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: The Auden Landscape

W. H. Auden was regarded by his contemporaries in Britain in the 1930s as the supremely original poet of the age. His flamboyant personality and peculiar morality outraged the conservative establishment but delighted the young. Auden became a cult - a prophetic voice condemning the 30s as a ' low, dishonest decade' and identifying the hysterical paranoia which was the breeding ground of Fascism.
In 1939 Auden left England to settle in New York. He continued to write poetry, criticism and opera libretti until his death, in a hotel room in Vienna, in 1973. In the first film portrait since his death Auden is remembered by relatives and friends:
John Auden , Christopher Isherwood Stephen Spender , Golo Mann Robert Medley.
Quite magnificent. (THE TIMES) Written by ROBERT ROBINSON Produced by adau low


Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: John Auden
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Written By: Robert Robinson

: Horizon

Dr Priestley and the Breath of Life On 1 August 1774 Dr Joseph Priestley discovered an unknown gas-oxygen: a discovery that may lead today to a cure for rheumatoid arthritis and cheap fuel from sunlight. Professor Ian Fells shows how we are still trying to understand the links between oxygen and living things.
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by ROBIN BOOTLS


Unknown: Dr Joseph Priestley
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Robin Bootls

: Rugby Special

England XV v Canada
After England's disappointing International performances last year, a chance for new coach, JOHN GREENWOOD , to assess the quality of the squad for the forthcoming full International season, which starts in November against New Zealand. For Canada, this visit to
Twickenham provides them with the opportunity to show the progress they have made as a rugby. playing nation.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates and bring news and views of the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Serlet producer HUW johis


Unknown: John Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world: the interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Michael Cole


Unknown: Michael Cole

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Single ton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme, With LUKE CASEY, NICK CLARKE , BILL KERR ELLIOTT and MARK ROGERSON reporting from home and abroad on your money and other people's. Including this week
In a Rich Man's World: How Abba, probably the world's most successful pop group, found investing a fortune a lot harder than making one; and Money Maker on the Building Societies: why, for the saver who shops around, small can be beautiful.


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Single
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan
Editor: Richard Tait

: Here Come the Classics

An evening of American popular music.
Presented by Robert White and featuring Laverne Williams Katia and Marielle Labeque with Owain Arwel Hughes and the NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader SIDNEY SAX
This second of three programmes features the music of Gershwin, Stephen Foster , Sousa, Joplin and Bernstein.
Production YVONNE littlewood


Presented By: Robert White
Unknown: Williams Katia
Unknown: Marielle Labeque
Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Stephen Foster
Unknown: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Derek Dodd

: News on Two

with Michael Cole Weather


Unknown: Michael Cole

: Did You See...?

A new series of the television review programme with Ludovic Kennedy , who this week discusses The Old Men at the Zoo (BBC2), The Prisoner (C4) and Harty (BBC1). with Julian Critchley , mp Chrissie Maher Roger Goodman
Plus Miller 's Tale-Dr Jonathan Miller 's parting thoughts on television, from Coronation Street to the classics.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Chrissie Maher
Unknown: Roger Goodman
Unknown: Plus Miller
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller
Director: Trevor Dann
Producer: Chris Mohr

: Orchestra

Six programmes written and presented by Jane Glover 5: Modern
At the beginning of this century composers reacted to the ' overblown ' music of the romantic and radically changed their use of the orchestra. With the LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader PETER MANNING from the Town Hall, Cheltenham


Unknown: Jane Glover
Leader: Peter Manning
Director: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Old Men at the Zoo

The last episode of a version for television in five parts by TROY KENNEDY MARTIN The Year of the Yeti Simon Carter was badly injured in the nuclear attack, and two years passed before he recovered.
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin
Unknown: Yeti Simon Carter

: Ryder Cup Golf

Europe v USA
The crucial final round of singles matches to decide the fate of the trophy donated by the late Sam Ryder and first played for in 1927. Tom Watson (8), Craig Stadler
Fuzzy Zoeller and Ray Floyd of the American team have each won major titles but the Europeans, with Nick Faldo and Severiano Ballesteros , will not be overawed. Harry Carpenter , with Peter AIUss , introduces coverage from West Palm Beach, Florida.
Television presentation ABC Producer ALASTAIR scott Editor HAROLD ANDERSON


Unknown: Sam Ryder
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Craig Stadler
Unknown: Fuzzy Zoeller
Unknown: Ray Floyd
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Introduces: Peter Aiuss
Producer: Alastair Scott
Editor: Harold Anderson

: Midnight Movie: Black Angel

Dan Duryea , June Vincent with Peter Lorre
Broderick Crawford
When Kirk Bennett is falsely charged with the murder of a beautiful nightclub singer his wife turns to the dead woman's husband for help. Her one lead is a jewelled, heart-shaped brooch, stolen from the singer's apartment.
Screenplay by ROY CIIANSLOR Based on the novel by CORNELL WOOLRICH


Unknown: Dan Duryea
Unknown: June Vincent
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Broderick Crawford
Unknown: Kirk Bennett
Unknown: Roy Ciianslor
Produced By: Tom McKnight
Produced By: Roy William Neill
Directed By: Roy William Neill
Martin Blair: Dan Duryea
Catherine: June Vincent
Marko: Peter Lorre
Captain Flood: Broderick Crawford
Joe: Wallace Ford
Jake: Hobart Cavanaugh
Marvis Marlowe: Constance Dowling
Lucky: Freddie Steele
Bartender: Ben Bard
Kirk Bennett: John Phillips
Dr Courtney: Junius Matthews

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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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