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: Open University

10.10 The First Years of Life: All Yourt
10.35 Childhood 5-10: Family Matters
11.0 Health Choices: Home Cooking
11.25 Caring for Older People: Sharing a House

: Championship Bowling

The CIS Insurance United Kingdom Indoor Bowls Championship The Final
Bowling history was made last week when 32 players contested the first Indoor United Kingdom Championship. Not only that, but it was played on a portable rink built specially for the occasion, and the matches were played over 'sets'.
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of yesterday's Final from The Guild Hall, Preston.
Executive producer nick HUNTER


Commentators: David Rhys-Jones
Unknown: Harry Rigby
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Kith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Horizon

A Child's Guide to Languages
By studying how we all learn our native language as infants, can we find radically new ways of teaching foreign languages that really work?
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by JON PALFREMAN


Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Jon Palfreman

: The Great Palace: The Story of Parliament

The first of eight programmes looking behind the doors of Westminster and Parliament.
Narrated by Anthony Quayle Royal Westminster
For more than a thousand years Westminster has been a Royal Palace. For the first time, cameras have been allowed inside it to tell the story of one of the most extraordinary buildings in the world.
Written by CHRISTOPHER JONES Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer ALAN SCALES


Written By: Christopher Jones

: Rugby Special

London Divisions v All Blacks
The All Blacks have now reached the halfway mark of their short tour of England and Scotland. With full Internationals on the next two weekends, the visit to Twickenham will give their selectors a chance to finalise their Test team. London came close to beating them in the last meeting in 1979. NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and brings news of the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Series producer huw JONES


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 With LUKE CASEY, NICK CLARKE BILL KERR ELLIOTT , MARK ROGERSON. Including this week:
Business Times: the American television show that combines The Money Programme with Breakfast Time; and Money Maker on Share Perks: your guide to the special deals firms offer their shareholders.


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

: Around with Alliss

from Old Thorns Golf and Country Club, Liphook, Hampshire
The second of six programmes in which Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people.
His guest this week is Norman Wisdom , comedian, actor and singer. Norman reflects on his childhood and the struggle of his early days and gives Peter quite a surprise when he breaks into a boxing routine.


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: Bob Abrahams

: The Natural World: From Aardvark to Zebra: A Kilimanjaro Sketchbook

by Jonathan Kingdon
A cheetah's snarl leaps out of the film into a painting, three pieces of junk turn into a hornbill, and a revolving picture captures the tumbling flight of a lilac-breasted roller.
As both zoologist and artist Jonathan Kingdon challenges our way of looking at animals, and offers new answers to some intriguing questions. Is the zebra striped to dazzle or deceive? How did the elephant 'get his trunk?' Why does the helmeted guinea-fowl wear a mitre? Whether we look at aardvark, giraffe, bat or zebra, our eyes are opened to new ways of seeing.
BBC Bristol
Book, Kilimanjaro: Animals in a Landscape, £5.95 from booksellers.
Exhibition: Kilimanjaro: Animals in a Landscape, Barbican Centre, London, 21 October-4 December 1983, 10.0 am-11.0 pm daily; from midday Sundays


Writer: Jonathan Kingdon
Presenter: Jonathan Kingdon
Film Cameraman: Red Denner
Film Cameraman: Maurice Fisher
Film Editor: Andrew Johnston
Producer: Caroline Weaver
Series Producer: Peter Jones

: News on Two

with Michael Cole ; Weather


Unknown: Michael Cole

: Did You See...?

The television review programme with Ludovic Kennedy who this week discusses The Aristocrats (BBC2), Macbeth (BBC2) and Family Fortunes (Central) with John Grigg , the writer, and formerly Lord Altrincham,
Clare Venables , director of the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and Margaret Wilkins of The Family.
Plus a day in the life of BBC foreign news reporter Kate Adie.
Assistant producer MUKTI JAIN Producer chris mohr


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Grigg
Unknown: Clare Venables
Unknown: Margaret Wilkins
Reporter: Kate Adie.
Director: Keith Haley

: Bodyline

A Forty Minutes documentary
' There are two teams out there. One is playing cricket. The other is making no effort to play the game.' (BILL WOODFULL, Captain of Australia 1933)
Fifty years ago cricket was riven by an acrimonious feud. The cause of the furore was the determination of England's Captain, Douglas Jardine , to regain the Ashes at any cost. Against Australia's ' run machine ' Don Bradman and the rest of the team Jardine unleashed Harold Larwood , one of the fastest bowlers the world has ever seen. As Larwood scythed through the demoralised Australians' batting there were howls of anguish from cricket lovers, who branded it ' unsportsmanlike '.
The story of that explosive tour is told by some of the men who played through cricket's darkest hour, and the man whose bowling changed the ethics of international cricket for ever, the former Notts miner - Harold Larwood.
Film cameramen
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer ALAN PATIENT


Unknown: Douglas Jardine
Unknown: Don Bradman
Unknown: Harold Larwood
Unknown: Harold Larwood.
Unknown: Ray Henman
Unknown: Fintan Sheehan
Unknown: John Murphy
Editor: Jane Val Baker

: Mansfield Park

by JANE AUSTEN dramatised in six parts by KEN TAYLOR
1: Fanny Price's life changes overnight when she is removed from her impoverished Portsmouth home by her Aunt Norris to live with her rich relations at Mansfield Park.
Music composed and conducted by DEREK EOURGEOIS
Costume designer IAN ADLEY Lighting BERT ROBINSON Designer JOHN BONE Produced by BETTY WILLINGALE Directed by DAVID GILES


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Ken Taylor
Conducted By: Derek Eourgeois
Designer: Ian Adley
Unknown: Bert Robinson
Designer: John Bone
Produced By: Betty Willingale
Directed By: David Giles
Mrs Norris: Anna Massey
Sir Thomas Bertram: Bernard Hepton
Lady Bertram: Angela Pleasence
Fanny Price: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Young Fanny: Katy Durham-Matthews
Edmund Bertram: Nicholas Farrell
Young Edmund: Alex Lowe
Tom Bertram: Christopher Villiers
Young Tom: Giles Ashton
Maria Bertram: Samantha Bond
Young Maria: Alys Wallbank
Julia Bertram: Liz Crowther
Young Julia: Sharon Beare
William Price: Luke Healy
Baddely: Neville Phillips
Dr Grant: Gorden Kaye
Mrs Grant: Susan Edmonstone
Mr Rushworth: Jonathan Stephens
Mary Crawford: Jackie Smith-Wood
Henry Crawford: Robert Burbage
Jenkins: Norman Mann
Curate: Paul Doust
Mr Norris: Peter Finn

: Bette Davis Season: The Letter

The first in a series of late-night movies starring one of Hollywood's most outstanding actresses with Herbert Marshall James Stephenson
The tropical peace of a Singapore night is shattered by gunfire, a man lies dead at Bette Davis 's feet. Her story is that he tried to attack her; the truth, it transpires, is a little different.
Screenplay by / HOWARD KOCH
Based on the play by ø W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Directed by /WILLIAM WYLER


Unknown: Herbert Marshall
Unknown: James Stephenson
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Howard Koch
Play By: W. Somerset Maugham
Directed By: William Wyler
Leslie Crosbie: Bette Davis
Robert Crosbie: Herbert Harshall
Howard Joyce: James Stephenson
Dorothy Joyce: Frieda Inescort
Mrs Hammond: Gale Sondergaard
John Withers: Bruce Lester
Adele Ainsworth: Elizabeth Earl
Prescott: Cecil Kellaway
Ong Chi Seng: Sen Yung
Chung Hi: Willie Fung
Head boy: Tetsu Komai

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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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