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: Closedown

: Tecair Ltd

Five films for technician students about industrial organisation.
1: Tecair have the chance of winning a half-million-pound export order, but there are many problems before the contract gets signed.
Directed by Christopher serle
Produced by MIKE weatherley


Directed By: Christopher Serle
Produced By: Mike Weatherley

: Interval

: Film as Evidence

A series of five films about the historical evidence provided by the cinema newsreels.
1: Before Your Very Eyes
In the 1930s, to see events in far-away places and to hear the famous men of the time was a new and revolutionary experience. It was an experience made possible by the cinema newsreel.
Script by Nicholas pronay
Produced by HOWARD ssfun (Repent)


Script By: Nicholas Pronay
Produced By: Howard Ssfun

: Interval

: The Living City

: Interval

: Conservative Party Conference 78

This afternoon the Conservative Party Conference opens in Brighton and BBC2 cameras will bring live coverage of the debates. Reporting team
Robin Day, David Dimblcby and Robert McKeruie


Unknown: David Dimblcby
Unknown: Robert McKeruie

: Open University

4.55 Education in Portugal (2). 5.45 Examining the Broadcasts, 6.18 The Alchemist. S.35 Science and Society (1).

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: iDigame!

(Complementary radio programme on Radio 4, VHF. at 11.0 pm tonight)

: News on 2


: Conference Report

Robin Day and David Dimbleby report on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton.


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: One More Time!

A non-stop sequence of hits for all ages.
Sung by Paul Curtis
Hazel Dean , Jane Marlow
Elaine Paige , Mike Redway
Carolyn Smyth , Danny Street Maynard Williams and THE FINE TOOTH COMBS with Looks!
Musical director BILL shepherd Lighting DENNIS CHANNON
Production Johnnie stewart


Sung By: Paul Curtis
Sung By: Hazel Dean
Sung By: Jane Marlow
Sung By: Elaine Paige
Sung By: Mike Redway
Sung By: Carolyn Smyth
Sung By: Danny Street
Sung By: Maynard Williams
Designer: John Anderson

: Roots of England: 4: Portland, Dorset

The jobs, jokes, relationships, responsibilities and shared experiences that have moulded the communities of the English nation have left them looking remarkably different from each other. A series of six films.
The Crown is still the Lord of the Manor and the 900-year-old Court Leet remains a symbol of the Portlander's independence and self-sufficiency. The 'island' of Portland has always supplemented its basic trades of stone-working and fishing by the windfall, whether in the form of a shipwreck or, as in the case of the latest enterprise, an opportunity to export tons of unwanted spider crabs to Spain.
Brian Trueman meets members of the close-knit families.
BBC Manchester


Film cameraman: David Jackson
Film editor: Peter Marsh
Film recordist: Malcolm Hill
Producer: John C. Miller

: Roots

The saga of an American family by ALEX HALEY
A dramatisation in six parts based on one man's search for his roots which led to a best-selling book and a highly successful television series on both sides of the Atlantic. Part 4 starring
Kunta Kinte has married Bell and for them and their daughter Kizzy, now 16, life on Dr William Reynolds 's plantation seems settled and happy.
Written for television by JAMES LEE and M. CHARLES COHEN
Directed by marvin j. chomskt A david L. WOLPER production


Unknown: Alex Haley
Unknown: Kunta Kinte
Unknown: Dr William Reynolds
Television By: James Lee
Television By: M. Charles Cohen
Produced By: Stan Margulies
Directed By: Marvin J. Chomskt
Unknown: David L. Wolper
Kunta Kinte (Toby): John Amos
Matilda: Olivia Cole
Tom Moore: Chuck Connors
Mingo: Scatman Crothers
Missy Anne: Sandy Duncan
: George Hamilton
as: Stephen Bennett
Noah: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs
Mrs Moore: Carolyn Jones
: Robert Reed
as Dr: William Reynolds
: Richard Roundtree
as: Sam Bennett
Ordell: John Schuck
Bell: Madge Sinclair
Kizzy: Leslie Uggams
Chicken George: Ben Vereen

: Floodlit Rugby League

for the BBC2 Trophy Leeds v Hull
Leeds, Challenge Cup winners in 1977 and 1978, have not been successful in the floodlit series in recent years. They last won the trophy in 1970 and reached the semi-finals in 1971 and 1975. Their opponents, Hull, were relegated to the second division last season but won seven out of their last nine games trying to avoid relegation. This year they have spent E50,000 on four new star players and started the season in winning form.
This all-Yorkshire clash should produce one of the most exciting matches in the competition. Commentator EDDIE waring
Producer KEITH phillim w BBC Manchester


Producer: Keith Phillim

: Late News on 2


: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight:
Bradford Cinderella Club presents
From Streets to Seaside
' In 1890 a group of Bradford businessmen got together to help the under-privileged children in their city. Known as the Bradford Cinderella Ciub, they supplied clothing, food and even seaside holidays for these children in need. Eighty-eight years later we still help less fortunate children, although their needs today are different.'
Made by the Bradford Cinderella Club with the help of the Community Programme Unit.


Unknown: Bradford Cinderella

: Closedown

Gary Watson reads
Brief Thoughts on Laughter by MIROSLAV HOLUB


Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Miroslav Holub

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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