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: Gharbar

The programme looks at a problem which most Asian women in this country have to face.
Directed by KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Directed By: Krishan Gould

: Closedown

: Play School

Today's story: Trouble in the Ark by GERALD ROSE
Presenters Carol Chell , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Gerald Rose
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Laurel and Hardy: One Good Turn


Director: James Horne
Producer: Hal Roach
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Adventure at Sea

Tigris - The Sumerian Voyage of Thor Heyerdahl 3: Navigators
Tigris, damaged and needing repair, continues her voyage through the Arab Gulf linking ancient sites influenced by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia. Heyerdahl argues that reed boats were the means that spread civilisation across the world from Mesopotamia, Egypt to Mexico, Peru and even the islands of Polynesia. But the Tigris journey itself is anything but plain-sailing.
Commentary spoken by EDWARD WOODWARD
I take my hat off to the ' Tigris
Riveting and fascinating, (TIME OUT) Written and produced by BRUCE NORMAN , Part 4 next Wednesday


Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Spoken By: Edward Woodward
Produced By: Bruce Norman

: Test Piece

' A lot of people think of a Brass Band as an " oompah " outfit with cloth caps and mufflers, just marching down the street in front of a big drum. But, of course, we're not like that at all; we are dedicated musicians.'
Dick Evans is professional coach with Dalmellington Silver Band in Ayrshire. In March this year he took them to the Scottish Championships to defend the title they won in 1978. Competition is the life-blood of brass banding and this film follows Dalmellington in their intensive preparation of this year's test piece ― Vaughan Williams's Variations for Brass Band - through to the final performance and the announcement of the results, given, of course, in reverse order ...
Film cameraman ALEX scott Director KEITH ALEXANDER


Unknown: Dick Evans
Unknown: Alex Scott
Director: Keith Alexander

: Mid-Evening News

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

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Introduced by Anne Nightingale In the studio this week: Madness and Jane Ayre


Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Introduced By: Jane Ayre

: The Book Programme

Robert Robinson concludes the current series with a suitably seasonal literary parlour game.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Director: Sue Mallinson
Producer: Antony Rouse

: Discovering English Churches

A series of ten programmes with Donald Sinden
9: Squire and Parson
In the 17th and 18th centuries links between the Manor and the Church were strong. At Cottes- brooke in Northamptonshire, All Saints Church was fitted out with boxpews, three-decker pulpit and a private family pew for the squire. The interior here neatly delineates the social hierarchy of the village and provides a perfect picture of a country Sunday. The squire's authority was virtually absolute, and, in this the age of the amateur architect, his influence on the design of the parish church was growing too. At Little Stanmore in Middlesex, the Duke of Chandos demolished all but the tower of the church of St Lawrence and rebuilt it in the latest classical style. He commissioned the best artists he could afford to create a treasure house of a church that reflects not the corporate pride of the parish, but the wealth and status of one man.
Film cameraman KENNETH LOwa Film editor PETER ORTON Producer DICK FOSTER


Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Kenneth Lowa
Editor: Peter Orton
Producer: Dick Foster

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: M*A*S*H

in Patent4077
Marvellous, isn't it9 They can make a gun capable of destroying a village 30 miles away. But they can't make a tiny surgical instrument small enough to save a man's leg. It's all a question of priorities, of course, but even so Hawkeye finds it a bit frustrating....


Written By: Ken Levine
Written By: David Isaacs
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Klinger: Jamie Farr
and David: Ogden Stiers
Major: Charles Winchester

: Playhouse: Sweet Wine of Youth

A Life of Rupert Brooke from his letters and poems starring

Original music by RiCHARD DENTON and MARTIN COOK
Costume designer BARBARA KRONIG
Directed by DARROL BLAKE


Unknown: Graham Simpson
Unknown: Paul Sherman
Unknown: Monica Kendall
Unknown: Matthew Marsh
Music Bycook: Juchard Denton
Music Bycook: Martin Cook
Designer: Barbara Kronig
Editor: Alan Shallcross
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Cedric Messina
Directed By: Darrol Blake
ggertBrooke: Simon Shepherd
Mrs Brooke: Rachel Kempson
Eddie Marsh: Richard Pasco
Ka rnv: Merelina Kendall
Cathleen Nesbitt: Lucy Gutteridge
Dudley Ward: David Dixon
Dean Inge: Cyril Luckham
Denis Browne: Chrlstopher Guard
Frances Darwin: Lynne Miller
Hugh Dalton: Gerard Ryder
Hugh Russell-Smith: Tom Kelly
Reginald Pole: Edward Duke
Noel Olivier: Debbie Farrington

: Late News


: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. This evening:
Wreckers in the Town Hall presented by Campaign for Demolition Control
'Councils cheat people out of their homes. You may think you have rights but many local authorities have found ways of getting round the law Our evidence shows that councils are destroying houses by deliberate blight and denying people their rights by deliberate deception, as a way of removing opposition to their plans.
• From the bitter experience of people who have suffered from these tactics, the Campaign for Demolition Control is finding ways of fighting for the survival of communities and their homes, and for the protection of peoples democratic rights.'
Our address is: [address removed].

: Closedown



Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Percy Bysshe Shelley

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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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