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: Open University

6.40 Semiconductors. 7.5 J. S. Bach. 7.30 The Imperial Roman Army.


Unknown: J. S. Bach.

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

4.59 Control of Education. 5.15 Maths - Isomorphisms. 5.40 Rich Law, Poor Law?
6.5 China: Politics and Social Change. 6,30 Man-Powered Aircraft (3).

: Gardeners' World

Spring Special from Clacks Farm with Peter Seabrook and Arthur Billitt
The first of three programmes devoted to spring work in the fruit and vegetable gardens, greenhouse and ornamental garden. This evening Arthur and Peter concentrate on the care of lawns, spring bedding and, under glass, sowing half-hardy annuals for the summer display, and peppers and celery.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Westminster

David Holmes , the BBC's Political Editor, presents a weekly insight into the world of politics and outlines the conflicts and the consequences.


Unknown: David Holmes
Editor: Paul Norris

: City

Six films about inner cities now-seen through the eyes of people who live and work in them.
You Don't Know You're Born
' Everybody's more selfish, families aren't close anymore ... I'd rather have lived 50 years ago than be my age now.'
Janice, 18, and already facing a whole lifetime's problems alone. With ten others she's thrown into a two weeks' course in search of a job and a sense of belonging.
BBC Manchester


Editor: Tony Williams
Producer: Billy Lyons

: Pot Black 79

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The ' best of three frames' Final for the 1979 Pot Black Trophy, and a first prize of £1,000. featuring the two Welsh ' wizards' of snooker, Ray Reardon the 1978 World Champion against Doug Mountjoy the 1978 Pot Black Champion
Presenting the awards, including the Highest Break Prize, the Joe Davis Trophy and the Pot Black ' Personality ' Award,
Sir Ralph Richardson , June Davis Pot Black celebrates its 11 th Grand Final in this special edition. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee SYDNEY LEE
Director PHILIP FRANKLIN Producer REG PERRIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Joe Davis
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Designer: Jim Hatchard
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Women at Arms

Catch 36-24-36
' We don't want to be second-class men ... what we must be is first-class women.' What price femininity in the military ' man's world '? In the second programme in this three-part series on women in the armed forces in Britain, America and Israel, Diane Harron looks at some of the advantages, and the disadvantages, of integrating men and women in the military. What do you do with soldier mothers? And what lessons can the three countries teach each other about coping with healthy young men and women when they're thrown together in this disciplined and enclosed environment?
Executive producer FRANK SMITH


Unknown: Diane Harron
Editor: Margarette Bendall
Producer: Jane Drabble
Producer: Frank Smith

: Happy Birthday Sir Adrian!

This Sunday is the 90th birthday of Sir Adrian Boult, founder-conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, friend of Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Holst and one of Britain's most loved and respected musicians.
This programme uses recordings of Sir Adrian's own voice from radio and film archives to link a programme of music conducted by him, including the march from ' Things to Come ' by BLISS, ballet music from ' The Perfect Fool' by HOLST, an excerpt from ' Job' by VAUGHAN WILLIAMS and Romance in F by BEETHOVEN in which the soloist is Yehudi Menuhin. Introduced by Owain Arwel Hughes Played by the LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Music sequences directed by BRIAN LARGE and ROY TIPPING
Executive producer HERBERT CHAPPELL Produced by RON ISTED
(Sir Adrian's Desert Island Discs tomorrow on Radio 4UK and 90th Birthday Concert on Sunday, Radio 3)


Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin.
Introduced By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Editor: Mike Goldsmith
Directed By: Brian Large
Producer: Herbert Chappell
Produced By: Ron Isted

: Late News


: Rock Goes to College

Introduced by Pete Drummond This week: The Police from Hatfield Polytechnic


Introduced By: Pete Drummond

: Closedown

Robert Powell reads from Psychopolis by IAN MCEWAN , who is profiled in The Book Programme tomorrow evening.


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Ian McEwan

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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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