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: The Smith Boys

On 4 October 1883 a Sunday School teacher in Glasgow, concerned at the lack of discipline in his class, asked 28 boys to meet him at Woodside Mission Hall to talk about setting up a Boys' Association. Thus William Smith became father of the Boys' Brigade, and in turn the BB inspired all the youth movements that followed.
Andrew Keir , as Sir William Smith , looks back over the 100 years; and Allan Wells , Cliff Richard , George Thomas and others tell of their interest in the movement.
Where does it go from here?
Written and produced by CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland


Unknown: William Smith
Unknown: Andrew Keir
Unknown: Sir William Smith
Unknown: Allan Wells
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: George Thomas
Editor: John MacDonnell
Produced By: Charles Nairn

: Bank Holiday Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's epic space adventure starring
Keir Dullea , Gary Lockwood
At the dawn of mankind, a tribe of apes discover a mysterious monolith. Four million years later, a similar object is found on the moon, beaming signals to Jupiter. A nine-month voyage to follow the signals is launched, with two astronauts manning a huge spaceship and three others in a state of hibernation. Out of the range of mission control, the crew is disturbed to discover that Hal, the ship's computer, has a mind of its own....
Screenplay by STANLEY KURRICK and ARTHUR c. CLARKE based on the short story The Sentinel by ARTHUR c CLARKE
Produced and directed by STANLEY KUBRICK


Unknown: Keir Dullea
Unknown: Gary Lockwood
Play By: Stanley Kurrick
Unknown: Arthur C. Clarke
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
David Bowman: Keir Dullea
Frank Poole: Gary Lockwood
Dr Floyd: William Sylvester
Moonwatcher: Daniel Richter
Voice of Hal 9000: Douglas Rain
Smyslov: Leonard Rossiter

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Championship Second round
ERIC BRISTOW and BOBBY GEORGE should be in this afternoon's session, together with PETER LOCKE and LUC MARREEL , if the form book runs true to course.
Each match is now best of seven sets. TONY GUBBA introduces highlights from Jollees Showclub , Stoke-on-Trent. Commentators


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Bobby George
Unknown: Peter Locke
Unknown: Luc Marreel
Unknown: Jollees Showclub
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Directors: Nick Hunter
Directors: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Keith Phillips

: George Orwell

3: Homage to Catalonia
'I remember saying once to Arthur Koestler "history stopped in 1936", at which he nodded in immediate understanding. We were both thinking of totalitarianism in general, but more particularly of the Spanish Civil War ... I know it is the fashion to say that most of recorded history is lies anyway but what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be truthfully written.'
Orwell, like many of his generation, enlisted to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. Filmed in Barcelona and on the Huesca front, where he fought, tonight's film tells the story of Orwell's war. It begins as a heroic crusade for a beleaguered socialist state, and ends with disillusion and betrayal, with Orwell fleeing across the Spanish frontier, a wounded and wanted man. Among those appearing are
Stafford Cottman, Victor Alba
Enrique Ardroer , Ramon Jurado and Professor Bernard Crick
Associate producer CHARLES CHABOT Producer ALAN YENTOB Director NIGEL Williams An Arena production


Unknown: Arthur Koestler
Unknown: Victor Alba
Unknown: Enrique Ardroer
Unknown: Ramon Jurado
Unknown: Professor Bernard Crick
Unknown: Research Diana Mansfield
Producer: Charles Chabot
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Nigel Williams
Director: An Arena

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Natural World

God's Acre
A place of death - but also a place of life. For over 1,000 years churchyards have been dedicated to the dead, and their loving commemoration by the living.
Secure from disturbance, churchyards have also become a network of unofficial nature reserves. Within their walls oak trees and yews live for centuries and seed their offspring for future generations. Bats in the belfry, barn owls in the tower, rear their young in peace. Meadow flowers, purged from surrounding farmland, find their refuge among the tomb-stones. Even the humble snail and the sexton beetle have a place in the churchyard.
This programme follows the year of one such churchyard in the New For-rest and its ancient links with the community.
BBC Bristol


Series editor: Peter Jones
Narrator: Barry Paine
Photography: Stephen Bolwell
Film editor: Chris Orrell
Producer: Dilys Breese

: The New Year Concert

from Vienna
Introduced by Richard Baker
The traditional New Year Concert from the Musikvereinssaal, featuring the music of the Strauss Family
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel and the Vienna State Opera Ballet choreographed by GERLINDE DILL
ORF/ZDF Co-production
Editor HORST bosch. Director HUGO KAECH


Introduced By: Richard Baker
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel
Editor: Horst Bosch.
Director: Hugo Kaech

: Beyond 1984

Towards Totalitarianism?
Presented by Stephen Sedley , QC
Who will exercise the greater power in the future, the State or the Individual? Is it possible that by 2009 your right to have children will be determined by what kind of person you are; that all your activities be monitored by agents of the State? Will Big Brother really be watching us?
Stephen Sedley argues that this is already beginning to happen; that through subtle changes the individual is losing out to the forces of authority; that in the UK today enforced child care, police surveillance and secret court hearings pose a real threat.
After this film, Nick Ross chairs a discussion with a group of lawyers, social service and police chiefs - what kind of free society do we want?
Film editor NICK RAYNER Executive producer GRAHAM MASSEY ProducerPAUL ANDERSEN


Presented By: Stephen Sedley
Unknown: Stephen Sedley
Unknown: Nick Ross
Editor: Nick Rayner
Producer: Graham Massey
Producer: Paul Andersen

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Championship
TONY GUBBA introduces the best of the action from
Jollees Showclub , Stoke-on-Trent.


Unknown: Jollees Showclub

: News on Two

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The Dark Mirror

A feature film starring
Olivia de Havilland , Lew Ayres
When a prominent society doctor is found stabbed to death suspicion centres on Ruth Collins , who was known to have had an appointment with the murdered man on the night of the killing. But investigating Detective Stevenson encounters an impasse when he learns that Ruth is one of identical twins.
Written and produced by NUNNALLY Johnson Directed by ROBERT SIODMAK


Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Lew Ayres
Unknown: Ruth Collins
Produced By: Nunnally Johnson
Directed By: Robert Siodmak
Terry Collins/Ruth Collins: Olivia de Havilland
Dr Scott Elliott: Lew Ayres
Detective Stevenson: Thomas Mitchell
Rusty: Richard Long
District Attorney Girard: Charles Evans
Franklin: Gary Owens

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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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