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: Open University

6.40 Language Opportunities

7.5 Rivers

7.30 Recycling Domestic Refuse

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The King's New Crown by SHEILA ARCHER. Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Stuart McGugan


Unknown: Sheila Archer.
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Trades Union Congress 1980

Live coverage of the final session of the TUC in Brighton. Reporting team


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: * Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Albert Crewe's Atom

5.15 Geologist on the Moon

5.40 Air Pollution Dispersion

6.5 Genes and Development

6.30 Against the Public Interest

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones visit Mr and Mrs Norman Sharp , winners of the ' Garden of the Year' competition organised by Garden News.
The Sharps have a small garden in which a wide range of shrubs, flowers and vegetables flourish.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham Gardening hints on Ceefax page 268


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Mrs Norman Sharp
Producer: John Kenyon.

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Midnight Lace

A film starring
Doris Day , Rex Harrison
Frightening telephone calls, mysterious voices in the London fog, a near-fatal accident: can they be imagined? Kit Preston, American wife of a wealthy financier, claims that the threats on her life are only too real. Unfortunately, her family and the police seem to doubt her word - and her sanity. Hollywood's singing star Doris Day came to Britain to play an untypical dramatic role in this tense psychological thriller.
Screenplay by IVAN GOFF and BEN ROBERTS , based on the play Matilda Shouted Fire by JANET GREEN
Produced by ROSS HUNTER , MARTIN MELCHER Directed by DAVID MILLER. Films: page 18


Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Doris Day
Play By: Ivan Goff
Unknown: Ben Roberts
Produced By: Ross Hunter
Produced By: Martin Melcher
Directed By: David Miller.
Kit Preston: Doris Day
Tony Preston: Rex Harrison
Brian Younger: John Gavin
Aunt Bea: Myrna Loy
Malcolm: Roddy McDowall
Charles Manning: Herbert Marshall
Peggy Thompson: Natasha Parry
Insp Byrnes: John Williams
Dora: Hermione Baddeley

: Premiere

A second chance to see films from the series that introduced new directors to television. Weekend by IAN KENNEDY MARTIN starring
Kenneth Haigh as David Austin and Ann Firbank as Liz Perrin
A weekend at a winter seaside hotel, which includes a chance meeting with the elegant Liz Perrin , could help playwright David Austin to recharge his creative batteries. Maybe there are other things in his life that need recharging, or indeed rethinking.
Wittily lardonic script (DAILY MAIL) A joy (SUNDAY TIMES) Producer GRAHAM BENSON


Unknown: Kenneth Haigh
Unknown: David Austin
Unknown: Ann Firbank
Unknown: Liz Perrin
Unknown: Liz Perrin
Unknown: David Austin
Producer: Graham Benson
Director: John Burrows
Peter Barker: John Hug
George: Blake Butler
Colonel: Lewis Alexander
Colonel's wife: Aileen Alexander

: Ronnie Prophet Entertains

The first of four programmes
The versatile Canadian-born singer and instrumentalist entertains an audience of United States air-men and their families at The Phantom Club of RAF Bentwaters. With special guests from Nashville Terri Hollowell and the Japanese fiddler Shoji Tabuchi.


Musician: Ronnie Prophet
Singer: Terri Hollowell
Violinist: Shoji Tabuchi
Musical Director: Bill Clare
Sound: Graham Haines
Lighting: Clive Potter
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Leap in the Dark

Seven experiences of the supernatural
2: Watching Me. Watching You by Fay Weldon starring Jennie Linden with Keith Barron, Rula Lenska
Any man was better than no man at all. After what I did to you, I couldn't let go the idea that I loved him. Love was the only justification for my cruelty.'
Photography Bernard Hedges Film editor David Aliband Designer John Bone
Producer Michael Croucher Director Colin Goodman BBC Bristol


Writer: Fay Weldon
Producer: Michael Croucher
Director: Colin Goodman
Harriet: Rula Lenska
Maurice: Keith Barron
Anne: Jennie Linden
Audrey: Elizabeth Romilly
Toby: Brian Deacon
Wendy: Erin Geraghty
Wendy as a child: Susannah Godman
Harry: Phillip Manikum
Cyril: David Ponting

: Newsnight

Including TUC Report
JOHN TUSA and VINCENT HANNA in Brighton with a full report from the Trades Union Congress.
PETER SNOW and CHARLES WHEELER in London access other developments at home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Paul Norris
Editor: George Carey

: The Outer Limits

The classic sci-fi series exploring the boundaries of man's inner self when faced with alien forces in time and space. The Mice starring Henry Silva
Diana Sands , Michael Higgins
Ronald Foster , Dabney Coleman Francis de Sales, Hugh Langtry
Contact has been made with the planet Chromo and a cultural and scientific exchange arranged. Earth awaits the first Chromite and prepares to send a human there. It all seems very innocent and worthwhile ...
Executive producer LESLIE STEVENS


Unknown: Henry Silva
Unknown: Diana Sands
Unknown: Michael Higgins
Unknown: Ronald Foster
Unknown: Dabney Coleman
Unknown: Hugh Langtry
Written By: Bill S. Ballinger
Produced By: Joseph Stefano
Directed By: Alan Crosland
Producer: Leslie Stevens

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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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