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: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges
Masters from the Wembley Conference Centre. ALEX HIGGINS defends the Masters title he won last year, against either London's JIMMY WHITE or 'Steady' EDDIE CHARLTON , the Australian champion. DESMOND LYNAM introduces the best of this nine-frame match. Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Summariser Rex Williams

: World Ski-ing Championships

The Men's Combined Downhill from Schladming
The brilliant young American PHIL MAHRE is already off to a flying start in this season's World Cup, and when today's result is coupled .with next Tuesday's slalom to compute an overall Combined winner, perhaps twin-brother Steve can make it a double medal-winning celebration.
Commentator DAVID VINE


Unknown: Phil Mahre

: Sherlock Holmes in the Voice of Terror

A season of classic films starring
Super sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson are summoned by the Intelligence Inner Council to track down Nazi agents who not only commit sabotage all over England but have the effrontery jeeringly to proclaim their terrible acts on the radio. \
Films: page 13


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Lynn Riggs.
Unknown: John Bright
Directed By: John Rawlins
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Kitty: Evelyn Ankers
Sir EvanBarham: Reginald Denny
Sir Alfred Lloyd: Henry Daniell
Gen Jerome Lawford: Montagu Love
Meade: Thomas Gomez
Jill: Hilary Brooke
Mrs Hudson: Mary Gordon
Crosbie: Arthur Blake
Capt Shore: Leyland Hodgson
Adm Fabian Prentice: Olaf Hytten

: Heroes

The first of six programmes Paul Daniels
Middlesbrough-bom magician PAUL DANIELS chooses his heroes -among them Houdini, Tony Hancock , Dick Barton and Morecambe and Wise. He talks to Eric Robson about his choice.
Director JOHN KYLE


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Eric Robson
Director: John Kyle
Producer: Roger Burgess

: Oxford Road Show

Gear up for the weekend with 35 minutes of live action from Studio A, Manchester.
Robert Elms and Jackie Spreckley introduce film reports, opinion, studio guests, and music from a big name band.
Phone in on [number removed]. Lines open during the programme and up to 9.0 pm.
"ditor COLIN ADAMS. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Producer: Peter Hamilton
Unknown: Colin Adams.

: News Summary

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

: In the Country

Terrier Man
Bert Gripton belongs to a special breed of countryman that has spent a lifetime in the quiet, private places of the countryside - with or without permission.
Phil Drabble met Bert 30 years ago through their shared interest in working dogs - Bert breeds, trains, shows and works fox terriers. He exports them to America, Italy and even Japan. Like so many sportsmen-naturalists, Bert has learned his craft not from books but from practical experience, which he now takes great delight in passing on to his grandson Jamie -inside knowledge that many a gamekeeper would give his eye teeth to extract from ' that old fox Gripton'.
Film editor TOM POORE Producer GEORGE INGER
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bert Gripton
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Newsweek

Is Camp David Dead?
Three years ago President Carter, President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin signed their historical agreement to seek peace in the Middle East. With the final withdrawal of Israel from Sinai this spring, many observers believe that the Camp David process is at an end; that the Palestinian issue will remain unresolved; and hopes of a comprehensive peace unfulfilled. Richard Kcrshaw reports.


Unknown: Richard Kcrshaw

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters from Wembley
Conference Centre
TERRY GRIFFITHS , who Won the World Championship at his first attempt in 1979, and the Masters in 1980 - plays ex-World Champion RAY REARDON or DENNIS TAYLOR in tonight's best-of-nine-frame match. Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Snooker reports on Ccejax


Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Playhouse: Preview

by SYLVIA CLAYTON with Four television critics gather in a Wardour Street preview theatre to see a documentary and get the surprise of their lives.
Costume designer JUANITA WATERSON Film cameraman KEN WESTBURY Designer GERRY SCOTT


Unknown: Sylvia Clayton
Designer: Juanita Waterson
Unknown: Ken Westbury
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Jon Amiel
Valentine: Anton Rodgers
Babs: Anna Cropper
Emily: Cherie Lunghi
Harry: Will Knightly
Projectionist: Bill Wallis
Policeman: Christopher Driscoll
Ambulance men: Norman Chappell
Ambulance men ,: Roger Walker
TV director: Paul Seed

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA , PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world; special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines; the latest news and weather forecast from LOUISE BATCHELOR and MARGARET HOUNSELL , plus the evening's sports results from MARSHALL LEE.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Louise Batchelor
Unknown: Margaret Hounsell

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
DESMOND LYNAM introduces highlights and the result from the Wembley Conference Centre.
Snooker reports on Ceefax


Unknown: Hedges Masters
Introduces: Desmond Lynam

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week. Clare Francis with late-night conversation and music from the Greenwood Theatre, London.
Director DAVID t. TURNBULL Producer Philip CHILVERS
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER


Unknown: Clare Francis
Producer: Philip Chilvers
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.

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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