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: Open University

7.5 Black Holes

7.30 Stagflation

: Closedown

: Gharbar

A programme for Asian women


Directed By: Krishan Gould

: Conservative Party Conference 1979

Live coverage of the second day in Blackpool. Reporting team Robin Day, David Dimbleby with Robert McKenzie


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: * Play School

(For defails see BBC1 at 3.55 pm)

: * Conservative Party Conference

Further coverage from Blackpool

: Closedown

: Conservative Party Conference

The afternoon session.

: Open University

4.50 Uses of Biochemistry

5.15 Experimental Design

5.40 History at Mathematics

6.5 Imaging the Eye

: Closedown

: Backstage in Clubland

A report made a year ago on what goes on behind the scenes in working men's clubs controlled by the Northern Joint Council of Entertainment Secretaries who have the power to blacklist artists and prevent them working. Benny Britten , a comedian, was suspended for a year. Sylvia Lane , a singer, received the maximum two-year penalty.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Benny Britten
Unknown: Sylvia Lane
Producer: Allan Kassell
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

takes a look at the contemporary rock scene.
Introduced by Anne Nightingale In the studio
After the Fire Brand X with films, album tracks, inter. views, news and reviews.


Introduced By: Anne Nightingale

: The Book Programme

A series of 12 programmes with Robert Robinson talking to authors about their craft and latest books. 4: It Must Be Murder with crime writers
Peter Dickinson , H. R. F. Keating William Mcllvanney , Colin Watson Director SUE MALLINSON Producer ANTONY ROUSE


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Unknown: H. R. F. Keating
Unknown: William McLlvanney
Unknown: Colin Watson
Director: Sue Mallinson
Producer: Antony Rouse

: My Music

In this final visit by television to radio's popular, musical knowledge game Frank Muir and John Amis compete against Ian Wallace and Denis Norden in answering questions set by Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: M*A*S*H

in Change Day


Hawkeye: Starring Alan Aida
B J Hunnicutt: And Mike Farrell
Col Potter: With Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Stiers Charles Winchester: David Ogden

: Ripping Yarns

by MICHAEL PALIN and TERRY JONES The first of three films Whinfrey's Last Case starring Michael Palin also starring Maria Aitken
Antony Carrick , Edward Hardwicke Richard Hurndall , Jack May Gerald Sim
Dashing, debonair Gerald Whin frey saves his country twice a week. But in 1913 a German plot - to start the First World War without telling anyone - coincides with his holiday. Where will Whinfrey's priorities lie? A knock-about tale of international intrigue. Suitable for some children.
Film editor GLENN HYDE
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Film recordist RON BLIGHT Designer GERRY SCOTT
Executive producer SYDNEY LOTTERBY Director ALAN J. w. BELL


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Antony Carrick
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Jack May
Unknown: Gerald Sim
Unknown: Gerald Whin
Editor: Glenn Hyde
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Unknown: Ron Blight
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Director: Alan J. W. Bell
Gerald Whinfrey: Michaelpalin
Mrs Otway: Maria Aitken
Admiral Jefferson: Antony Carrick
Mr Girton: Edward Hardwicke
Mr Carne: Richard Hurndall
General Chapman: Jack May
Lord Raglan: Gerald Sim
Meat lorry driver: Steve Conway
Barmaid: Ann Way
Smooth German: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Man in club: Anthony Woodruff
Mr Ferris: Charles McKeown
Mr Vinney: Patrick Bailey
Another Eddie: Philip Clayton-Gore
Army Captain: Roy Sampson

: The Camerons

by ROBERT CRICHTON , dramatised in six parts by BILL CRAIG
3: Maggie has married her Gael, Gillon Cameron , and brought him back to Pitmungo. Over the years the Cameron family grows. The sons all work in the pit and contribute their share to the 'kist' which Maggie believes will one day free them from their slavery.
Directed by PETER MOFFATT. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Robert Crichton
Unknown: Bill Craig
Unknown: Gillon Cameron
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Directed By: Peter Moffatt.
Maggie: With Morag Hood
Gillon: Malcolm Ingram
Henry Selkirk: Graham Crowden
Menzies: Alec Heggie
Rob Cameron: Iain Lauchlan
Andrew Cameron: Gerard Kelly
Sam Cameron: Ewan Stewart
James Cameron: Joseph McKenna
Ian Cameron: James Morrison
Sarah Cameron: Sharon Erskine
Emily Cameron: Lesley Fitzsimons
Ogilvie: Bill Gavin
Sandy Bone: Jay Smith
Beth: Juliet Cadzow
First miner: Denis Agnew
Second miner: Finlay Welsh
First woman: Jean Bruce
Second woman: Katy Gardiner

: Late News on 2

including Conservative Party Conference report and Weather

: Something Else

(Shown last Saturday)

: Closedown

Rosalind Shanks reads The Dark-Eyed Gentleman by THOMAS HARDY


Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

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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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