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: Open University

6.40 Alternative Technology Centre

7.5 Conditioning and Learning

7.30 Moholy - Nagy

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Mirror Mix-up by Margaret Joy
Presenters Evelyn Skinner, Chris Tranchell


Unknown: Margaret Joy
Unknown: Evelyn Skinner
Unknown: Chris Tranchell

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

England v New Zealand from The Oval
-The final session of play on this last day.
Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West

: Open University

6.10 The Spread of Lutheranism

6.35 The Earth's Magnetic Field

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Dilemmas

Ten programmes in which
PROFESSOR BERNARD WILLIAMS asks: Can philosophy resolve some contemporary moral dilemmas?
3: Life - at any cost?
How sacred is life? An elderly patient asks for death. Is there a difference between killing and letting die? A child is born severely deformed and handicapped with spina bifida. How hard should doctors strive to maintain its life?


Unknown: Professor Bernard Williams
Producer: Chris Jelley

: News on 2


: Best of Brass

Gerald Harrison introduces this, the first BBC2 brass band knock-out competition. Programme 1: Round 1 from Stockport,
North West Area Champions
Fairey Engineering Works Band conducted by WALTER HARGREAVES v
London and Southern Area Champions
The Hanwell Band conducted by BARBARA STONE who battle it out for a place in the first semi-final, and a chance to win £1,000. Judges:
William Relton
Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe , mvo, OBE
Whilst the judges are deliberating Peter Skellern re-creates his hit' You're a Lady' accompanied by THE HANWELL BAND


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Walter Hargreaves
Conducted By: Barbara Stone
Unknown: William Relton
Unknown: Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Keith Barlow
Unknown: Barry Thomm
Designer: Chris Bull
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Eight Pairs of Eyes: I Draw as Though I Were a Horse Writing his Autobiography

One Pair of Eyes, the celebrated series of highly-personal films, ran for eight years-1967-1974. For this series one programme from each of those years has been selected.

1970: John Skeaping painter and sculptor of animals, describes his approach to art in I Draw as Though I Were a Horse Writing his Autobiography
"Today we are not as dependent on animals as we once were. Our approach to animals is largely based on sentiment-we like to credit them with human intelligence - and animal art has come to be regarded as a lower form of art."

John Skeaping believes passionately that animal art can only survive if it is based on a true relationship between man and beast. Tonight he describes how he has found such a relationship among the animals of the Camargue, in the South of France, where he lives and works.


Presenter: John Skeaping
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: David Cobham

: Sing Country

The last of six programmes featuring the host of artists to be seen during the spectacular Tenth International Festival of Country Music in the Wembley Arena over the Easter holidays. Tonight
Dick Damron , Dave & Sugar Don Everly, Merle Haggard Commentator DAVID ALLAN


Unknown: Dick Damron
Unknown: Merle Haggard
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Mervyn Conk
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Nicholas Nickleby

Dramatised in six parts by HUGH LEONARD. Part 1 starring
Peter Bourke , Derek Francis Derek Godfrey , Nigel Havers Robert James , Hilary Mason Patricia Routledge
A second chance to see this dramatisation of one of the most entertaining and sociologically interesting of all Dickens's novels. The story, packed with incident, humorous and tragic, follows the fortunes of a young man and his sister when cruel fate brings them face to face with the harsh reality of life and work in early Victorian England.
Director Christopher BARRY
(First shown on BBC1)


Unknown: Hugh Leonard.
Unknown: Peter Bourke
Unknown: Derek Francis
Unknown: Derek Godfrey
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Robert James
Unknown: Hilary Mason
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Christopher Barry
Ralph Nickleby: Derek Godfrey
Newman Noggs: Robert James
Mr Bonney: Alec Linstead
Hannah: Jayne Lester
Miss La Creevy: Patsy Smart
Mrs Nickleby: Hilary Mason
Nicholas Nickleby: Nigel Havers
Kate Nickleby: Kate Nicholls
Wackford Squeers: Derek Francis
Belling: Mark Teale
Waiter: Philip Trewinnard
Mr Snawley: Ron Pember
Smike: Peter Bourke
Mrs Squeers: Anne Ridler
Wackford Jr: Denis Gilmore
Cobbey: Roger Pope
Mobbs: Paul Pender
Graymarsh: Mark Rogers
Bolder: Paul Ellison
Mr Alfred Mantalini: Malcolm Reid
Madame Mantalini: Patricia Routledge
Miss Fanny Squeers: Isabelle Amyes

: A Taste of Ireland

Seasoned from Above
Mizen Head is the most south-westerly tip of Ireland, the very last bit of the homeland that many a departing family saw as they exported their empty bellies hopefully to the new world. Now in this part of the world there are just unroofed houses and empty schools. But even in the best of times the living was harsh and the food basic.
Introduced by DEREK COOPER
Film editor PETER MARSH Produced bvCYRIL GATES BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Derek Cooper
Editor: Peter Marsh
Unknown: Cyril Gates

: Late News on 2


: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v New Zealand RICHIE BENAiD introduces todav's hiehliehts.


Producer: David Kenning

: Closedown

Georgine Anderson reads
The Undertaking by JOHN DONNE


Unknown: Georgine Anderson
Unknown: John Donne

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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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