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: Gharbar

A programme for Asian women
Producer asho rampal
Directed by BISO MEHAY . BBC Birmingham Write to: Gharbar. Asian Unit, BBC, Pebble Mill Road. Birmingham B5 7QQ, with your comments and suggestions. Speak for Yourself, £12.75 from booksellers


Directed By: Biso Mehay

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

Developing Mathematical Thinking: Fractions.

: Landscapes of England

A series of 12 explorations with Professor W. G. Hoskins 5: Black Country
The tortured area of south Staffordshire between Walsall and Wolverhampton is one of the most individual parts of England. Once rich in iron, clay, coal and building stones, it has been robbed of all but its human resources.
PROFESSOR HOSKINS asks why this landscape has profoundly influenced its people.
Film editor CURE ÐOUGUS


Unknown: Professor W. G. Hoskins
Producer: Peter Jones

: Robinson's Travels

The Pioneer Trail
Robert Robinson retraces one of the world's great journeys - the Pioneer Trail west across the USA. He follows the route of the Mormons, who were expelled from their Illinois township on the Mississippi in 1846 and who set out over the Rockies to found Salt Lake City in the desert.
ROBINSON, too, starts on the Mississippi, visits a ranch on the Oregon trail, meets the Wyoming Rodeo Queen and gets down from his covered wagon only to be done for speeding.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Editor: Geoffrey Botterill

: Toyahatthe Rainbow

Highlights from a performance given by one of Britain's most successful new singers - Toyah Willcox
The concert was recorded last year at London's Rainbow Theatre.
TV presentation MICHAEL apfleton


Singers: Toyah Willcox

: Laurel and Hardy in: Busy Bodies

When it comes to woodwork, Stan and Ollie have a solid head start!


Director: Lloyd French
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Water Margin

A thousand years ago, in China, 'he souls of 108 knights were reborn to fight the tyranny and corruption of the Government. Their leader was Lin Chung and their exploits became legendary. A Man's Only Happiness
English adaptation by davib WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND, London Produced by NTV Tokyo


Unknown: Lin Chung
Directed By: Michael Bakewell

: The Making of Mankind

A seven-part series tracing the origins of our species.
Presented by Richard Leakey 1: In the Beginning
RICHARD LEAKEY begins his exploration of our origins by tracing the crucial events of eight million years ago that first took a group of primitive apes out of the forests and began them on the extraordinary path that ultimately was to lead to us.
Not to be missed; lusciously photographed, brilliantly expounded.
Series producer GRAHAM MASSEY iRepeat)


Presented By: Richard Leakey
Unknown: Richard Leakey
Producer: Graham Massey

: News Summary

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

: The Master Game

Presented by Jeremy James
International chess with eight of the world's leading players from South America, Hungary, USA, Germany and Great Britain.
For the next 13 weeks we share with these chess masterminds their triumphs, frustrations and sometimes real anguish to decide the winner of The Master Game trophy and a first prize of 12,500. Game 1
Hecht (W Germany) v Christiansen (USA)
Expert analysis and comment by BILL HARTSTON


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Bill Hartston
Designer: John Bone.
Director: Jill Dawson
Producer: Robert Toner

: Chronicle: Ancient Mariners

Submerged beneath sand, sponges and sea grass are the wrecks of thousands of ships.
During the past decade three of these ships have been carefully excavated, discovering a fascinating evolution in shipbuilding technology. They date from 300 BC, AD 625 and AD 1000, and lie off the coasts of Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. Archaeologists have discovered exquisite artefacts of glass, bronze and pottery. As a result of meticulous restoration, these artefacts are providing new insights into an ancient world of ships and commerce - a world not dissimilar to our own.

An Odyssey film presented for Chronicle by Catherine Collis


Producer: Sanford Low
Presented for Chronicle by: Catherine Collis
Series Editor: Bruce Norman

: M*A*S*H

starring with Heal Thyself
A new surgeon, drafted to the 4077th, presents further problems for Hawkeye and Hunnicutt, when he suffers a mental breakdown.
Written by DENNIS KOENIG Directed by MIKE FARRELL 1
Theme music on BBC Comedy Themes i record reh 387, cassette zcr 387) from retailers


Written By: Dennis Koenig
Directed By: Mike Farrell
Hawkeye: Alan Aida
B J Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Bell

The last of four parts dramatised by REG GADNEV
Toby and Dora have secretly raised the medieval bell from the bottom of the lake. All is set for their own special miracle when, to Dora's horror, her boyfriend Noel Spens unexpectedly turns up, closely followed by the Bishop.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed and conducted by MARC WILM NSQN
Sound supervisors TAN I-F:IPER, ALAN TÃYLOR Script editor BETTY willimjah Designer CHRI Pt:MSEL


Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Dramatised By: Reg Gadnev
Unknown: Noel Spens
Conducted By: Marc Wilm
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Barry Davis
Dora Greenfield: Tessa Peake-Jones
Peter Topglass: Edward Hardwicke
Mark Strafford: William Simons
Sister Ursula: Pa Tricia Heneghan
James Tayper Pace: Gareth Thomas
Mrs Mark: Rowena Cooper
Noel Spens: Derrick O'Connor
Bishop: Richard Pearson
Paul Greenfield: James Warwick
Michael Meade: Ian Holm
Toby Gashe: Michael Maloney
Catherine Fawley: Trudie Styler
Fr Bob Joyce: Tim Wylton
Nick Fawley: Kenneth Cranham
Patchway: Bryan Pringle
Mother lare: Patricia Donovan
Station porter: Rex Holdsworth
AbbeSS: Rachel Kempson
Murphy: Lottie

: Out of Court

The first of seven programmes
Nick Ross and Jane Walmsley with some of the odd, outrageous - and far-reaching - legal stories of the week.
Legal comment from Michael Molyneux
HELP! page 83


Presenter: Nick Ross
Presenter: Jane Walmsley
Legal comment: Michael Molyneux
Film Director: Adam Curtis
Studio Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Ritchie Cogan
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, JOHN Tt'SA, PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world.
Plus the latest news, weather and sports results.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

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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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