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: Gharbar

Can we do what we like in our homes? What restrictions can government impose?
LALITA AHMED explains the limitations on our rights. Producer ASHOK RAMPAL
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Lalita Ahmed
Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould.

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Laurel and Hardy

in Helpmates

: The Master Game

Presented by Jeremy James
An international chess tournament between eight of the world's leading Grand Masters.
Game 4: Robert Byrne (USA) v Michael Stean (GB)
The second game in Group B
' I feel as though I've been embraced by an octopus ..." says the American former lecturer in pre-Socratic philosophy as he struggles to wriggle out of an apparently hopeless position against one of Britain's strongest young Grand Masters.
Designer JOHN BONE


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Robert Byrne
Unknown: Michael Stean
Unknown: William Hartston
Designer: John Bone
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Robert Toner

: Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles, followed by Weather

: Cricket: Australia v England

The Third Test from Melbourne
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the final day's play that brings to an end the Test series against Australia.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

A series of nine programmes 5: Feature Plants
A well-chosen, well-positioned house plant can lend just as much character to a room as a well-chosen piece of furniture. In this programme Geoffrey Smith offers practical advice on the cultivation of a number of feature plants.
Film editor
Booh (same title), 90p. from bookshops


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: Midweek Musical: Mame

Lucille Ball, Robert Preston
In 1928, 9-year-old Patrick comes to live with his Auntie Mame, a wonderful woman with a generous heart and a talent for living. But Mame is not regarded as a pillar of society and their happy way of life is soon threatened.
Screenplay by PAUL ZINDEL
Music and lyrics by JURRY HERMAN
Produced by ROBERT FRYER , JAMES CRESSON Directed by GENE SAKS . Films: page 23


Unknown: Robert Preston
Play By: Paul Zindel
Unknown: Jurry Herman
Produced By: Robert Fryer
Produced By: James Cresson
Directed By: Gene Saks
Mame: Lucillleball
Beauregard: Robert Preston
Vera: Beatrice Arthur
Older Patrick: Bruce Davison
Sally Cato: Joyce van Patten
Mr Upson: Don Porter
Mrs Upson: Audrey Christie
Agnes Gooch: Jane Connell
Young Patrick: Kirby Furlong
Ito: George Chiang
Mr Babcock: John McGiver
Gloria Upson: Doria Cook
Pegeen: Bobbi Jordan

: Isaac Singer's Nightmare and Mrs Pupko's Beard

Arena presents a hilarious and touching portrait of the great Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, filmed on location in Brooklyn, New York, and featuring friends, relatives and other ' odd-balls '.
'I wouldn't say that Yiddish is dead, neither would I say that Yiddish is blooming. I would say that Yiddish is sick. But in our history, between being sick and dying is a long, long way...
Arena editor ALAN tentob


Singer: Isaac Bashevis
Editor: Michael Goldman
Director: Bruce Davidson

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, PETER HOBDAY, JOHN TUSA and CHARLES WHEELER report and analyse the significant events of the day.
At 11.15* news summary and weather from FRAN MORRISON , and sports news from DAVID DAVIES.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies.

: International Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship
The number two seed, ERIC BRiSTOw , is in many eyes the man most likely to take this year's title, despite last year's
-quarter-final defeat.
Scotland's extrovert and engaging JOCKY WILSON also makes his first appearance in the championship tonight.
Introduced from Jollees Club, Stoke-on-Trent, by PETER PURVES Commentators sid WADDELL and TONY GREEN


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: Peter Purves

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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.

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.

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