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: Open University

4.40 Biology Form and Function. 7.5 Ecology. 7.30 Making the Connections.

: Play School

Story: Shobhana by MARGARET KIDD
Illustrated by MARILYN HIRSH
Elizabeth Millbank , Dev Sagoo
Graphic designer JOANNA ISLES
Written by JANET WYATT
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Margaret Kidd
Illustrated By: Marilyn Hirsh
Unknown: Elizabeth Millbank
Pianist: Dev Sagoo
Pianist: Peter Pontzen
Designer: Joanna Isles
Designer: Paul Trerise
Written By: Janet Wyatt
Directed By: Anne Gobey
Directed By: Penny Lloyd
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Around with Alliss

from Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset
Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people. His guest today is
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader , the man who lost both legs in a flying accident at the age of 21 but nevertheless went on to become one of the most distinguished and decorated pilots in the Battle of Britain.
Producers DAVID kenning and A. P. WILKINSON


Unknown: Sir Douglas Bader
Unknown: A. P. Wilkinson

: The Glazebrook Touch

A film portrait of Bob Glazebrook -Steinway's senior concert technician. He looks after 100 grand pianos scattered about the country, and knows every one by its sound and its serial number. For every performance BOB GLAZEBROOK has to regulate and ' voice' the chosen piano in order to achieve the quality of sound to suit the artist, the work, and the acoustics of the hall.
Appearing in the programme are Howard Shelley , Alfred Brendel
Abbey Simon, Vladimir Ashkenazy Peter Frankl and Bruce Forsyth Narrated by ALEXANDER JOHN
Film editor TONY TEW
Producer piiilip speight


Unknown: Bob Glazebrook
Unknown: Howard Shelley
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Alexander John
Editor: Tony Tew

: Paris: Imperial City

How post-Revolutionary politics influenced town planning and city life in early 19th-century Paris.
Producer patricia HODGSON
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Patricia Hodgson

: Weekend Outlook

previews daytime programmes from the Open University.

: Sherlock Holmes: Pearl of Death

continues a season of classic films starring
A series of horrible murders committed by the Creeper sets Sherlock Holmes off on the trail of the famous Pearl of Death - a valuable gem that has caused murder and misfortune since the days of the Borgias.
Films: page 9


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Bertram Millhauser
Directed By: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Naomi Drake: Evelyn Ankers
Giles Conover: Miles Mander
Lestrade: Dennis Hoey
Creeper: Rondo Hatton
Bates: Richard Nugent

: Heroes

Mountaineer, writer and photographer Chris Bonington chooses fellow explorers Shackleton and Hunt among his heroes, who also include Winston Churchill , John Ie Carre and Felicity Kendal.
With the help of film extracts he talks to Eric Robson about his choice.
Director JOHN KYLE


Unknown: Chris Bonington
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: John Ie Carre
Unknown: Eric Robson
Director: John Kyle
Producer: Roger Burcess

: Oxford Road Show

A last chance to kick the weekend into shape with 40 minutes of high-power action live from Studio A in Manchester. The regular team of Jackie Spreckley, Robert Elms, Ben Elton and Dick Witts are joined by a big name band and dance group Shock.
Give us your views by ringing in on[number removed]
Lines open during the show until 9.0 pm.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Dick Witts
Producer: Peter Hamilton
Editor: Colin Adams.

: News Summary

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

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton and Clay Jones at Barnsdale with Mary Spiller
As we start a new season we assume that spring is just around the corner. Time to sow inside and out and decide which plants can be repaired after the ravages of winter.
Produced by john kenyon BBC Birmingham
Gardeners' World Vegetable Book. il.50 from booksellers. BBC videobooks, Mr Smith 's Vegetable Garden (bbcv 1000), Mr Smith 's Flower Garden (BBCV 1001), Mr Smith 's Indoor Garden (BBCV 1002),
£37.95 each, from retailer"


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Mary Spiller
Produced By: John Kenyon
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith

: Newsweek

For centuries British mps have been elected on the winner-takes-all system: the candidate with the most votes in each constituency goes to Westminster as its representative. The result has been a strong two-party system, with the winning party usually able to form a government with a working majority in Parliament.
But the SDP-Liberal Alliance has now given notice that the price for its support in any future government will be a fundamental change in our electoral system. It wants to introduce a form of proportional representation to make the composition of the House of Commons more clearly reflect the spread of votes in the country.
Would Labour or the Conservatives ever agree to it?
David Jessel talks to Eric Heffer , mp, The Rt Hon David Steel , mp, The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp, and analyses the results of a special opinion poll.


Talks: David Jessel
Unknown: Eric Heffer
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Producer: James Hogan
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: The Family Brown Sings Country

The top Canadian country music group visits RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk
Director RICK Gardner
Producer DOUGLAS hespe


Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Playhouse: The Workshop

by Jean-Claude Grumberg, translated and adapted for television by Tom Kempinski
with Lynn Farleigh as Simone, Lee Montague as Leon, Sandy Ratcliff as Mimi and Paul Freeman as Max

It is 1945 - just a year since the allied troops entered Paris - and Simone arrives for her first day of work at M. Leon's tailoring workshop.


Auhor: Jean-Claude Grumberg
Translated and adapted by: Tom Kempinski
Costume Designer: Raymond Hughes
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Designer: John O'Hara
Producer: Carol Robertson
Director: Nicolas Kent
Simone: Lynn Farleigh
Leon: Lee Montague
Mimi: Sandy Ratcliff
Max: Paul Freeman
Helene: Caroline Hutchison
Laurence: Matyelock Gibbs
Giselle: Jennifer Piercey
Marie: Brenda Cavendish
First presser: John Levitt
Second presser: Desmond Adams
Machinist: David Lyon
Machinist: Martin Murphy
Simone's son: Dominic Barter

: Newsnight

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

Germaine Greer with late-night conversation and guests.
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: David F. Turnbull
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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