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: Play School

Story: St Wistan and Wistanstow by pupils Of WISTANSTOW COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL. Presenters
Derek Griffiths , with Delia Morgan at Wistanstow, Shropshire. Carol Leader at World's End, Chelsea.


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Delia Morgan

: Closedown

: Easter Matinée: The Great Mr Handel

The feature film starring
Wilfrid Lawson , Elizabeth Allan
This colourful biography of the-German-born composer George Frideric Handel focuses on the years when Handel's work was out of favour with the British Court. Deprived of royal patronage and plagued by debtors, the struggling composer nevertheless succeeded in writing a master-piece - the sacred oratorio Messiah which was first performed in Dublin in April 1742.
Directed by NORMAN WALKER. Films: p It (first showing on British television)


Unknown: Wilfrid Lawson
Unknown: Elizabeth Allan
Unknown: George Frideric Handel
Unknown: Gerald Elliott
Unknown: Victor MacLure
Produced By: James B. Sloan
Directed By: Norman Walker.
George Frideric Handel: Wilfrid Lawson
Mrs Cibber: Elizabeth Allan
Lord Chesterfield: Malcolm Keen
Sir Charles Marsham: Michael Shepley
Frederick, Prince of Wales: Max Kirby
Phineas: Hay Petrie
Heidegger: Morris Harvey
Charles Jemens: A E Matthews
Pooley: Frederick Cooper

: Snooker

Frame of the Day
DAVID VINE introduces an outstanding frame, together with the latest news and comment.

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Making a Bob or Two

Alfred Perks , Jack-of-all-Trades
Alfred Perks, farmer and wheel-wright, has been kept so busy by his neighbours in Shropshire that in 30 years he has never been away from his workshop for more than two days at a time. He mends their carts, barns and water-wheels, repairs the jumps on the race-course, refits the pews in the chapel, looks after the church clock and despatches the dead in coffins wrought by his own fastidious hands. ' I get up about five every morning and when I get through it all it's nine at night. There's never a dull moment.' Narrator DERYCK GUYLER
Photography ARTHUR SMITH
Sound JACK WILSON. Film editor PETER GIBBS Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alfred Perks
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Narrator: Research Jean Thompson
Unknown: Jack Wilson.
Editor: Peter Gibbs
Produced By: Don Haworth

: Nice One

A Cockney Wedding
A red-letter day in the East End. Alan Jude and Helen Savage get married ... and to cap it all, West Ham win 1-0.
Director dave PRITCHARD


Unknown: Alan Jude
Editor: Howard Billingham
Director: Dave Pritchard

: A World About Us Special

David Attenborough introduces
The 1979 Expedition Film Competition for The Mick Burke Award from the Royal Geographical Society, London
Underground in the limestone caves of Turkey; tropical wildlife on a Caribbean island; through the Sudanese tribal lands of North Africa.
The first of two programmes featuring films made by expedition teams competing for the Award made by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Royal Geographical Society. The teams, using Super 8mm equipment, were all inexperienced film- makers - among them, students and teachers, a writer, housewife, an artist and salesman. It is their work that the Judging Panel will assess to choose the winners of a competition designed to encourage some of the many expeditions that set out from the United Kingdom every year, to make a film of their adventures.
Produced by PETER BALE
Executive producer MICHAEL ANDREWS BBC Bristol
(Three more films and Presentation Ceremony, next Tuesday evening)


Introduces: David Attenborough
Unknown: Mick Burke
Produced By: Peter Bale
Producer: Michael Andrews

: Election Broadcast

(Also on BBC1)

: Call My Bluff

between Patrick Campbell
Julia McKenzie , Ian McKellen and Frank Muir
Gabrielle Drake , Patrick Lichfield Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK good son and BILL TODMAN. Director ALAN BELL Producer JOHNNY DOWNES


Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Bill Todman.
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Man Alive

Each week a documentary programme that analyses an issue, a problem, or a row that concerns us all. This is your chance to examine the facts behind the headlines, the stories behind the news, to hear the questions you want asked put to the men and women who have the answers.


Editor: Tim Slessor

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker
Cliampionship DAVID vine introduces highlights of today's play.


Unknown: Cliampionship David

: Late News and The Hustings

Peter Dorling with extracts from some of the day's Election speeches.


Unknown: Peter Dorling

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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.

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