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: Around with Alliss

From Ashridge Golf Club, Hertfordshire
Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people.
His guest today is Terry Wogan.
Producer DAVID KENNING kenning


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Terry Wogan.
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: Images of War: 3: Normandy Landing

The Cameramen 1939-45
A series of six programmes
By the time the Allies invaded Europe in June 1944, the British Army had trained and equipped its own band of tough, independent cameramen. Commanding Officer Hugh Stewart remembers the kind of men who were selected and the training they were given.
Desmond O'Neill was one of the Sergeant Cameramen who landed on D-Day and his dramatic film was the first to be shown in the newsreels.


Unknown: Hugh Stewart
Unknown: Desmond O'Neill

: Flying High

Four programmes telling the story of aviation in the West. 1: To Make it Fly
Bristols pioneer the path with the primitive Boxkite and the famous Bristol Fighter. Glosters race to fame with three victories in the Aerial Derby. Westlands design and fly the amazing delta-winged Pterodactyl. Taken together, the area's achievements add up to a saga of pioneering success.
Producer Richard ROBINSON


Producer: Richard Robinson

: Trail and Sail

Introduced by Judi Lines and Bob Bond from Buckler's Hard, Hampshire
Launching and recovering some small boats.


Introduced By: Judi Lines
Introduced By: Bob Bond
Producer: Ken Griffin

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Classic films starring
L! Tonight also starring Ida Lupino , George Zucco
The famous detective meets the arch-criminal who is to become his most formidable adversary. Professor Moriarty, acquitted of murder by concocting the most ingenious alibi, warns Holmes that he now intends to accomplish the super-crime of the century.
Screenplay by EDWIN blum , WILLIAM drake Based on the play Sherlock Holmes by WILLIAM GILLETTE
. Films: page 13


Unknown: Ida Lupino
Unknown: George Zucco
Play By: Edwin Blum
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Directed By: Alfred Werker
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Ann Brandon: Ida Lupino
Jerrold Hunter: Alan Marshal
Billy: Terry Kilburn
Professor Moriarty: George Zucco
Sir Ronald: Henry Stephenson
Inspector Bristol: E E Clive

: Oxford Road Show

Start the weekend with the Oxford Road Show live from Studio A in Manchester. Music, opinion and entertainment with the help of the Moving Picture Mime Show, Jackie Spreckley , Robert Elms and guests. Ring in and tell of your views on the programme - or anything else - on [number removed]. Lines open during the programme and up to 9.0 pm.
Editor COLIN ADAMS. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Robert Elms
Producer: Peter Hamilton
Editor: Colin Adams.

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Hold Down a Chord

A ten-part beginners' course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE
9: Two-finger picking styles - forward and ripple picking - and a nonsense song from Virginia, ' Poor Howard'.


Unknown: John Pearse

: In the Country

Appleby Fair
Generations of horse dealers and gypsies have made their way annually to Appleby Fair in Cumbria. From all corners of Britain they come to meet friends, to show off their horses and, above all, to slap hands on a deal.
Phil Drabble meets some of the regulars - men like Jack Toon , whose lives and livelihood are bound up with horses.
Producer ROBIN hellier
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Jack Toon
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Newsweek

Spanish Democracy: Playing Extra Time?
This year the ' royal democracy' of King Juan Carlos faces the challenge of opposition from powerful elements in the army and from continued terrorism by separatist groups. The ruling coalition, suffering defections to the right and the left, struggles with an economy weakened by drought and recession.
Steve Bradshaw reports from the host country for the 1982 World Cup, where the politics could be as unpredictable as the football.


Unknown: King Juan Carlos
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Producer: Bruce Todd
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: International Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Championship
The Semi-finals
In all sports the semi-finals are regarded as the most difficult stage of the event-the last hurdle to the magic final. Consolation to the losing semi-finalist will be in the form of £1,500, and the winner of the title will receive £6,500 and the trophy. PETER PURVES introduces highlights of tonight's matches, which will decide who contest tomorrow's marathon final. Commentators


Introduces: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Phillips Bill Taylor
Unknown: Mike Ulet

: Playhouse: A Silly Little Habit

by Carol Bunyan
[Starring] Margaret Tyzack as Daphne, Pauline Jameson as Jennifer
Daphne lives in a beautiful flat, her husband is highly paid, the grown children are doing well. In other words, she seems to have everything. What need, then, drives her to do what she does?


Writer: Carol Bunyan
Lighting: Duncan Brown
Script Editor: Alan Seymour
Designer: John O'Hara
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Sarah Pia Anderson
Daphne: Margaret Tyzack
Jennifer: Pauline Jameson
Julia: Anna Nygh
Simon: Nicholas Farrell
Teenage girl: Kim Taylforth
Teenage girl: Nula Conwell

: The Teesdale Mercury

James McTaggart gave up the pressures and prestige of a national daily newspaper to edit The Teesdale Mercury. Tonight's film looks at a week in his life and shows his attempt to compress the rich life of this beautiful northern dale into a single edition of his newspaper.


Unknown: James McTaggart
Editor: James MacAlpine

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA , PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: International Darts

PETER PURVES introduces further coverage of tonight's semi-finals from Jollees Club, Stoke-on-Trent.


Introduces: Peter Purves

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week. Jane Walmsley with late-night conversation and guests from the Greenwood Theatre, London.
Director PHILIP cmlvers


Unknown: Jane Walmsley
Producer: Frances Whitaker

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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.

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