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: Open University

7.40 A Milk Run. 8.5 Dawn of Man.
8.30 M101/19 Matrices: 1. 8.55 Islam in Bolton. 9.20 Statistics: Significance Testing. 9.45 Similarities and Differences.
10.10 Database: Query Languages. 10.35 Designing for the Disabled. 11.0 Teaching Mechanisms. 11.25 The Family Doctor. 11.50 Television Technology.
12.15 Pay for Play School. 12.40 Industrial Relations Act 1972. 1.5 Cells and Organisms. 1.30 Chromatin. 1.55 Climates of the Past.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
The John Player League
Over half-way through the season and the championship by no means decided. The weather decimated the opening fixtures but, to hold their places, the leading counties must maintain the high standard one-day cricket demands. Commentators PETER WALKER CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS
International Athletics from Gateshead
The Philips Gateshead Games England v Scotland v Hungary v Norway
A full track and field match' which includes the top athletes from all four countries. England are unbeaten in quadrangular matches over the last two seasons and once again should be strong enough to win.
Commentators DAVID COLEMAN
* The above times indicate only the first of several transmissions Television presentation:
Grandstand produced by JIM RESIDE
Grandstand edited by HAROLD ANDERSON
Theme music available on Sporting Themes (record REH 348, cassette ZCR 348). from record shops
During August the following BBC Video cassettes will be available from retailers: Play Golf (BBCV 1004); Play Tennis (BBCV 1010); Horseback (BBCV 1011); Harry Carpenter 's Video Book of Sport (BBCV 5011); priced at £37.95 each.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Peter Walker
Commentators: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Produced By: Jim Reside
Edited By: Harold Anderson
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world; the interesting and the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Kenneth KendaU


Unknown: Kenneth Kendau
Editor: Richard Gamble

: Call My Bluff

The last of 20 programmes A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall
Victoria Wood , Peter EgaB and Frank Muir
Rula Lenska , Nigel DempstaC Referee Robert Robinson ,
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Directed by PAUL CIANI Producer ROGER ORDISH


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Peter Egab
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Rula Lenska
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Paul Ciani
Producer: Roger Ordish

: News on 2


: The World About Us

The Flowering of Britain
An exploration with Richard Mabey
Why are birthwort, milkwort and the primrose so named? Why do we find sheets of bluebells in some woods and not in others? Why do poppies suddenly appear on newly turned ground?
RICHARD MABEY guides us through the countryside from the Dales to Devon, from Kent to the New Forest. He tells us a new and intriguing story about the 5,000-year-old partnership between ourselves and our flora, and how we've taken them into our medicine chests, gardens, into children's stories, adult myths and religion,
Series editors


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Anthony Isaacs

: Dame Janet Baker Sings

In a specially recorded concert from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, one of Britain's most illustrious singers Dame Janet Baker sings two majestic works for voice and orchestra - Mendelssohn's concert aria Infelice, and Handel's dramatic solo cantata Lucrezia.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, leader JOHN TUNNELL , is directed from the harpsichord by Raymond Leppard. Between the vocal works they play the Overture to Handel's opera Alcina.
Introduced by Mary Marquis
Producer JAMES HUNTER. BBC Scotland


Singers: Dame Janet Baker
Leader: John Tunnell
Unknown: Raymond Leppard.
Introduced By: Mary Marquis
Introduced By: Sound Ron Allan
Introduced By: Lighting John McCaw
Producer: James Hunter.

: Hunting Man

Brian Plummer is a hunter. His obsession is with the ways of rabbits, hares, foxes, badgers and rats, and of the dogs that men still breed and train to hunt them. Brian once lived without money for two years on what his dog could kill. Now he earns his living as a teacher, and by writing books on hunting. But he still .hunts, walking the suburban fields north of Birmingham with a bleak eye on the encroachment of the city, and for himself as one of the last of a dying breed.
Film cameramen
Produced by MICHAEL CROUCHER. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Plummer
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Unknown: Jack Bellamy
Editor: Paul Carter
Produced By: Michael Croucher.

: Film of the Week: Death in Canaan

opens a season of feature films especially made for television starring
Stefanie Powers , Paul Clemens
On 30 September 1973, 18-year-old Peter Reilly was accused of the brutal murder of his mother. After interrogation Peter signed a confession, which he later renounced. This powerful film depicts the aftermath of these tragic events when the small Connecticut township in which Peter grew up came to his defence. Based on one of the most controversial and harrowing cases in American legal history, the film marked British director Tony Richardson 's US television dgbut
Screenplay by ROBERT W. CHRISTIANSEN and RICK ROSENBERG. based on the book by JOAN BARTHEL
(First showinp on British television) Films: page 82


Unknown: Stefanie Powers
Unknown: Paul Clemens
Unknown: Peter Reilly
Director: Tony Richardson
Unknown: Robert W. Christiansen
Unknown: Rick Rosenberg.
Produced By: Robert W. Christiansen
Produced By: Rick Rosenberg
Directed By: Tony Richardson
Joan Barthel: Stefanie Powers
Peter Reilly: Paul Clemens
Lt Bragdon: Tom Atkins
Mildred Carston: Jacqueline Brookes
Barney Parsons: Brian Dennehy
Rita Parsons: Conchata Ferrell
Sgt Case: Charles Haid
Thomas Lanza: Floyd Levine
Sgt Scully: Kenneth McMillan

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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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