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: Play School

The King of Singdom of Song by PETER CHARLTON
Guest storyteller David Wood Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Andrew Secombc


Unknown: Peter Charlton
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Andrew Secombc

: Closedown

: Osprey

The first of four films which were featured in the Wildscreen 82 Festival.
Today: Winner Best Script Narrated by Robert Powell
How does a 31b hawk with a five-foot wing-span survive a 50 mph splashdown? How does it actually catch and carry a flashing, slithering trout half its own weight?
Each year 30,000 people make a pilgrimage to Loch Garten , Speyside, to glimpse ospreys, yet only with patience and high-speed filming can you truly see the action in the world of the osprey. A revealing portrait of one of the world's most spectacular fishing birds.
Filmed and directed by HUGH MILES An RSPBfilm
(Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind tomorrow at 2.5 pm)


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Loch Garten
Written By: Brian Jackman
Directed By: Hugh Miles

: Guernica

The Long Exile
Last year a £13-million painting travelled in top secret from America to Spain. Next day it was headline news that Picasso's masterpiece ' Guernica ' had come home at last, after 40 years in exile. This Arena special tells the story of an extraordinary work of art, and talks to survivors of the terrible event that inspired it.
Film editor ARDAN FISHER


Editor: Ardan Fisher
Producer: Leslie Megahey

: World Championship Snooker

The Year of the Hurricane
Alex Higgins , urged on by his fans and baby daughter Lauren, finally fulfilled his promise and became ' the people's champion ', producing on the way some of the most dramatic moments in snooker history. DAVID VINE recalls those 17 days at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield when the 1982 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship became ' the year of the Hurricane
Assistant producer RON GUBBA Producer MIKE ADLEY


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: David Vine
Producer: Ron Gubba
Producer: Mike Adley

: The BBC Television Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Cast in order of appearance:
Choreographer GERALDINE STEPHENSON Music composed and conducted by DOMINIC MULDOWNEY
Make-up artist MARIANNE FORD
(Verdi's version of this story in Falstaff on New Year's Day at 8.0 pm)


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Geraldine Stephenson
Conducted By: Dominic Muldowney
Artist: Marianne Ford
Designer: Christine Rawlins
Designer: Don Homfray
Editor: David Snodin
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: David Jones
Justice Shallow: Alan Bennett
Slender: Richard O'Callaghan
Sir Hugh Evans: Tenniel Evans
George Page: Bryan Marshall
Sir John Falstaff: Richard Griffiths
Bardolph: Gordon Gostelow
Pistol: Nigel Terry
Nym: Michael Robbins
Anne Page: Miranda Foster
Mistress Ford: Judy Davis
Mistress Page: Prunella Scales
Peter Simple: Ron Cook
Host of the Garter Inn: Michael Graham Cox
Robin: Lee Whitlock
Mistress Quickly: Euzabeth Spriggs
John Rugby: John Joyce
Doctor Caius: Michael Bryant
Fenton: Simon Chandler
Frank Ford: Ben Kingsley
John: Ralph Brown
Robert: Peter Gordon
William Page: Crispin Mair
Fairies: Harvey Brown
Fairies: Kerry Cavalli
Fairies: Adam Cooper
Fairies: Helen Grey
Fairies: Simon Kemp
Fairies: Wayne Phelan
Fairies: Tony Young

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Merry Wives of Windsor


: Cricket: Fourth Test

Australia v England from Melbourne
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play.
Television presentation by CHANNEL 9 AUSTRALIA
BBC videobook, Botham's Ashes (BBCV 5015), from retailers


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Hooray for Hollywood

A celebration of the heyday of the movies.
In this memorable compilation film, narrated by Mickey Rooney , the title says it all. Dozens of the screen's greatest stars appear in musicals, comedies, Westerns and dramatic sequences. From Stan and Ollie to Bogart, from Astaire and Rogers to John Wayne , they fill the screen with their most unforgettable moments. There are also classic ' off-screen' happenings, never before shown on screen, and the infamous' Dentist's Chair' routine by W. C. Fields, considered too daring to be screened when first filmed. A spectacular, nostalgic treat for everyone who loves movies and the stars who made them.
(Colour and black and white)


Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: John Wayne

: News on 2

with Richard Whitmore Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Women in Love

The feature film starring Alan Bates , Oliver Reed
Jennie Linden , Glenda Jackson with Eleanor Bron
Returning home from London to the small colliery town of Beldover, Gudrun Brangwen is attracted to Gerald Crich-son of a wealthy mine owner. Her sister, Ursula, is equally attracted to Rupert Birkin , the inspector at the school where she is a teacher. The passions and tragic outcome of the quartet's complex relationships form the mainspring of the action to this ambitious film, derived from D. H. Lawrence 's celebrated and controversial novel.
Screenplay by LARRY KRAMER , based on the novel by D. H. LAWRENCE Produced by LARRY KRAMER
Directed by KEN RUSSELL. Films: page 15


Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Jennie Linden
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Gudrun Brangwen
Unknown: Gerald Crich-Son
Unknown: Rupert Birkin
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Larry Kramer
Novel By: D. H. Lawrence
Produced By: Larry Kramer
Directed By: Ken Russell.
Rupert Birkin: Alan Bates
Gerald Crich: Oliver Reed
Gudrun Brangwen: Glenda Jackson
Ursula Brangwen: Jennie Linden
Hermione Roddice: Eleanor Bron
Tom Brangwen: Michael Gough
Anna Brangwen: Norma Shebbeare
Thomas Crich: Alan Webb
Mrs Crich: Catherine Wilmer
Winifred Crich: Sarah Nicholls
Laura Crich: Sharon Gurney
Lupton: Christopher Gable

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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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