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: Open University

6.40 Zoroastrian Orthodoxy. 7.5 Handicapped in the Community. 7.30 The London Underground.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Tailor and the Giantwritten by PEGGY BLAKELEY illustrated by EDITH WITT Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Fred Harris


Written By: Peggy Blakeley
Illustrated By: Edith Witt
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Klein's Unification of Geometry

5.15 Cyprus

5.40 Cross-products of Vectors

6.5 A Wealth of Words

6.30 From Snowdon to the Sea

: Dallas

Power Play
Solely to defy J.R., Lucy accepts Alan Beam 's proposal of marriage. And that is exactly what J.R. wanted her to do.
Written by JEFF YOUNG
Directed by LESLIE martisson
(Another episode tomorrow at 7.30)


Unknown: Alan Beam
Written By: Jeff Young
Directed By: Leslie Martisson

: Mid-Evening News

including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Luck and Flaw

One after another, mighty politicians have fallen victim to the 'savage caricatures of Roger Law and Peter Fluck , better known as Luck and Flaw. Among their most memorable targets are Henry Kissinger as the Statue of Liberty, Jeremy Thorpe as Saint Sebastian and Keith Joseph as Dracula. Uncannily modelled in plasticine, the victims are then photographed for magazines and newspapers all over the world. The results are bizarre, witty and unapologetically extreme.
Hilarious (DAILY MAIL) ... Unusual, brilliant ...


Unknown: Roger Law
Unknown: Peter Fluck
Unknown: Henry Kissinger
Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Keith Joseph
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Anthony Wall

: My Music

Questionmaster Steve Race accompanies
Frank Muir , John Amis
Denis Norden and Ian Wallace in four serenades to conclude this week's musical quiz.
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


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

: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The fourth of six plays Anne of Cleves by JEAN MORRIS
starring with and Elvi Hale ... an actress of much enchantment ... (SKETCH)
Series based on an idea by MAURICE COWAN


Writer: Jean Morris
Series based on an idea by: Maurice Cowan
Producer: Ronald Travers
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: John Glenister
Anne: Elvi Hale
Henry VIII: Keith Michell
Catherine Howard: Angela Pleasence
Duke of Norfolk: Patrick Troughton
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury: Bernard Hepton
Thomas Cromwell, Chancellor and Secretary: Wolfe Morris
Bishop Gardiner: Basil Dignam
Sir Thomas Wriothesley: Patrick Godfrey
Holbein: James Mellor
Amalie, Anne's sister: Carol MacReady
Duke Wilhelm, Anne's brother: William Maxwell
Christopher Mont, Ambassador to Cleves: David Butler
Chancellor of Cleves: Norman Tyrrell
Lotte, Anne's maid: Mollie Sugden
Henry's gentleman: Norman Atkyns
Servant: Michael Cullen
Princess Elizabeth: Jody Schaller
Lady Frances, lady-in-waiting: Stephanie Lacey
Lady Margaret, lady-in-waiting: Melanie Ackland
Robert Barnes: Robert James
Philip of Hesse: Peter Reeves

: Festival 80

From Edinburgh, MARY MARQUIS and MICHAEL DEAN bring you the news, personalities and performers from the 34th International Festival.


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Michael Dean
Unknown: Norman McCandlish
Unknown: Keith Alexander
Editor: James Hunter.

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world, with special reports from home and abroad.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday

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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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