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: Open University

6.5 Modern Art: Leger. 6.30 Modelling Photosynthesis. 6.55 The Plant Cell Wall.
7.20 Field Geology Arran. 7.45 Structural Power 2: Cultural Penetration.

: Play School

: Closedown

: Shorefields School: Facing Change

Shorefields School, Liverpool faces many problems: the decay of the inner City, high unemployment, national recession. Some children lack motivation, the school suffers from falling rolls, and its catchment area is largely poor and underprivileged. How did the school face these problems in 1979-80? Producer NICK MENTON
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Nick Menton

: F.A.C.T.S.

Football Association Coaching: Tactics, Skills
A series of 14 programmes 5: Creating Space (2)
(Part 6 tomorrow at 5.40 pm)


Unknown: Ron Greenwood
Unknown: Don Howe
Unknown: Terry Venables
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: John Cartwright
Unknown: Charles Hughes

: That was the Year

Eight people are killed when the
7.30 from Chester runs out of steam ... a new Napoleon seizes power in France ... and the souvenir industry makes a killing at the Great Exhibition.
Chris Serle takes a modern look at the news bulletins of the past-with Judy Merry , John Mundy and Dr Rod Hackney.


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Judy Merry
Unknown: John Mundy
Unknown: Dr Rod Hackney.
Director: Mike Healey
Director: David Brown

: The Water Margin

First of seven programmes starring Atsuo Nakamura Sanae Tsuchida
A thousand years ago in China the souls of 108 knights were reborn to fight the tyranny and corruption of the government. They lived by their wits and their swords in the marshy lands of the water margin of Liang Shan Po.
Kao Chiu Loses His Heart
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIVE SOUND. LONDON Production NTV, TOKYO


Unknown: Atsuo Nakamura
Unknown: Sanae Tsuchida
Unknown: Liang Shan Po.
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Lin Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Hu San-niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Hua Yung: Dlajiro Harada
Huang Hsing: Ryonosuke Hingegishi
Yu Lan: Michiko Matsuki

: One of the Family

Marian Foster and Brian Watkins meet some of the animals that live in our homes. Today: Birds with advice from MICHAEL MARTIN and MICHAEL KINNES
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Milt
(Another programme: Friday 6.51)


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Brian Watkins
Unknown: Michael Martin
Produced By: Andrew Meikle
Producer: John Kenyon

: The Great Egg Race: When the Petrol Runs Out

Introduced this year by Heinz Wolff

A television studio was far too small for this week's edition, so a vast hall at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham was commandeered.
The teams have to tear three motor cars apart, before rebuilding them to make vehicles light enough to lift over a wall, strong enough to carry three people, fast enough to beat the others - and all this without using any petrol.

Chasing them is guest judge Jock Smith


Presenter: Heinz Wolff
Guest Judge: Jock Smith
Assistant producer: Max Whitby
Producer: Charles Huff

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Wilton House, Wiltshire
The last programme in the present series finds Arthur Negus at Wilton, home of the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery, who not only stamped their mark on history but also on their treasured possessions, and incorporated their many heraldic devices into the decoration of their home.
In the 17th century Inigo Jones designed two spectacular rooms for the fourth Earl-the Single and Double Cube Rooms. These magnificent rooms delight Arthur and David Howard , expert in oriental porcelain and heraldry, who finds among the armorials both right and wrong.
Producer ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: David Howard
Unknown: Alan Hitchcock
Director: Chris Hunt
Producer: Robin Drake

: Top Gear

Introduced by William Woollard from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford.
With much of the motor industry's major research and development based outside Britain is there still a role for specialist centres like Cranfield and can they survive?
Ex-racing driver John Miles takes to the track with a revolutionary new Lotus that has a suspension that thinks for itself.
And Frank Page road tests a new car.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Milt


Introduced By: William Woollard
Unknown: John Miles
Unknown: Frank Page
Producer: Philip Franklin
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Film of the Week: The Shout

Opens a season of major films new to television
starring Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt
Charles Crossley, inmate at a small asylum, is keeping score at a cricket match between patients and some locals. He decides to tell his companion a story, "every word of which is true - although I may change the sequence of events." The tale is a mysterious one of menace, anger, and finally murder. Adapted from a story by Robert Graves, this is one of the most haunting and atmospheric of recent British films.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 12


Screenplay: Michael Austin
Screenplay: Jerzy Skolimowski
Based on the story by: Robert Graves
Producer: Jeremy Thomas
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Crossley: Alan Bates
Rachel: Susannah York
Anthony: John Hurt
Chief medical officer: Robert Stephens
Robert: Tim Curry
Vicar: Julian Hough
Cobbler's wife: Carol Drinkwater
Cobbler: Nick Stringer
Inspector: John Rees
Harriet: Susan Woolridge

: Sing Country

Join commentator David Allan for tonight's selection from the high spots of this year's
International Festival of Country Music from the Wembley Arena featuring Australia, T. R. Dallas Johnny Lee , Rattlesnake Annie and Bill Monroe
Lighting JOHN KING


Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: T. R. Dallas
Unknown: Johnny Lee
Unknown: Rattlesnake Annie
Unknown: Bill Monroe
Unknown: Lighting John King
Directors: Simon Betts
Unknown: Dave Picktiiall
Unknown: Dave Ross
Producer: Dave Perrottet

: Newsnight

John Tiisa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with Joan Bakewell and Linda Alexander.


Unknown: John Tiisa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander.

: Open University

11.50 Reading: ResourceDevelopment
How can young children edit, reference, store and retrieve material for their own purposes'! Pupils from Saints County School, Bletchley, demonstrate.
12.15 Calculus: the Directional Derivative For science students, the programme uses the common features of contour maps, heat flow, and electrical conduction, as an introduction to vector calculus.
12.40 A Many Splcndourcd Thing: 2
The second of two programmes which examine the Implications of the silicon chip by looking at two minicomputers and seeing how chips affected the learning, and playing, opportunities in California in 1980.

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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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