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: Play School

The Elves and the Shoemaker Written by BROTHERS GRIMM Illustrated by KATRIN BRANDT Presenters
Sarah Long , Don Spencer


Illustrated By: Katrin Brandt
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Men of Ideas

Bryan Magee talks to leading philosophers about Western philosophy today.
Philosophy and Literature with Iris Murdoch , former Fellow of Philosophy, St Anne 's College, Oxford
Series prepared by BRYAN macee Director TONY TYLEY
Executive producer JANET boenic


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: St Anne
Director: Tony Tyley

: Living on the Land

Bill Symonds, Cider Maker and Country Gentleman

Bill Symonds is ambassador for the spirit of insobriety his family have fostered in Herefordshire for 250 years.
BBC Manchester

(Peter Fluck, Country Parson, tomorrow at 5.10)


Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Director: Jean Thompson
Producer: Don Haworth

: Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island

A serial in 14 chapters 10: Wings of Fury
Mala keeps a rendezvous, and a colleague is ruthlessly murdered in an attempt to incriminate Mala, who pursues the killer into a deadly encounter in the sky.
(Chapter 11 is tomorrow at 5.40 pm)

: Charlie Brown

Some Day You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown.


Unknown: Charlie Brown.

: The Waltons

The story of a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock.
Guest star
The Hot
Rod Jim-Bob and Jody Foster recklessly celebrate their release from army discipline and the Misses Bald-win receive an unwelcome visit.
Based on EARL HAMNER jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by SCOTT HAMNER Directed by BOB SWEENEY


Unknown: Rod Jim-Bob
Unknown: Jody Foster
Written By: Scott Hamner
Directed By: Bob Sweeney
Jason: Jon Yvalmsley
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Erin: Mary Beth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler
Ike Godsey: Joe Conley
Corabeth Godsey: Ronnie Claire Edwards
narrator: Earl Hamner
Rose: Peggy Rea
Cindy: Leslie Winston
John Boy: Robert Wightman
Jody Foster: Charles R Penland

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: SF Film Festival: Invaders from Mars

starring Helena Carter Arthur Franz Jimmy Hunt
A group of Martians attempt to destroy
America from their spaceship underground, with the aid of an army of invincible eight-foot robots. Made at the height of the flying saucer scare, this remarkable exercise in SF cinema was directed by William Cameron
Menzies, noted designer of H. G. Wells 's classic, Things to Come.
Screenplay by RICHARD BLAKE
Directed by WILLIAM camebon menzies Films: page 9


Unknown: Helena Carter
Unknown: Arthur Franz
Unknown: Jimmy Hunt
Directed By: William Cameron
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Richard Blake
Directed By: William Camebon
Dr Pat Blake: Helena Carter
Dr Stuart Kelston: Arthur Franz
David MacLean: Jimmy Hunt
George MacLean: Leif Erickson
Mary MacLean: Hillary Brooke
Colonel Fielding: Morris Ankrum
Sgt Rinaldi: Max Wagner
Kathy Wilson: Janine Perreau

: Russell Harty

Live from London's Greenwood Theatre , television's most unpredictable show. There'll be music, conversation, and, as always, star-studded entertainment.
Studio director RON ISTED. .....nq.y Production CHRIS RILEY. GRAHAM LINDSAY Producer TOM GUTTERIDGE
(The next Russell Harty programme is on Thursday at 8.25 pm)


Unknown: Greenwood Theatre
Director: Ron Isted.
Unknown: Chris Riley.
Unknown: Graham Lindsay
Producer: Tom Gutteridge
Unknown: Russell Harty

: Doctors' Dilemmas

Doctors are often forced to make moral judgments when they treat us. In a series of six stories based on true cases, Ian Kennedy , Reader in Law at King's College London, examines the principles that guide them.
4: McGee
The McGees are good Catholics. But one night, Con McGee is unfaithful, and catches 'a little infection'. He wants the doctor to treat his wife without telling her why-the truth could break the marriage and cause the children needless suffering. What should the doctor do? Dr Anthony Inwald , a London gp, discusses his response to McGee's problem with Dr Duncan Catterall , a venereologist at the Middlesex Hospital, and Fr Bredan Callaghan , a Jesuit marriage counsellor
Dramatised story by SEAMUS FINNEGAN Film editor MICHAEL FLYNN Producer OLIVER MORSE
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON


Reader: Ian Kennedy
Unknown: Con McGee
Unknown: Dr Anthony Inwald
Unknown: Dr Duncan Catterall
Unknown: Fr Bredan Callaghan
Story By: Seamus Finnegan
Editor: Michael Flynn
Producer: Oliver Morse
Producer: David Paterson
Con McGee: Tony Doyle
Eileen McGee: Mary Duddy

: Arena

By their hair shall ye know them....
Tonight Arena takes you on a tour of contemporary British heads, from the exotic to the mundane, from hot wax to Brylcreem. Blue rinse, quiff, mohican, short back and sides, dreadlocks or just shaved off altogether. By your choice of hairstyle you tell the world about yourself. You can blend in with the crowd or stand out from it. For some it is a fundamental part of their religious beliefs, for others pure indulgence.
What are the prospects for a bank clerk with a hennaed 'trojan '? How does a white man become a Rasta? Does the back of your neck still prickle at the thought of the barber's clippers? This Arena investigation will make your hair stand on end.
Film cameraman NIGEL walteiis Director TED clisbt
Arena editor ALAN YENTOB


Unknown: Nigel Walteiis
Director: Ted Clisbt
Editor: Alan Yentob

: Newsnight

John Tusa, Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Joan Bakewell and Linda Alexander, present television's fullest and most authoritative daily news magazine.


Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Linda Alexander

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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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