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: Open University

6.5 ' Title to the Earth '. 6.30 Defining the field. 6.55 James Hutton , Geologist.
7.20 Argument on Television: 1. 7.45 Copper as a Resource.


Unknown: James Hutton

: Gharbar

A programme for Asian families
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Granny Harris 's Visitors Written by E. J. FARRINGTON
Guest storyteller Percy Edwards Presenters
Carol Chell , Iain Lauchlan


Unknown: Granny Harris
Written By: E. J. Farrington
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Iain Lauchlan

: Closedown

: Pilgrimage

This programme shows the greatest pilgrimage of all -the Hajj. Every year millions of Muslims from all over the world converge on Mecca, the sacred centre of the Islamic faith. A group of pilgrims are followed from their suburban mosque in Manchester, their farewell prayers and those of their community are witnessed, and the pilgrims' hopes and aspirations for the journey are heard.
In Mecca all pilgrims merge in a classless brotherhood of faith and follow the pattern of devotion initiated by the prophet Muhammad.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ken Patton

: Zorro's Fighting Legion

Twelve classic cliffhangers
Chapter 8: Flowing Death
As Zorro and Ramon try to force Manuel to reveal his sinister master's true identity, Don del Oro again turns the tables....
A REPUBLIC serial (Blacfc and white) (Chapter 9 tomorrow at 5.40)


Zorro: Reed Hadley
Volita: Sheila Darcy
Ramon: William Corson
Felipe: Leander de Cordova
Gonzales: Edmund Cobb
Manuel: John Merton
Pablo: C Montague Shaw

: Cartoon Two

This is the House that Jack Built
Direction and animation by RON TUNIS Produced by the NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA


Unknown: Ron Tunis

: Why Their News is Bad News

An Open Door programme made by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
Presented by Julie Christie and Julie Walters , this programme explodes the myth that we are all equally well-served by our news media. With revealing examples from recent TV, it challenges the claims that news and current affairs coverage is impartial. The programme includes lively interviews with Anthony Barnett , The Rt Hon Anthony Wedgwood Bcnn , mp, Ken Livingstone and Steve Forey , who talk about how the media shape our lives and shed light on some of the murkier antics of the gutter press.
A public access programme made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT


Presented By: Julie Christie
Presented By: Julie Walters
Unknown: Anthony Barnett
Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Bcnn
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Steve Forey

: Collecting Now

A weekly look at collectors and collections in their limitless variety. Introduced by Harriet Crawley with Ray Gosling , Sarah Kennedy John Fitzmaurice Mills
This week a visit to the Didcot locomotive depot where GWR, ' God's Wonderful Railway still flourishes - they're even reconstructing Brunei's seven-foot gauge railway, last seen in 1890; also a look at whether Limited Edition prints are a good investment.
Assistant producers


Introduced By: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: John Fitzmaurice
Unknown: Brian Hawkins
Unknown: Fiona McKenzie
Producer: Christopher Lewis.

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Year of the French

A series giving an insight into lives of individual French people. February: The Ski-ing Gendarme
As a gendarme in the small town of Bagneres de Luchon, Bernard Capderrey arrests a criminal, patrols the market-place and. with not too much enthusiasm, attends his military training. But beyond his normal duties Bernard must man the ski station and be on 24-hour call as a mountain rescuer. Narrator Michael Dean
Bernard Capderrey is someone special.
A splendid series - if you haven't seen one, watch. (SUNDAY TIMES) Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer JOHN BIRD


Unknown: Bernard Capderrey
Narrator: Michael Dean
Narrator: Bernard Capderrey

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

The seventh of ten programmes
The plants we grow in our gardens are some of the richest and most varied in the world. But very few of them are native to this country. Clematis ,
Geoffrey Smith takes a look at one of our most popular climbing plants which has always held a special place in his affections.
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Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Editor: Peter Ringsted.
Director: Erica Griffiths.
Producer: Brian Davies

: Timewatch

The monthly history programme
John Tusa investigates the work of a lifetime -the completed new edition of The Diary of Samuel Pepys. He talks to Robert Latham , editor of this unparalleled document of Restoration society, who has uncovered previously unknown details of Pepys's life.
Peter Ibbotson uncovers 'the weeders'. Are civil servants destroying vital historical evidence when they decide Government records should not be kept?
The Historical Cleopatra. As the BBC drama series approaches its climax, Timewatch asks ' was Cleo patra 's reputation as a lustful tyrant really deserved? '
Executive producer TIMOTHY GARDAM Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Voddts On .. page 81


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Samuel Pepys.
Unknown: Robert Latham
Unknown: Peter Ibbotson
Unknown: Cleo Patra
Producer: Timothy Gardam
Editor: Bruce Norman

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric HalsaU Second Semi-final
An Irishman who farms near the Wicklow Mountains and a Welsh-man who tends sheep in the Ithon Valley meet to decide who joins last week's semi-final winner for a place in the singles final.
For Ireland: DENIS BIRCHALL from Dunlavin, with Eve
For Wales: DICK NICIIOLLS from Llandrindod Wells, with Rod
The Brace Championship continues today on the trials course above the Clyde at Kelburn, in Ayrshire. JOHN TEMPLETON with Roy and Ben (Scotland) v TIM LONGTON with Clun Roy and Tweed (England)
Technical co-ordinator ROY SMITH Director MICHAEL KERR Producer IAN SMITH


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsau
Unknown: Denis Birchall
Unknown: Dick Niciiolls
Unknown: Clun Roy
Unknown: Roy Smith
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: M*A*S*H

That's Showbiz: part 1


Hawkcye: Starring Alan Aida
B J Hunnicutt: And Mike Farrell
Col Potter: With Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Cleopatras: Episode 6

An eight-part serial written by Philip Mackie.
51 BC. The youngest and most notorious of the Cleopatras, now 18, becomes joint ruler with her brother Ptolemy. Civil war breaks out. It is only the arrival of Julius Caesar that makes a solution possible. Cleopatra and Caesar become lovers. She believes she has found the man to help her realise her ambition to rule the world.


Writer: Philip MacKie
Music Composer and conductor: Nick Bicat
Sound: Alan Machin
Make-up artist: Norma Hill
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: John Frankau
Cleopatra: Michelle Newell
Fluter: Adam Bareham
Ptolemy XIV: Daniel Beales
Arsinoe: Francesca Gonshaw
Julius Caesar: Robert Hardy
Gnaeus Pompey: Philip Cade
Flavius: Keith Drinkel
Roman soldier: Martin Anthony
Roman soldier: Tony Portacio
Roman soldier: Fraser Downie
Roman soldier: Tony Portacio
Theodotus: Graham Crowden
Pothinus: John Ringham
Achillas: Tony Caunter
Charmian: Shirin Taylor
Iras: Carole Harrison
Apollodorous: Graham Faulkner
Achoreus: Arthur Hewlett
Timotheus: Anthony Dawes
Guard: Ray Jones
Dancer: Helen Sparks
Dancer: Wynne McGregor
Dancer: Norma Vee

: Newsnight

: Open University

11.50 Search and Rescue
The MV Burtonia was lost in the North Sea in 1972. Could this have been avoided?

12.15 Making the Connections
A look at the vital job of plumbing.

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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.

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