced By: Don Haworth

: Late News on 2


: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
DAVID VINE introduces highlights from Sheffield.
JOHN SPENCER , the current champion, and ex-champion ALEX 'HURRICANE' HIGGINS, start their first-round matches. RAY REARDON and CLIFF THORBURN finish theirs. Commentator TED LOWE


Introduces: David Vine
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Commentator: Ted Lowe

: Closedown

JOHN RYE reads
Murder in the Cathedral - Thomas Soliloquises by T. s. ELIOT


Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Thomas Soliloquises
Unknown: T. S. Eliot

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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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